"In Buddhism there is no place for using effort. Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water, and when you’re tired go and lie down. The ignorant will laugh at me, but the wise will understand."
"You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride."
"Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude."
"Everything carries me
to you, as if everything
that exists, aromas, lights, metals, were little
boats that sail toward
those isles of yours that wait for me."
"Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls."
my car broke down on the highway the other day but i got to watch a really nice sunset while i waited for the tow truck
"Learn to look without imagination, to listen without distortion: that is all.
Stop attributing names and shapes to the essentially nameless and formless, realize that every mode of perception is subjective,
that what is seen or heard, touched or smelt,
felt or thought, expected or imagined,
is in the mind and not in reality,
and you will experience peace and freedom from fear."