Our passion for learning ... is our tool for survival.
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.
Samaṇa helps by ...
Facilitating change that's possible, worthwhile, and lasting.
Teaching people to relate to themselves and others more deeply.
Improving emotional competence.
Guiding people in finding meaning.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of humans as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Good friends, companions, and associates are the whole of the spiritual life.