As a bee gathering nectar does not harm or disturb the color and fragrance of the flower, so do the wise move through the world.
— The Buddha
I find the best way to clear my mind, is to simply sit alone in silence.
— William Chapman
If the mind keeps wandering your intelligence will be wasted.
In order for it to not be wasted,
the mind needs to be thought free.
— Dr. Pillai (submitted by Linda S. Portland Maine)
To study the way is to study the self
To study the self is to forget the self
To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things.
— Dogen (submitted by Spirt rock)
Now is the time to free ourselves from samsara. Unless we do it in this lifetime, it is not going to happen all by itself. We have to take care of ourselves. Right now we have the ability to receive teachings and practice the Dharma. Isn’t this the right time? Wouldn’t that be better than continuing to act like an animal, concentrating only on eating and sleeping and letting the time run out? Why not take your future into your own hands?
— From As It Is, vol. 1, ©1999 by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.
If you don’t ask the answer is No.
If you don’t step forward you are always in the same place
— Nora Roberts (Submitted by Joy of Westerly)
Silence is a source of great strength.
— Lao Tzu
The foolish reject what they see, not what they think; the wise reject what they think, not what they see.
— Huang Po (Submitted by: Gareth, London)
Among the appliances to transform the people, sound and appearances are but trivial influences.
— Confucius
Man no wear goggles, long time no see.
— Confucius (Sign found in a high school shop class - Submitted by: Jeff, USA)
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
— Buddha (Submitted by Joy, Connecticut)
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
— Confucius
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
— Confucius
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
— Confucius
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
— Confucius