All phenomena of the universe-the world of appearances and possibilities, whether of samsara or nirvana are inevitably such that they do not waver from awakened mind.
-The All-Creating Monarch
When the Ten Thousand things are viewed in their oneness, we return to the Origin and remain where we have always been. Sen T’sen
What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before… He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.” – Kurt Vonnegut