Desire is the very essence of man.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.