“May the sun bring you energy by day,
may the moon softly restore you by night,
may the rain wash away your worries,
may the breeze blow new strength into your being.
may you walk gently through the world
and know its beauty all the days of your life.”
– Apache Blessing
“Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
Buddha was not part of a myth. He did not come down from the heavens to tell someone a message and then float mystically back up again. He did not appear with instructions in someone’s food, nor did he make a set of rules for other people to follow. He was simply a human being who reached Nirvana through transcending bad karma and extingusihing the fires of greed, delusion, and hatred.