Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If people speak or act with evil thoughts, pain follows them. If people speak or act with pure thoughts, happiness follows them, like a shadow that never leaves them.
Live like a mighty river.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Death carries off a man busy picking flowers with an besotted mind, like a great flood does a sleeping village.
Happiness or sorrow- whatever befalls you, walk on untouched, unattached.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
The worlds originate so that truth may come and dwell therein.
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.
Speak the truth. Give whatever you can. Never be angry. These three steps will lead you Into the presence of the gods.
Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be ye a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to the truth as a lamp; hold fast as a refuge to the truth. Look not for refuge to anyone besides yourselves.
The gift of the Truth beats all other gifts. The flavour of the Truth beats all other tastes. The joy of the Truth beats all other joys, and the cessation of desire conquers all suffering
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.
Speak the truth do not become angered and give when asked, even be it a little. By these three conditions one goes to the presence of the gods.
True and lasting inner peace can never be found in external things. It can only be found within in. And then, once we find and nurture it with ourselves, it radiates outward.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.