"Buddhism stresses the importance of the present and the future. There is little
point in dwelling on the past. Far more constructive is looking to the future
and moving forward. What is vital is that we achieve a bright and glorious
future through our efforts and perseverance today."
"What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?"
"Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown
them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their
appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their
benefactor, but to everyone else."
"When a tree has been transplanted, thought fierce winds it may blow, it will
not topple if it has a firm stake to hold it up. But even a tree that has grown
up in place may fall over if its roots are weak. Even a feeble person will not
stumble if those supporting him are strong, but a person of considerable
strength, when alone, may fall down on an uneven
"In the end it is nothing other than the loving kindness with which the woman
cares for her child that makes the difference. Her concern concentrates on one
thing just like the Buddhist practice of concentration. She thinks of nothing
but her child, which is similar to Buddhist compassion. That must be why,
although she created no other causes to bring about it, she was reborn in the
"A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these
minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if
these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays
havoc with the garden."
"Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good
deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through
the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of
"Worthy persons deserve to be called so because they are not carried away by the
eight winds: prosperity,decline,disgrace,honor,praise,censure,suffering, and
pleasure.They are neither elated by prosperity nor grieved by decline. The
heavenly gods will surely protect one who is unbending before the eight
"Just as flowers open up and bear fruits, just as the moon appears and
invariably grow full, just as a lamp becomes brighter when oil is added, and
just as plants and trees flourish with rain, so will human beings never fail to
prosper when they make good causes."
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