"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot at
least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't
get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man
speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts
with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves
"During the last 2,500 years in Buddhist monasteries, a system of
seven practices of reconciliation has evolved. Although these techniques were
formulated to settle disputes within the circle of monks, I think they might
also be of use in our households and in our society."
"Machine thinking is the opposite of mindfulness. If we're really
engaged in mindfulness when walking along the path to the village, then we will
consider the act of each step we take as an infinite wonder, and a joy will open
our hearts like a flower, enabling us to enter the world of reality."
"To remain stable is to refrain from trying to separate yourself
from a pain because you know that you cannot. Running away from fear is fear,
fighting pain is pain, trying to be brave is being scared. If the mind is in
pain, the mind is pain. The thinker has no other form than his thought. There is
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