1. “A jug fills drop by drop.”
2. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”
3. “All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world.”
4. “All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”
5. “All things, oh priests, are on fire . . . The eye is on fire; forms are on fire; eye-consciousness is on fire; impressions received by the eye are on fire.”
6. “Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.”
7. “As a net is made up of a series of ties, so everything in this world is connected by a series of ties. If anyone thinks that this mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken. It is called a net because it is made up of a series of interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility in relation to other meshes.”
8. “As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.”
9. “A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.”
10. “Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.”
11. “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it - even if I have said it - unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
12. “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.”
13. ”Do not dwell in the past. Do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
14. “Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”
15. “Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.”
16. “Don't chase after the past,Don't seek the future;The past is goneThe future hasn't come,But see clearly on the spotThat object which is now,While finding and living inA still, unmoving state of mind.”
17. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”
18. “Everything changes, nothing remains without change.”
19. “Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.”
20. “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.”
21. "Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds."
22. “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”
23. "If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."
24. "It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."
25. “It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one's own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.”
26. “Go beyond this way or that way, to the farther shore where the world dissolves and everything becomes clear. Beyond this shore and the farther shore, beyond the beyond, where there is no beginning, no end, without fear, go.”
27. “Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else.”
28. “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”
29. “Having enjoyed a sweet delicious taste,And having sometimes tasted what is bitter,Do not greedily enjoy the sweet taste,Do not feel aversion toward the bitter.When touched by pleasant contact, do not be enthralled,Do not tremble when touched by pain.Look evenly on both the pleasant and painful,Not drawn or repelled by anything.”
30. ”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.”
31. "However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act upon them.
32. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”
33. “I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment.”
34. “In the sky there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and them believe them to be true.”
35. "It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways."
36. "It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."
37. “Just as a picture is drawn by an artist, surroundings are created by the activities of the mind.”
38. "Let us rise up and be thankful; for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful."
39. “Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.”
40. “Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.”
41. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
42. “Rain falls, wind blows, plants bloom, leaves mature and are blown away; these phenomena are all interrelated with causes and conditions, are brought about by them, and disappear as the causes and conditions change.”
43. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
44. “The point of the teachings is to control your own mind. Restrain your mind from greed, and you will keep your body right, your mind pure and your words faithful. Always thinking of the transiency of your life, you will be able to desist from greed and anger and will be able to avoid all evils.”
45. “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting.”
46. “Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height.”
47. “There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.”
48. "There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind."
49. “The stages of the Noble Path are: Right View, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Behavior, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.”
50. “The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And habit hardens into character.
So watch the thought and its ways with care,
And let it spring from love
Born out of concern for all beings.”
51. "The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart."
52. “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.”
53. “The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze.”
54. "This Ayrian Eightfold Path, that is to say: Right view, right aim, right speech, right action, right living, right effort, right mindfulness, right contemplation."
55. "Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness is never decreased by being shared."
56. “Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost; let a man who knows the double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.”
57. “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.”
58. “To him in whom love dwells, the whole world is but one family.”
59. “We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.”
60. “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
61. “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.”
62. ”Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”
63. "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."
64. "You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself."
65. "You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are 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."
66. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
67. "You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger."
68. “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”