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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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Pleasures and enjoyments

Contrary to what some people might believe,
there is nothing wrong with having pleasures and enjoyments.

What is wrong is the confused way we grasp onto these pleasures,
turning them from a source of happiness into a source of pain and dissatisfaction


Thubten Yeshe

Live your own life

You can’t even trade a single fart with the next guy.
Each and every one of us has to live out his own life.
Don’t waste time thinking about who’s most talented.


Kodo Sawaki

One with everything

Whereever you are,
you are one with the clouds and one with the sun and the stars you see.

You are one with everything.
That is more true than I can say,
and more true than you can hear.


Shunryu Suzuki

Miracles

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle.
But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air,
but to walk on earth.

Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize:
a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black,
curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes.
All is a miracle.


Thich Nhat Hanh

Be beautiful

To be beautiful means to be yourself.

You don’t need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself.


Thich Nhat Hanh

Be awake

Love yourself and be awake –
today, tomorrow, always.

First establish yourself in the way,
then teach others,
and so defeat sorrow.

To straighten the crooked
you must first do a harder thing –
straighten yourself.

You are the only master. Who else?
Subdue yourself, and discover your master.

Dhammapada