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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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I have never seen them satisfied

Hundreds of stupid flies gather
On a piece of rotten meat,
Enjoying, they think, a delicious feast.
This image fits with the song
Of the myriads of foolish living beings
Who seek happiness in superficial pleasures;
In countless ways they try,
Yet I have never seen them satisfied.

The XIV Dalai Lama

We have a mind

We don’t need more money,
we don’t need greater success or fame,
we don’t need the perfect body or even the perfect mate—right now.

At this very moment,
we have a mind,
which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.


The XIV Dalai Lama

Found Buddha

The Buddha is found in other people

– even the ones we do not like very much.


Francis Harold Cook

Lost in a moment

Your body is like a dew-drop on the morning grass,
your life is as brief as a flash of lightning.

Momentary and vain, it is lost in a moment.


Dogen ZenjiDogen Zenji

Cling to anything

Letting go gives us freedom,
and freedom is the only condition for happiness.

If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions
– we cannot be free.


Thich Naht Hanh

Walk the path

No one saves us but ourselves.
No one can and no one may.
We ourselves must walk the path.


Gautama Buddha