What is the balance between practice and renunciation?
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
Excellence is a decision, practiced daily to the point of a habit.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey.
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A man approached the Blessed One and wanted to have all his philosophical questions answered before
he would practice. In response, the Buddha said, “It is as if a man had been wounded by a poisoned
arrow and when attended to by a physician were to say, ‘I will not allow you to remove this arrow until I
have learned the caste, the age, the occupation, the birthplace, and the motivation of the person who
wounded me.’ That man would die before having learned all this. In exactly the same way, anyone who
should say, ‘I will not follow the teaching of the Blessed One until the Blessed One has explained all the
multiform truths of the world’ – that person would die before the Buddha had explained all this.”
Source: The Teachings of the Buddha by Jack Kornfield
An ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of preaching.
Success isn’t something that just happens – success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared.