Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed.
The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
No, I don't think you're paranoid. I think you're the opposite of paranoid. I think you walk around with the insane delusion that people like you.
No win, no fee, no basis in reality. Just a room above a minicab office in Acton and a steady stream of greedy simpletons whose delusion is only matched by their clumsiness.
A sense of humor always withers in the presence of the messianic delusion, like justice and truth in front of patriotic passion.
From the viewpoint of absolute truth, what we feel and experience in our ordinary daily life is all delusion. Of all the various delusions, the sense of discrimination between oneself and others is the worst form, as it creates nothing but unpleasant.
A certain degree of physical harmony and comfort is necessary, but above a certain level it becomes a hindrance instead of a help. Therefore the ideal of creating an unlimited number of wants and satisfying them seems to be a delusion and a snare.
One cannot properly appreciate the human realities so long as one labors under the adolescent delusion that people get the fates they deserve.
Inflamed by greed, incensed by hate, confused by delusion, overcome by them, obsessed by mind, a man chooses for his own affliction, for others' affliction, for the affliction of both and experiences pain and grief.
The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.
Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify the trouble we take to have sex.
You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion.
There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.