Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
When you open your eyes in the morning, sit for a moment and appreciate the gift of a new day, create a peaceful thought and enjoy some moments of silence throughout the whole day.
Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.
Refraining from all evil, not clinging to birth and death, working in deep compassion for all sentient beings, respecting those over you and pitying those below you, without any detesting or desiring, worrying or lamentation - this is what is called Buddha. Do not search beyond it.
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody, everything, every night before you go to bed.
If at any time I begin to lose hope in myself, let me simply look inside my heart and see all the good actions I have ever performed, from the smallest to the grandest. When I see how much happiness I have given, I easily remember the purpose of my life.
It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet, I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.
When thousands and thousands of people around the earth are celebrating, singing, dancing, ecstatic, drunk with the divine, there is no possibility of any global suicide. With such festivity and with such laughter, with such sanity and health, with such naturalness and spontaneity, how can there be a war?... Life has been given to you to create, and to rejoice, and to celebrate. When you cry and weep, when you are miserable, you are alone. When you celebrate, the whole existence participates with you. Only in celebration do we meet the ultimate, the eternal. Only in celebration do we go beyond the circle of birth and death.
Co-operation comes when there is both love for the task and trust in the special part each person plays.
In orgasm you are at one with yourself, with your lover, with all creation, with God. There is no time, no past or future, only total presence in the ternal now. The breath stops and the mind is empty. And from this void comes profound love, divine joy and illuminating bliss
Understanding the worth and dignity of every human being is the key to brotherhood and unity.
Looking at a sunset, just for a second you forget your separateness: you are the sunset. That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it. But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset, you are no longer feeling it; you have come back to your separate, enclosed entity of the ego. Now the mind is speaking. And this is one of the mysteries, that the mind can speak, and knows nothing; and the heart knows everything, and cannot speak. Perhaps to know too much makes it difficult to speak; the mind knows so little, it is possible for it to speak.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.