||We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
|| Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Buddha (Quoted in The Teachings of Buddha, 2005)
|| Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Buddha (Quoted in The Teachings of the Compassionate Buddha, 1955)
||Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
Buddha (Quoted in The Gospel of Buddha, 1894)
||A jug fills drop by drop.
How is there laughter, how is there joy, as this world is always burning? Why do you not seek a light, ye who are surrounded by darkness?
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
Do not go by revelation;
Do not go by tradition;
Do not go by hearsay;
Do not go on the authority of sacred texts;
Do not go on the grounds of pure logic;
Do not go by a view that seems rational;
Do not go by reflecting on mere appearances.
Buddha (Kalama Sutta)
||Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
||No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.