Words of Wisdom

“If we are strict with our mind, we can be at ease with ourselves.”

Dr. T. R. Khanna

“It doesn’t matter”

Soke Shoto Tanemura

“Life is Right In Any case.”


“All of life’s great lessons present themselves again and again until mastered”

David Ashley Brewer

“You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give.”

Sir Winston Churchill

Buddha monk practice meditation at waterfall

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

Benjamin Franklin

“You cannot perfect your life by perfecting your excuses.”

DR. T.R. Khanna

“To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.”

Jorge Luis Borges

“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”


“Everything changes, nothing remains without change.”


“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”


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


“I do not wish for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”

Jewish Proverb

“Fate leads him who follows it and drags him who resist.”


“The journey is the reward.”

Chinese Proverb

“I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

Chinese Proverb

“Teachers open the door, but you must walk through it yourself.”

Chinese Proverb

“If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.”

Chinese Proverb

“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.”

Chinese Proverb

“No, try not, do or do not, there is no try.”


“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

Albert Einstein

“The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.”

Vince Lombardi
A Word

A Careless word may Kindle strife
A Cruel word may Wreck a life
A Bitter word may Hate instill
A Brutal word may Smite and Kill
A Gracious word may Smooth the Way
A Joyous word may Light the Day
A Timely word may Lessen stress
A Loving word may Heal and Bless

Swami Bu
Just For Today

Just for Today,
Let go of Anger;
Just for Today,
Let go of Worry;
Just for Today,
Count your Blessings and Honor
your Parents, Teachers and Neighbors;
Just for Today,
Live Honestly;
Just for Today,
Be Kind to ALL Living Things.


“Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling 5 balls. The balls are called family, work, health, friends and integrity and you are keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will always bounce back. The other 4 balls; family, health, friends and integrity are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked or perhaps even shattered. Once you truly understand the lesson of the “5 balls” you will have the beginnings of balance in your life.”


“Every Journey has a Secret destination of which the traveler is Unaware.”

Martin Buber

“Don’t confuse me with the facts. My mind is already made up.”


“The great tragedy of life is not that people set their sights too high and fail to achieve their goals, but that they set their sights too low and do.”


An elder sitting with his grandchildren told them: “In every life there is a terrible fight between two powerful wolves. One is evil: he is fear, anger, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment and deceit. The other is good: joy, serenity, humility, confidence, truth, gentleness and compassion.”
One child asked: “Grandfather, which one will win?”
The elder looked him straight in the eye and said: “The one you feed.”

An Old Cherokee Story

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.”

Lewis Carroll

“War doesn’t determine who is Right. War determines who is Left!”

Swami Anubhavananda

“We are not Defined by the Cards Life Deals Us. Rather, we are Defined by How We Play Those Cards.”

Gary Giamboi

Silhouette young woman practicing yoga on the beach at sunset.

“You were Born to Live. You are not Living because You were Born!”


“In theory, Theory and Practice are the same. In Practice, they are not.”

Albert Einstein

“Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of Inspiration”

Rudolf Nureyev

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

John Wooden

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“The road to success is always under construction.”

Lily Tomlin

“The goal of education is understanding; the goal of training is performance.”

Frank Bell

“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”

Albert Einstein

“After Ecstasy, the Laundry”

A Zen Teaching
Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of Your Peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow Love;
Where there is injury, Pardon;
Where there is doubt, Faith;
Where there is despair, Hope;
Where there is darkness, Light;
Where there is sadness, Joy.

Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

The Way of Things

He who wants to have Right without Wrong, Order without Disorder;
does not understand the Principles of Heaven and Earth.
He does not understand how Things hang Together.

Chuang Tzu

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