A fool, though he lives in the company of the wise,
understands nothing of the true doctrine, as a spoon
tastes not the flavor of the soup.
Goodwill towards all beings is the true religion;
cherish in your hearts boundless goodwill to all
Happy is he who has overcome all selfishness; happy is
he who has attained peace, and happy is he who has
found the truth.
Hatreds never cease by hatreds in this world. By love
alone they cease. This is an ancient law.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the
intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins not through strength, but through persistence.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot
live without spiritual life.
Mind is the most subtle of all elements in the
phenomenal universe. All objectified consciousness has
its origin in the mind. One who speaks or acts with a
pure mind, happiness abides with him as his own shadow.
Perfect peace can dwell only where all vanity has
The charitable man is loved by all; his friendship is
The fault of others is easily perceived, but that
of oneself is difficult to perceive. A man winnows
his neighbour’s faults like chaff, but his own fault
he hides, as a cheat hides the false, die from the