Behind thy thoughts and feelings, my brother, there is a mighty lord, an unknown sage – it is called Self; it dwelleth in thy body, it is thy body.
All that we are is a result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.[Buddhist quote on Ellen O’Farrell’s refrigerator]
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a streetcomer or in a restaurant’s revolving door.
A thought can advance your life in the right direction only when it answers questions which were asked by your soul. A thought which was first borrowed from someone else and then accepted by your mind and memory does not really much influence your life, and sometimes leads you in the wrong direction.[Мысль только тогда движет жизнью, когда она добыта своим умом, или хотя отвечает на вопрос, возникший уже в душе. Мысль же чужая, воспринятая умом и памятью, не влияет на жизнь и уживается с противными ей поступками.]
A profound thought is in a constant state of becoming; it adopts the experience of a life and assumes its shape.