"Never have anything to do with likes and dislikes. The absence of what one likes is painful, as is the presence of what one dislikes. Therefore don’t take a liking to anything. To lose what one likes is hard, but there are no bonds for those who have no likes and dislikes. From preference arises sorrow, from preference arises fear, but he who is freed from preference has no sorrow and certainly no fear."
"The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other."
"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."
"Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more."
"I sit before flowers hoping they will train me in the art of opening up."
"The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you."
"If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue."
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive."
"I am not what happens to me. I choose who I become."