A Quote by Mark Epstein on happiness, buddhism, accumulation, completion, surrender, letting go, and perfection

When we seek happiness through accumulation, either outside of ourselves--from other people, relationships, or material goods--or from our own self-development, we are missing the essential point. In either case we are trying to find completion. But according to Buddhism, such a strategy is doomed. Completion comes not from adding another piece to ourselves but from surrendering our ideas of perfection.

Mark Epstein

Source: Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Tom Waits on tom waits, accumulation, attachment, and acceptance

I started out with nothing and I still got most of it left.

Tom Waits

Source: Tom Waits

Contributed by: Tharlam

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on good, work, and accumulation

Joyful is the accumulation of good work.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada By Juan Mascaró, v. 118

Contributed by: Zaady

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