"We know at the intellectual level what is
right; but we still keep on repeating the
same mistakes because our mind is not
under our control, because it is not pure."
--S.N. Goenka, The Vipassana Newsletter, May 2002
"Easy it is to do what is wrong and what
is harmful to oneself, difficult indeed
to do that which is good and beneficial."
--Dhammapada 163 (12:7)
"Just as rust eats away at the very iron
from which it has risen, so a transgressors'
own deeds lead him to states of suffering."
--Dhammapada 240 (18:6)
"Witlessly, fools conduct themselves as
if their own enemies, performing harmful
actions of which the fruit is bitter."
--Dhammapada 66 (5:7)
"Be well-restrained in your thoughts,
words, and deeds. Through purifying
these three ways of action, one wins
the path realized by the Sages."
--Dhammapada 281 (20:9)
"A disciplined mind leads to happiness."
--Dhammapada 35 (3:3)
"One who was heedless in the past, and
later is heedful, such a one illumines the
world like the moon freed from clouds."
--Dhammapada 172 (13:6)