Intent is not a thought, or an object, or a wish. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated. It operates in spite of the warrior's indulgence. Intent is what makes him invulnerable. Intent is what sends a shaman through a wall, through space, to infinity.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Suffering of any kind is a very clear and unmistakable sign that we have abandoned love.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be self-sufficient.
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
Death is a door to God. Those who knows how to die know how to enter into God. Clingers clinging to life never know what God is.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
There is nothing good or evil save in the will.
Seriousness is illness; seriousness has nothing spiritual about it. Spirituality is laughter, spirituality is joy, spirituality is fun.
The outer world, and everyone in it, is just a mirror of our inner world.
If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself you should say: "He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned"
Truth is simple. Very simple - so simple that a child can understand it. In fact, so simple that only a child can understand it. Unless you become a child again you will not be able to understand it.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.
Breath is the link between mind and body.
The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.
Without love a man is just a body, an empty temple without the deity. With love the deity arrives, the temple is no more empty.
Mind is just in the middle. You are nothing but a mess. If you can go beyond it, intelligence grows in you;if you go below it, any intelligence that you had disappears.
Life always sends us angels to help at every step along the way.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
A warrior is a hunter. He calculates everything. That's control. Once his calculations are over, he acts. He lets go. That's abandon. A warrior is not a leaf at the mercy of the wind. No one can push him; no one can make him do thingsagainst himself or against his better judgment. A warrior is tuned to survive, and he survives in the best of all possible fashions.
One does not know - cannot know - the best that is in one.
Never misunderstand seriousness for sincerity. Sincerity is very playful, never serious. It is true, authentic, but never serious. Sincerity does not have a long face, it is bubbling with joy, radiating with an inner joyousness.
Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.