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Dear friends, if you are interested in and the , I will be sharing quotes on this account from both sutras and teachers. Expect at most one or two posts a day. 🙏

If you want to be free from suffering, you should contemplate knowing how much is enough. By knowing it, you are in the place of enjoyment and peacefulness.

— The Buddha
as told by Zen Master Dogen

Our ethical conduct contributes to world peace, for others trust and feel safe around a person who abandons the wish to harm others.

— H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

Cross the river bravely; conquer all your passions. Go beyond your likes and dislikes and all fetters will fall away.

— The Buddha

Don’t follow wrong laws; don’t be thoughtless; don’t believe false doctrines. Don’t follow the way of the world.

— The Buddha

Give up anger, give up pride, and free yourself from worldly bondage. No sorrow can befall those who never try to possess people and things as their own.

— The Buddha

Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Possessing nothing, desiring nothing for their own pleasure, their own profit, they have become a force for good, working for the freedom of all.

— The Buddha

Learn what is right; then teach others, as the wise do.

— The Buddha

When those who are foolish become wise, they give light to the world like the full moon breaking through the clouds. When their good deeds overcome the bad, they give light to the world like the moon breaking free from behind the clouds.

— The Buddha

As irrigators guide water to their fields, as archers aim arrows, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their lives.

— The Buddha

Live among the wise, who are understanding, patient, responsible, and noble. Keep their company as the moon moves among the stars.

— The Buddha

Inclusiveness or equanimity is not dogmatic; it allows us to keep an open mind. When climbing a ladder, to advance to the next rung, we must let go of the rung we’re standing on. We need to let go of what we know now to be open to learning something new.

— Kaira Jewel Lingo

When your practice is calm and ordinary, everyday life itself is enlightenment.

— Shunryu Suzuki

One day’s glimpse of dharma is better than a hundred years of life without it.

— The Buddha

Everyone fears punishment; everyone fears death, just as you do. Therefore do not kill or cause to kill. Everyone fears punishment; everyone loves life, as you do. Therefore do not kill or cause to kill.

— The Buddha

As a solid rock cannot be moved by the wind, the wise are not shaken by praise or blame. When they listen to the words of the dharma, their minds become calm and clear like the waters of a still lake.

— The Buddha

Conquest breeds hatred, for the conquered live in sorrow. Let us be neither conqueror nor conquered, and live in peace and joy.

— The Buddha

Like those who take great pleasure in their games,
Whatever task the Bodhisattvas do,
Let them devote themselves without reserve,
With joyfulness that never knows satiety.

— Śāntideva

So, revolted by our lust and wanting,
Let us now rejoice in solitude,
In places empty of all conflict and defilement:
The peace and stillness of the forest.

— Śāntideva

Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.

— The Buddha

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