- Leave the body at rest, like an unmovable mountain. Leave the speech at rest, like an unstrung guitar. Leave the mind at rest like a shepherd after dusk who has brought his flock home and sits content by the warm fire.
- Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you. Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow you.
- Celebrate the New Year as the Chinese do, with firecrackers. The idea, originally, was to scare away evil spirits and bad luck - and to awaken the golden dragon, which would then fly through the sky, bringing rain to the crops. Think of these things as you light the first cracker: after all, the primordial truths are universal, and still have meaning today.