Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, 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 thankful.
Tune as the sitthar, neither high nor low, and we will dance away the hearts of men.
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.
Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.
Just as on a rubbish heap swept up on a main road a purely fragrant, delightful lotus might there spring up, Even so amidst those rubbish heaps (of men) does the savaka of the Perfectly Enlightened One outshine in insight the blind puthujjana.
Love is a gift of one's inner most soul to another so both can be whole.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.