Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
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.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
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.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.