An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. -Buddha

“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” – Buddha

Source: An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is a flash of lightning in the sky. Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain. – Buddha

“This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is a flash of lightning in the sky. Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.” -Buddha

Source: This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is a flash of lightning in the sky. Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.

Doubt

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. ”

–Buddha

Mind

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn
for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate
the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

— Buddha

Zen Proverbs

“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.'” ~~ Eckhart Tolle

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“Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others.” ~~ Lama Yeshe

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“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” ~~ Buddha

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“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” ~~ Chinese Proverb

Zen Proverbs and Quotes

“Said the river to the seeker, “Does one really have to fret about enlightenment? No matter which way I turn, I’m homeward bound.” — Anthoney De Mello

“And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” — T.S. Eliot

“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of the their minds and then believe them to be true.” — Buddha