Being a slave to the conditioned mind causes us to keep cycling through periods of pain and pleasure, joy and suffering, love and hate.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
There is indeed a certain sense of gratification when we do a good deed that gives us inward satisfaction,and a generous pride that accompanies a good conscience... These testimonies of a good conscience are pleasant; and such a natural pleasure isvery beneficial to us; it is the only payment that can never fail.
And on the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Remember, meditation will bring you more and more intelligence, infinite intelligence, a radiant intelligence. Meditation will make you more alive and sensitive; your life will become richer.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Love deeply, love without jealousy, love blissfully and help each other to be more meditative.
From the Sun I learned this: when he goes down, overrich; he pours gold into the sea out of inexhaustible riches, so that even the poorest fisherman still rows with golden oars. For this I once saw and I did not tire of my tears as I watched it.
Be more awake, more real and you will start to feel the blessing.
Don't waste time and energy trying to find the right words, worrying how to present it so that people will not judge you. Don't worry about embarrassment. Reveal yourself to yourself. Don't protect yourself from yourself.
Whoever does not know how to find the way to his ideal lives more frivolously and impudently than the man without an ideal.
A single moment of love is equal to the whole eternity of love.
The fully matured man has no fear, no defense; he is psychologically completely open and vulnerable.
The spirit of a warrior is not geared to indulging and complaining, nor is it geared to winning or losing. The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warrior's last battle on earth. Thus the outcome matters very little to him. In his last battle on earth a warrior lets his spirit flow free and clear. And as he wages his battle, knowing that his intent is impeccable, a warrior laughs and laughs.
To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave.
To understand everything is to forgive everything.
We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
What is the seal of attained freedom? - No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.