"May I be an island for those who seek one And a lamp for those desiring light, May I be a bed for all who wish to rest And a slave for all who want a slave."
"Mind is good when money is concerned, mind is good when war is concerned, mind is good when ambitions are concerned, but mind is absolutely useless when love is concerned. Money, war, desire, ambitions -- you cannot put love in the same category. Love has a separate...
"Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat."
"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."
"Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods."
"Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a...
"All cravings are the mind seeking salvation or fulfillment in external things and in the future as a substitute for the joy of Being."
"If a person gives way to all their desires, or panders to them, there will be no inner struggle in them, no friction, no fire. But if for the sake of attaining liberation, they struggle with their habits that hinder them, they'll create a fire which will gradually...
"Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires."
"Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem."