Peace of mind

You lack peace of mind because you’re running after an idea of total peace of mind. That’s backwards. Be attentive to your mind in each moment, no matter how unpeaceful it might seem to be. Great peace of mind is realized only in the practice within this unpeaceful mind.

When dissatisfaction is finally accepted as dissatisfaction, peace of mind reigns.

Kodo Sawaki

If you want to sin

If you want to sin, sin wholeheartedly and openly. Sins too have their lessons to teach the earnest sinner, as virtues the earnest saint. It is the mixing up of the two that is so disastrous.

Nothing can block you so effectively as compromise, for it shows lack of earnestness, without which nothing can be done.

Nisargadatta Maharaj