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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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Je Suis Paris

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.”

The Buddha

Je suis Paris

Conquer the angry man by love.
Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.
Conquer the miser with generosity.
Conquer the liar with truth

But what should we do with terrorists?

Distracted Minds

People who really have their minds on the Way.
Do not forget work on the fundamental.
No matter what they are doing.

Yet if they still distinguish this work from ordinary activities,
even as they do them together, they will naturally be concerned
about being distracted by activities and forgetting the meditation work.

This is because of viewing things as outside the mind.


Muso Soseki

The long way

Long is the night to him who is awake.
Long is a mile to him who is tired.
Long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.


Gautama Buddha

Purity

Purity or impurity depends on oneself,
no one can purify another.


Gautama Buddha

Conquer yourself

Greater in battle than the man who would conquer a thousand-thousand men,
is he who would conquer just one —
himself.

Better to conquer yourself than others.
When you’ve trained yourself,
living in constant self-control,
neither a deva nor gandhabba,
nor a Mara banded with Brahmas,
could turn that triumph
back into defeat.


Gautama Buddha

The joy of freedom

There is no fire like greed,
no crime like hatred,
no sorrow like separation,
no sickness like hunger of heart,
and no joy like the joy of freedom.


Dhammapada