“Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.”
“Desire, ignorance, and inequality — this is the trinity of bondage.”
“The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.”
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”
“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”
“The peace of God is with them whose mind and soul are in harmony, who are free from desire and wrath, who know their own soul.”
A man asked Lord Buddha “I Want Happiness”.
Lord Buddha said, “First remove ‘I’, that’s ego. Then remove ‘Want’, that’s desire. See now you are left with only ‘Happiness’.”
People can be free from suffering if people give up selfish desires for power, wealth and pleasure.