Living in a world such as this is like dancing on a live volcano.
Since living is believing, no one can be completely lacking in faith.
Amida's unimpeded light is the sun of wisdom that destroys the mind of darkness.(Preface in Teaching, Practice, Faith, Enlightenment)
What each of us believes in is up to us, but life is impossible without believing in something.
Bliss and suffering, it seems, always go hand in hand.
Many Buddhist temple priests regard their parishioners as possessions and fear their departure as a diminishing of assets.
Health, wealth, reputation, and status are all mere ingredients of happiness. The key to true well-being is being able to manage them capably.
How wonderful it would be if people did all they could for one other without seeking anything in return! One should never remember a kindness done, and never forget a kindness received.
Greed kills us all.
On the Brevity of Our TiesTies in this world last only for a time. We are husband and wife, parent and child, for a short period only. Once this reality sinks in, we cannot help treasuring each moment of our brief association.
Everyone makes mistakes. Whether we put our mistakes to use depends on how deeply we reflect on our actions. It is desirable to reflect until the tears come. - On Self-Reflection -
Absent a sense of the preciousness of one's own life, why respect the life of anyone else?
If you are fortunate enough to enjoy great success, you should never forget the spirit of the beginner, and not grow indolent and arrogant.
Knowing life's purpose would invest everything one did with meaning.
Change yourself, and others will follow.