Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
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.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
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.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.