When you admit to yourself, ‘I must make this change to be more happy’—not because the Buddha said so, but because your heart recognized a deep truth—you must devote all your energy to making the change. You need strong determination to overcome harmful habits. ~ Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, “Getting Started”
Peaceful in body, peaceful in speech,….
Peaceful in body, peaceful in speech,
The bhikkhu peaceful and well-concentrated
Who has rejected the world’s bait
Is called “one at peace.” ~ The Buddha, Dhammapada 378