"I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others."
"Our mind is greedy; it is always after some gain, some profit, some achievement. It goes on asking, 'What will I gain if I go to the ocean? What will I achieve if I seek samadhi or nirvana or emptiness?' We always ask what we are going to achieve, and we never ask –...
"The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion."
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."
"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
"Beware the barrenness of a busy life."