"What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind If a man speaks or acts with an impure mind, suffering follows him; if a man speaks or acts with a pure mind, joy follows him     1-2

"Those who think the unreal is and think the real is not, they shall never reach the truth, lost in the path of wrong thought.  But those who know the real is and know the unreal is not, they shall indeed reach the truth, safe on the path of right thought."        11-12

"The man who is disturbed by wrong thoughts, whose selfish passions are strong and who only seeks sensuous pleasures, increases his craving desires and makes stronger the chains he forges for himself.  But he who enjoys peaceful thoughts, who considers the sorrows of pleasure, and whoever remembers the light of his life – he will see the end of his cravings; he will break the chains of death.  He has reached the end of his journey, he trembles not, his cravings are gone, he is free from sin, he has burnt the thorns of life.  He is free from lust, he is free from greed, he knows the meaning of words, and the meaning of their combinations, he is a great man, a great man who sees the light.  I have conquered all; I know all, and my life is pure; I have left all, and I am free from craving."      -349-353

"Good is the control of the eye, ear, smell and taste.  Good is the control of the body, words, mind and our whole inner life.  When a person has achieved perfect self-control, he leaves all sorrows behind."     -360-361

"He who has broken the five fetters – lust, hate, delusion, pride, false views – is one who is crossed to the other shore."

-Dhammapada

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