Truth telling is a rigorous spiritual practice.

Buddha’s not pretending.

We can’t just believe whatever we think. We think, therefore, we err.

That which we call “I” is just impermanent, ownerless karma rolling along. Don’t take it personally.

Everyone is a little crazy. Remembering this helps us lighten up.

We need a spiritual life, not just special experiences.

Grasping fleeting things too tightly gives us rope burn.

Awareness practice helps us become more transparent to ourselves.

Resistance is another form of clinging.

Practice being there while getting there.

From Words of Wisdom, © 2008 by Lama Surya Das. Reprinted with the permission of Koa Books,