What Needs To Be Done

“You just do what needs to be done, leaving success and failure to the unknown. For everything is caused by innumerable factors, of which your personal endeavour is but one. Yet such is the magic of man’s mind and heart that the most improbable happens when human will and love pull together.”

Labor

“We labor unceasingly to preserve an imaginary existence and neglect the real.”

Pure Water

“As pure water poured into pure water becomes the very same, so does the self of the illumined man or woman verily become one with the Self.”

Spirit of Generosity

“Take the present situation as it is and try to deal with what it brings you in a spirit of generosity and love.”

Silence

“A day of Silence
Can help you listen
To the Soul play
Its marvelous lute and drum.”

Love Everything

“Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better everyday. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.”

I am the Ocean

“I am the ocean. All the worlds are like waves. This is the truth. Nothing to hold on to, nothing to let go of, nothing to dissolve.”

Retire

“Keep on beating and sharpening a sword,
And the edge cannot be preserved for long.
Fill your house with gold and jade,
And it can no longer be guarded.
Set store by your riches and honour,
And you will only reap a crop of calamities.
Here is the Way of Heaven:
When you have done your work, retire!”

Peace of the Forest

“People say to me so often, ‘Jane how can you be so peaceful when everywhere around you people want books signed, people are asking these questions and yet you seem peaceful’, and I always answer that it is the peace of the forest that I carry inside.”

Simplicity

“Simplicity should not be identified with bareness.”