“If you know anything that is hurtful and untrue, do not say it.
If you know anything that is helpful but untrue, do not say it.
If you know anything that is hurtful but true, do not say it.
If you know anything that is both helpful and true, find the right time.”
(—The Buddha, quoted in Ven. Shi Wuling, Awaken to the Buddha Within).
“In our ignorance, in our lack of understanding of what is really happening, we look for happiness, goodness, and peace in the wrong places. They are not outside somewhere waiting for us to find them. They are inside of ourselves. They are in the heart of every being. They are the same in every being. Happiness, goodness, and peace are who we really are. They are our true nature […] How do we find our true nature? Unconditional giving, moral training, deep-felt patience, and enthusiastic effort will enable us to develop meditative concentration. With meditative concentration, we will touch our innate wisdom.” n
(Ven. Shi Wuling, Awaken to the Buddha Within)