It is not that we have to change the world, but our inner tranquillity will sever us from the world and immune us from its influences.
If we truly seek the Truth, we won't mind any surroundings, and we can go through anything.
Relax so that you will be able to progress in your practice. Just be natural. Do not expect that everything will come out perfectly. However, you must not be lazy.
Whether or not we will attain Buddhahood depends on our hearts and on the power of our self-confidence, not on how long we "sit" and meditate.
We will benefit in our spiritual practice only when we are patient and try our best, without being anxious or disappointed.
Strong faith in the path of practice is both a blessing power and a great merit.
To want to practice and long for eternal liberation every day is more important than to attain any spiritual experience.
Certainly, we must practice diligently, but we shouldn't be attached to discrimination. We shouldn't be too stubborn in trying to be a certain person, for what is important is our sincerity, not our appearance.
We are not to over control our mind or habit, but we also should not spoil it too much - this is the middle way. Let me advise you: don't blame yourself too much, nor should you practice in too ascetic a way. If we practice in an exceedingly ascetic way, our mind cannot stand it! Just like an animal, if you do not give it what it likes to eat, or if you fail to feed it when it is hungry, one day it will be angry and resist you. When you are off alert, it will claw or bite you. These incidents happen very often.
A clean quality will naturally make a place become clean, beautiful and holy. Therefore, cleanliness is saintliness.