There is far more need for meditation now than there was in the time of the Buddha. - Buddhadasa
In my native land waves of attachment to friends and kin surge; hatred for enemies rages like fire; the darkness of indifference, not caring what to adopt or avoid, thickens. To abandon my native land is the practice of a Bodhisattva. - Tokme Zangpo
Feeling resentful and angry, wanting revenge – these are the heavy chains with which negativity binds itself to us. Why would anyone want that? - Tina Turner
Look carefully at the naked essence of your own mind; relax and leave it effortlessly in its own place. Do not become attached to anything. - Lhatsunpa Kunga Chokyi Gyatso
The mind is very hard to check and swift, it falls on what it wants. The training of the mind is good, a mind so tamed brings happiness. - Dhammapada
Live more simply, knowing the difference between things you truly need for a healthy and balanced life and the things you crave and chase after as a trend, tire of, and throw away. - Jundo Cohen
Don’t be somebody who shouldn’t be in this world. Strive to become a person who is essential to the world. You should help others if you have the means, but if you don’t, I think it’s sufficient for you to just take care of yourself and lead a happy life. - Pomnyun Sunim
The Buddhist position is that there is an inseparable connection between morality and happiness: what is morally good leads to happiness. What is morally bad leads to unhappiness. - Yakupitiyage Karunadasa
I should dispel the suffering of others because it is suffering like my own suffering. I should help others too because of their nature as beings, which is like my own being. When happiness is dear to me and others equally, what is so special about me that I strive after happiness only for myself? — Shantideva.
Generosity is an antidote to fear. When you practice being generous with your time, your joy, and your spirit, fear loosens its grip. - Marc Lesser
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Vedic educator, yoga instructor, Buddhist meditation teacher and author of a dozen books. Buy his books at amazon or your local bookstore.