-As long as you are trying to be something other than what you actually are, your mind wears itself out.
-It is more important to find out what you are giving to society than to ask what is the right means of livelihood.
-It is our earth, not yours or mine or his. We are meant to live on it, helping each other, not destroying each other.
-Is repetitive action virtuous action? If behaviour and conduct are merely repetitive processes then all human relationships actually cease. If I behave mechanically every day, – repeating a certain code of conduct which I have learnt, which I find profitable, or which is pleasant, repeating that over and over again, – my relationship with you ceases, completely – I have become a machine.
-What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
-Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent.