Determine if happiness comes from getting what you wanted or from the ending of the desire.
— Shaila Catherine
Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.
— Henepola Gunaratana
Use every distraction as an object of meditation and they cease to be distractions.
— Mingyur Rinpoche
If my mind doesn’t go out to disturb the noise, the noise won’t disturb me.
— Ajahn Chah
Among you there are persons with various strengths and weaknesses, but you should all observe the vegetation of the four seasons.
— Lingyun Zhiqin
Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?
— Tao Te Ching
Stop thinking, and end your problems.
— Tao Te Ching
All of heaven and earth come forth from your own body. So where would you go to gain peace for the eyes, the ears, the nose, and the tongue?
All tempest has, like a navel, a hole in its middle through which a gull can fly in silence.
We don’t react to the events or memories, but in reality, we constantly react to the sensations in our bodies.
—Yuval Noah Harari
Do not search for the truth;
only cease to cherish opinions.
Think not lightly of evil, saying, “It will not come to me.” Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, “It will not come to me.” Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.
Rubbing my eyes in the morning,
I began complaining;
Out jumped namu-amida-butsu,
And I really woke up.