He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
What we think, we become.