“This will never come again”

— Steve Hagen, Share via Whatsapp

“The picture we present to ourselves of who we think we ought to be obscures who we really are.”

— Mark Epstein, The Trauma of Everyday Life, Share via Whatsapp

“The determination to win is the better part of winning.”

— Daisaku Ikeda, Share via Whatsapp

“Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.”

— Alan Wilson Watts, Share via Whatsapp

“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.”

— Ray Bradbury, Share via Whatsapp

“You only lose what you cling to.”

— Guatama Buddha, Share via Whatsapp

“Purity or impurity depends on oneself, No one can purify another.”

— Tipitaka. Suttapitaka. Khuddakanikaya. Dhammapada. English & Pali, Share via Whatsapp

“Attachment leads to suffering.”

— Buddha, Share via Whatsapp

“O snail Climb Mount Fuji But slowly, slowly!”

— Kobayashi Issa, Share via Whatsapp

“The thought manifests the word; The word manifests the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character; So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let them spring forth from love Born out of compassion for all beings. As the shadow follows the body, as we think, so we become.”

— Dhammapada, Share via Whatsapp

“It turned out this man worked for the Dalai Lama. And she said gently-that they believe when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born-and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible.”

— Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, Share via Whatsapp

“True change is within; leave the outside as it is.”

— Dalai Lama XIV, How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life, Share via Whatsapp

“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.”

— Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Share via Whatsapp

“Whether our action is wholesome or unwholesome depends on whether that action or deed arises from a disciplined or undisciplined state of mind. It is felt that a disciplined mind leads to happiness and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering, and in fact it is said that bringing about discipline within one s mind is the essence of the Buddha s teaching.”

— Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness, Share via Whatsapp

“Where there are humans, You ll find flies, And Buddhas.”

— Kobayashi Issa, Share via Whatsapp

“A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader.”

— Daisaku Ikeda, Share via Whatsapp

“Whereever you are, you are one with the clouds and one with the sun and the stars you see. You are one with everything. That is more true than I can say, and more true than you can hear.”

— Shunryu Suzuki, Share via Whatsapp