Once you have understood the union of emptiness and the dependent arising of phenomena, you will see clearly how deluded and deceiving the ways of the world really are, and, like an old man forced to play children’s games, you will find them very tiresome. When you have realized the utter foolishness of spending your life attached to friends and scheming to subdue your enemies and competitors, you will find it tedious. Once you have been struck by the pointlessness of letting yourself be forever influenced and conditioned by your habitual tendencies, you will become sick of it...
That will inspire you to strive towards liberation — and by striving for it, you will attain it.
Don't allow your wounds to transform you into something you are not.
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.
Realize and accept the way things are, and you'll be free from all worldly ties.
As orange curtains green, as the days are elide. The crickets and cicadas store away their bows and colophony. As the air begins to chill the bones, two things are certain. Autumn is adroit with a Wintry conclusion.
We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.