He who looks for me, that is, through any material form, or seeks me through any audible sound, that man has entered on an erroneous course, and shall never behold the Buddha.
The truth is open for all who can understand. You must be lamps unto your selves. You must depend upon no eternal refuge, depend on no leader, and depend on no teacher. Look within. You are the Buddha.
When we feel happy and peaceful, our happiness and peace radiates around us, and others can enjoy it as well. This is called ‘the enjoyment of others of our body of bliss’.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
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.
Let go the past, let go the future, and let go what is in between, transcending the things of time. With your mind free in every direction, you will not return to birth and aging.
He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness.
One act of pure love in saving life is greater than spending the whole of one’s time in religious offerings to the gods.
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
All conditioned things are impermanent. When one sees this in wisdom, then one becomes dispassionate towards the painful.
Though one should conquer a million men in battlefield, yet indeed he is the noblest victor who has conquered himself.
Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.