Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. — Buddha
To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west, people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
The tongue like a sharp knife…kills without drawing blood.
It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
“If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism.”
- Albert Einstein (1879-1959)
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
- The Buddha
“Deep down in the human spirit there is a reservoir of courage. It is always available, always waiting to be discovered.”
- Pema Chodron, American Nun, Trained in Tibetan Buddhism, Taking The Leap
A man is not learned because he talks much. A man is learned when he is patient, free from hatred, and fear.
- The Buddha, Verse 258
“Through zeal, knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal,
knowledge is lost; let a man who knows the double path of
gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.”
This global warming has brought changes in climate, including making perennial snow mountains melt, thereby adversely affecting not only human beings but also other living species.
Do not let pleasure distract you
From meditation, from the way.
Free yourself from pleasure and pain.
Not yet having becoming a buddha,
This ancient pine tree,
In today’s materialistic society, if you have money and power, you seem to have many friends. But they are not friends of yours; they are the friends of your money and power. When you lose your wealth and influence, you will find it very difficult to track these people down.
-14th Dalai Lama
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.
- The Buddha
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.
“A jug fills drop by drop.”