"You cannot meditate if you are ambitious - you may play with the idea of meditation. If your mind is authority-ridden, bound by tradition, accepting, following, you will never know what it is to meditate on this extraordinary beauty."
"Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her."
"To complain is always nonacceptance of what is."
"We can only learn and advance with contradictions. The faithful inside should meet the doubtful. The doubtful should meet the faithful. Human slowly advances and becomes mature when he accepts his contradictions."
"Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally."
"Never before have relationships been as problematic and conflict ridden as they are now. As you may continue to pursue the goal of salvation through a relationship, you will be disillusioned again and again. But if you accept that the relationship is here to make you...
"There is no need of any competition with anybody. You are yourself, and as you are, you are perfectly good. Accept yourself."
"Destiny doesn’t mean that our lives are already decided. It is a stupidity to accept everything and say 'It is destiny'. Destiny doesn’t show the whole life, only the end of some roads. We are not completely masters but surely not victims."
" To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings."
"If you cannot persuade your country you must do whatever it orders, and patiently submit to any punishment that it imposes."