“One whose understanding is limited will ask for blessings so that he can fulfill certain desires, but if the desires are such that their fulfillment will make the seeker more impure rather than purer, the saint’s blessings will not enable him to fulfill the desires. In this way the seeker is saved from further impurities. In that case, are not the saint’s blessings a gift of compassion?” — Ramana Maharshi

Someone asked Buddha, “What is poison?” He gave a great answer; “Everything excess in life is poison.”

“Stop looking for roses and there will be no thorns.” — U G Krishnamurti
“The pursuit of happiness is the source of all unhappiness.”