True refinement seeks simplicity.
If you want to do your duty properly, you should do just a little more than that.
Ideas are the beginning of all achievement.
To understand this fully, one must transcend from the duality of 'for' and 'against' into one organic unity which is without distinctions.
One great cause of failure is lack of concentration.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.
As long as we separate this 'oneness' into two, we won't achieve realization.
When the opponent expand, I contract, When he contracts, I expand, And when there is an opportunity, I do not hitit hits all by itself.
Empty your mind, be formless, shapelesslike water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash Be water my friend.
Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough, you must do.
A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
Let the spirit out - Discard all thoughts of reward, all hopes of praise and fears of blame, all awareness of one's bodily self. And, finally closing the avenues of sense perception, let the spirit out, as it will.
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
There will be calmness, tranquility, when one is free from external objects and is not perturbed.
We shall find the answer when we examine the problem, the problem is never apart from the answer, the problem IS the answer, understanding the problem dissolves the problem.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or in defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment..
The possession of anything begins in the mind
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.