The fool worries, thinking, "I have sons, I have wealth." Indeed, when he himself is not his own, whence are sons, whence is wealth?
You, yourself, must make the effort. The buddhas are only teachers.
Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.
If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.
In life we cannot avoid change, we cannot avoid loss. Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.