Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear. We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.