is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.
The mind is the source of
Dharma Wheel and the Noble Eightfold Path
Tame the mind. This is the greatest challenge before you. It rushes
here and there, swifter than the wind, more slippery than water. If
you can arrest the flights of the mind to your will,
be assured to you.
The wise man takes great care to guard his thoughts. They are very
subtle, very difficult to perceive and slip out of control at the
tinniest opportunity. A well guarded mind brings happiness.
The earnest person is like fire. Fire burns away everything big or
small. The Greatest man and the smallest are equally consumed by
fire. The fire of earnestness demolishes all the vanities, passions
and terrors of life.
The Wheel of Life in Buddhism
Mother Teresa on Life
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we
think. When the mind is pure,
joy follows like a shadow that never
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to
bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own
mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to
Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
All that we are is the result of what we have
thought. If a man speaks or
with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with
a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never
The Tao of Happiness
Let the wise guard their thoughts, which are difficult to perceive,
extremely subtle, and wander at will. Thought which is well guarded
is the bearer of happiness.
If you keep thinking of all the way in which others cheated you,
fought with you, degraded you or angered you, your heart will
forever be full of hatred. Learn to let go, and be happy.
Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the
moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.
He who is seeking his own happiness and who punishes those who also long for
happiness is running after a chimera. No happiness shall come his way for
having destroyed that of others.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the
life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases
by being shared.
The wise man knows that the earnestness is the most beautiful jewel
in his crown. His happiness is not marred. It is the only jewel
which gains in
beauty with every passing day, where diamonds and
rubies lose their gloss with every passing day.
The good man should not tire of his good deeds. Till their fruit
ripens, he may have to suffer bad times. But once the good deeds
ripen, his life is suffused with happiness.
Though a man may strive, a knowledge will not be perfect while fear
and worries cloud his mind. While perplexity robs his mind of peace,
his knowledge will not forth the perfume of happiness.
If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let
him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.