Master yourself according to the law. This is the simple teaching of the awakened.
Mischief is yours. Sorrow is yours. But virtue also is yours. And purity. You are the source of all purity and all impurity.
To straighten the crooked you must first do a harder thing—straighten yourself
The ignorant man is an ox. He grows in size, not in wisdom
Like a noble horse, smart under the whip, burn and be swift.
All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life. Violence is something against nature.
Do what you have to do resolutely, with all your heart. The traveler who hesitates only raises dust on the road.
Be quick to do good. If you are slow, the mind, delighting in mischief, will catch you.
If you determine your course with force or speed, you miss the way of the law.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.