You always admire what you really don't understand.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
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.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
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.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.