If we act wrongly toward others, people will act wrongly toward us. - Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
It is important for us also sometimes to think of the good things we have done. This can give us lots of joy, lots of happiness, lots of lightness, and it will also be an incentive to do more and more such actions of love. - Godwin Samararatne
If you do good actions with a selfless spirit, you will soar high into the regions of bliss and peace. - Swami Sivananda
The Buddha described three poisons which cause people and the world the most problems. These three poisons – sometimes referred to as three fires or three negative states of mind – are greed, anger and ignorance. They can be neutralized and even eliminated by cultivating three positive states of mind which are an aspect of a liberated mind. Those three opposing wholesome attitudes are generosity, lovingkindness and wisdom. They are activated by right thinking, right action and right meditation. - VMP
Given that our actions are so important and yet so frequently misguided, our wisdom has to be tactical — and strategic — in fostering actions that are truly beneficial. - Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Most religions have scriptures which are used as authoritative guides for living. However, ‘scriptures’ should not be viewed merely as wisdom written in books. The entire world ought to be viewed as a ‘scripture’. When we look around, we can see scripture. When we listen, we can hear scripture. When others act, we can see scripture. Furthermore, we are scriptures to others. By our words and actions – good and bad - others see living scriptures guiding them how to live wisely and skillfully. Our lives ‘recite’ scripture by the way we respond, think, speak and act. Don’t rely only on the written word; also pay attention to the living word. - VMP
Skillful effort is directed at letting go, at developing a mind that inclines to abandoning. - Ajahn Brahm
Our physical labor is one of the best gifts we can give to the people around us. We may not think of it in that way because Western culture belittles and demeans domestic work. But doing simple chores such as cutting the grass, washing the car, and taking out the trash creates ripples that improve life for everyone. - Sensei Alex Kakuyo
As long as we are making an effort to end suffering for ourselves and others, our mistakes don’t matter. They’re just part of the journey. And if we keep walking the path our choices will bring us closer to enlightenment with each passing day.
- Alex Kakuyo
We abandon what’s wrong and cultivate what’s right. This is virtue. As we do this, the heart becomes increasingly firm and steadfast. - Ajahn Chah
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