It is sweet to live arduously, and to master yourself.
See what is. See what is not. Follow the true way.
If you cannot quieten yourself, what will you ever learn? How will you become free?
And for the wanderer, how long is the road wandering through many lives! Let him rest. Let him not suffer. Let him not fall into suffering.
Death overtakes the man who, giddy and distracted by the world, cares only for his flock and his children. Death fetches him away as a flood carries off a sleeping village.
Existence is sorrow. Understand, and go beyond sorrow. This is the way of brightness. Sorrow arises out of clinging to momentary things that you cannot make permanent.
Everything arises and passes away. When you see this, you are above sorrow. This is the shining way.
Look within—the rising and the falling. What happiness! How sweet to be free. Buddha brings a totally new vision of meditation to the world.
Silence cannot make a master out of a fool. This is a strange statement from a Buddha, because silence has been praised so much but the Buddha says the truth as it is. He does not care about the tradition.