Quotes

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?
—Jiufeng Daoqian

All tempest has, like a navel, a hole in its middle through which a gull can fly in silence.
—Harold Bynner

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.
—Sengcan

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.
—Dhammapada

Rubbing my eyes in the morning,
I began complaining;
Out jumped namu-amida-butsu,
And I really woke up.
—Haru Matsuda

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