What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness.
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings — that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
Yes, when you see for the first time, a great laughter arises in you – the laughter about the whole ridiculousness of your misery, the laughter about the whole foolishness of your problems, the laughter about the whole absurdity of your suffering.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
What we think, we become.
You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.