A “pagan” asked Buddha, “With words, with silence, will you tell me (the Way)?”
Buddha silently kept meditating.
The “pagan” bowed and thanked the Buddha, saying, “With the compassion you have cleared away the clouds of my mind and have made me enter into the awakening.”
After he left, Ananda asked the Buddha what he had attained.
The Buddha said, “A good horse runs even a shadow of the whip.”
“In the end these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”
“There are two kinds of suffering:
the kind that leads to more suffering
the kind that brings an end to suffering.”
“Just as a snake sheds its skin,
we must shed our past over and over again.”
We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure,
joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
“There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind,
there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.”
“The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.”