The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.


We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.


Speak or act with an impure mind, and trouble will follow you. Speak or act with a pure mind, and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakable.


You are the source of all purity and impurity. No one purifies another.


It is better to do nothing, than to do what is wrong. For whatever you do, you do to yourself.


You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.


Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.


The mind is everything; what you think you become.


Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.


It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.


The greatest prayer is patience.


Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.


However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?


By your own folly you will be brought as low as your worst enemy wishes.


The greatest impurity is ignorance. Free yourself from it. Be pure.


If you are filled with desire, your sorrows swell like the grass after the rain. But if you subdue desire, your sorrows shall fall from you like drops of water from a lotus flower.


Do not rely upon what has been acquired by repeated tradition; nor upon lineage; nor upon rumour; nor upon what is handed down in the teachings; nor upon logic; nor upon inference; nor upon a consideration of reasons; nor upon a delight in speculation; nor upon appearances; nor upon respect for your teacher. Kalmas, when you know for yourselves:  these things are unskilful; these things are blameable; these things are censured by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to harm and suffering, then abandon them.


You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.


What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.


Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.


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