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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?

Nature of Mind

Choose to be optimistic,
it feels better.


The XIV Dalai Lama

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

Bitterness

Hatred does not cease by hatred,
but only by love; this is the eternal rule.


Gautama Buddha

Mindfulness

If this elephant of mind is bound on all sides by the cord of mindfulness,
all fear disappears and complete happiness comes.

All enemies: all the tigers, lions, elephants, bears, serpents (of our emotions);
and all the keepers of hell; the demons and the horrors,
all of these are bound by the mastery of your mind,
and by the taming of that one mind, all are subdued,
because from the mind are derived all fears and immeasurable sorrows.


Shantideva

Depression never brings me what I want

If there is a remedy when trouble strikes,
What reason is there for despondency?
And if there is no help for it,
What is the use of being sad?

So come what may, I’ll never harm
My cheery happiness of mind.
Depression never brings me what I want;
My virtue will be warped and marred by it.


Nagarjuna