The one who carries things thinks he's got things, but the one who looks on only sees the heaviness. Throw away things, lose them, and find lightness.
All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.
Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.
Like a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, so the wise are not moved by praise or blame.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Full of love for all things in the world, practicing virtue, in order to benefit others, this man alone is happy.
A kind man who makes good use of wealth is rightly said to possess a great treasure; but the miser who hoards up his riches will have no profit.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it.
From craving arises sorrow, from craving arises fear, but he who is freed from craving has no sorrow and certainly no fear.
When one is overcome by this wretched, clinging desire in the world, one’s sorrows increase like grass growing up after a lot of rain.
If a viper lives in your room and you wish to have a peaceful sleep, you must first chase it out.
Just as the bee takes the nectar and leaves without damaging the color or scent of the flowers, so should the sage act in a village.