Compassion is the basis of morality.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.