Those as practitioners of the path, are like wood on water, along with the flow then moving. Not touching both shores, not by people obtained, not by ghosts and gods those obstructed, not by whirlpools those abiding, also not rotting. I guarantee this wood, will definitely enter the ocean. Of people who learn the path, not by passionate desires those confused, not by many evils those disturbed, diligent unconditionally, I guarantee these people, will definitely attain the path.
— Śākyamuni Buddha
(Sūtra Of 42 Sections: 27th Section)