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

“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.

In today’s materialistic society… 14th Dalai Lama

In today’s materialistic society, if you have money and power, you seem to have many friends. But they are not friends of yours; they are the friends of your money and power. When you lose your wealth and influence, you will find it very difficult to track these people down.

-14th Dalai Lama

Our Life Is Shaped By Our Mind… – The Buddha

Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.

The 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