Make a proper investigation first. Proper investigation is good for a well-known person like yourself.
My doctrine is not a doctrine but just a vision. I have not given you any set rules, I have not given you a system.
Not one or two, Subhuti, not one or two, but all the beings - men, women, animals, birds, trees, rocks. All the beings in the world. One should create such a determination that `I will lead all of them into nirvana'.
Reverence, humility, contentment, gratitude and hearing the good Dhamma, this is the best good luck
Seeking but not finding the house builder I travelled through life after life. How painful is repeated birth! House-builders, you have now been seen. You will not build the house again.
Someone who has set out in the vehicle of a Bodhisattva should decide that `I must lead all the beings to nirvana, into that realm of nirvana which leaves nothing behind'. What is this realm of nirvana which leaves nothing behind?
The example of the raft shows dharmas should be treated as provisional, as means to an end. The same holds good of emptiness too, the negation of dharmas. This corollary has elsewhere been illustrated by the similie of medicine which can heal any illness because its further use would only make one ill again.
The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.
There is an unborn, a not-become, a not-made, a not-compounded. There cannot be any escape from what is born, become compounded. But since there is this unborn, not become, not-made, not-compounded, therefore is there made known an escape from what is born, become, made and compounded.
Everything changes, nothing remains without change.