'Whatever is subject to arising is all subject to cessation.'
‘Someone who, with skillful deeds,
shuts the door on bad things they’ve done,
lights up the world
like the moon freed from a cloud.’
‘When a house is aflame,
the vessel salvaged
is the one that will be of use,
not the one left there to burn.
So when the world is on fire
with aging & death,
you should salvage (your wealth) by giving:
What’s given is well salvaged.’
‘Mind precedes all mental states.
Mind is their chief;
they are all mind-wrought.
If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts,
happiness follows him
like his never-departing shadow.’