"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 –...
"It is better to be without wealth, Honor, body and livelihood; And it is better to let other virtues deteriorate, Rather than ever to let (the virtues of) the mind decline."
"Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars. And if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or...
"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of."
"He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much."
"He who is contented is rich."
"If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it."
"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature."