Monday, May 12, 2008

From the East

If wisdom were to vanish from the universe no one yet would suspect himself a fool

He who neglects his duty to his conscience, will neglect to pay his debt to his neighbor

Two things are impossible in this world of illusion, to enjoy more than karma has allotted; to die before one's hour has struck

He who has subdued himself, may hope to subdue others. One's own self is the most difficult to master.

Hatred is never quenched by hatred; hatred ceases by showing love; this is an old rule

Daily practical wisdom consists of four things - To know the root of truth, the branches of truth, the limit of truth and the opposite of truth.

The road to sin is a wide highway; the way out of it a steep rugged hill

Thoughts alone cause the rounds of rebirths in this world; let a man strive to purify his thoughts, what a man thinks, that he is; this is the old secret

And lastly

Man consists of desires. And as is his desire, so is his will; and as is his will, so is his deed; and whatever deed he does, that he will reap

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