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The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
 

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
 

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
 

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
 

There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
[Above]
 

There is no way to Happiness. Happiness is the way.
 

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
 

Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height.
 

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
[Forgiveness]
 

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
[Being]
 

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
 

Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost.
[Enthusiasm]
 

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
[Death]
 

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
[Mind]
 

To keep the body in good health is a duty otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
[Able]
 

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
 

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
 

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
 

We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
 

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
[Mind]
 


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