Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Youth is a blunder
Manhood a struggle
Old Age a regret.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Ideals are like stars.
You will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but, like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them reach your destination.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Cherokee Saying

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Sunday, May 28, 2006


What is religion?
As far as I am concerned, any deed done with good motivation is a religious act.
On the other hand, a gathering of people in a temple or church who do not have good motivation are not performing a religious act when they pray together.

Saturday, May 27, 2006


Look well to this day.
Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Salvador de Madariaga

Considering how bad men are, it is wonderful how well they behave.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


Happy is he who has lofty and noble aspirations.
Happy is he who enriches the lives of others.
Happy is he who allows others to live in peace.
Happy is he who makes this world a better place to live in.
Happy is he whose work, chores and daily tasks are labours of love.
Happy is he who loves love.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


He that lets the small things bind him
Leaves the great undone behind him.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

North American Indian Saying

Inside me dwell ten thousand stars,
One for each of my ancestors.
The elk, the raven, the moose, the man, the flower, the coyote, the lion, the fish,
Ten thousand different stars am I,
But only one spirit connecting all.

Monday, May 22, 2006


Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.

Saturday, May 20, 2006


Most beings are quite likeable if you do not see too much of them.

Friday, May 19, 2006


Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

From the Dhammapada

Hold not a sin of little worth, thinking "This is little to me."
The falling drops of water will in time fill a water-jar.
Even so the foolish man becomes full of evil, although he gather it little by little.

Hold not a deed of little worth, thinking "This is little to me."
The falling drops of water will in time fill a water-jar.
Even so the wise man becomes full of good, although he gather it little by little.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


You may be capable of great things, but life consists of small things.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as the mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.

Monday, May 15, 2006


We must not, like the frog in the well who imagines that the universe ends with the wall surrounding his well, think that our religion alone represents the whole truth and all others are false.

Sunday, May 14, 2006


Don’t worry about the world coming to an end.
It’s already tomorrow in Australia.

Saturday, May 13, 2006


Do not pretend you know.
Start the day fresh and new.
The only thing you know is that you do not know.

Friday, May 12, 2006


My religion is very simple -
My religion is kindness.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

(Crowfoot 1830-1890 Chief of Blackfoot First Nation, Canada)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Every day is a good day.

Monday, May 08, 2006


Truth is everywhere. It knows no religious, cultural, temporal or ethnic bounds.
Truth is the perfect circle. Its centre is everywhere; its circumference stretches into infinite space.

Thursday, May 04, 2006


Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Do not pursue the past - the past no longer is.
Do not lose yourself in the future - the future has not yet come.
Looking deeply at life as it is in the very here and bow, the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


If you are waiting for someone to come along and save you from yourself, you have a long wait.

Monday, May 01, 2006


If I could understand a flower, root and all, I would have understood the whole existence.