Compassion is not an idea or something we can imagine. It is a mental formation that has an immediate result in action of body, speech, or mind. It is rooted in understanding. When we understand why we suffer we can be compassionate to ourselves. When we understand how others suffer then we can be compassionate to them.
When you see the suffering inside yourself, you can see the suffering in the other person, and you can see your part, your responsibility, in creating the suffering in yourself and in the other person.
You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.
Being vegetarian here also means that we do not consume dairy and egg products, because they are products of the meat industry. If we stop consuming, they will stop producing. Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action.
Only this actual moment is life.
Fools do not praise generosity, the wise rejoice in generosity.
Do not allow your heart to whirl in the pleasures of senses.
We can walk in such a way that we arrive with each step-not walking just to get somewhere else.
Each time we find ourselves dispersed and find it difficult to gain control of ourselves by different means, the method of watching the breath should always be used.
To make hell into paradise, we only need to change the mind on which it is based.
… With your deluded mind, you make hell for yourself. With your true mind, you make paradise.