Just as a candle cannot burn without fire…..
men cannot live without a spiritual life.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
However many holy words you read,
however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Health is the greatest gift,
Contentment the greatest wealth,
Faithfulness the best relationship.
Be a lamp unto yourself.
Don’t search for light anywhere else;
the light is already there, the fire is already there…
Just probe a little deeper into your being, enquire.
Maybe much ash has gathered around the fire…
Just probe deep inside, and you will find the spark again.
And once you have found a single spark inside you,
you will become a flame, soon you will be a fire…
a fire that purifies, a fire that transforms,
a fire that gives you a new birth and a new being.
Be a lamp unto yourself.’
Last words of Gautama,
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth,
so virtue appears from good deeds,
and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.
To walk safely through the maze of human life,
one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
–Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.