To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.
Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.
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.
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
In seperateness lies the world's great misery, in compassion lies the world's true strength
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly
As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
You must leave righteous ways behind, not to speak of unrighteous ways.
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.
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.