Shantideva

Shantideva

Unruly Beings

"Unruly beings are as (unlimited) as space: They cannot possibly all be overcome, But if I overcome thoughts of anger alone This will be equivalent to vanquishing...

Just like a Blindman

"Just like a blindman Discovering a jewel in a heap of rubbish, Likewise by some coincidence An Awakening Mind has been born within me."

The Time will Come

"It is inappropriate to enjoy myself Thinking that today alone I shall not die, For inevitably the time will come When I shall become nothing."

The Unleashed Elephant of Mind

"In this (world) unsubdued and crazed elephants Are incapable of causing such harms As the miseries of the deepest hell Which can be caused by the unleashed...

Endure the Sufferings

"If fishermen, hunters and farmers, Thinking merely of their own livelihood, Endure the sufferings of heat and cold, Why am I not patient for the sake of...

The Wound of my Mind

"And if I am careful of a wound Through fear of it being slightly hurt, Then why do I not guard the wound of my mind Through...

Life is Momentary and Deceptive

"Although today I am healthy, Well‚Äźnourished and unafflicted, Life is momentary and deceptive: The body is like an object on loan for but a minute."

Mistakes

"Although for the benefit of every creature Countless Buddhas have passed by, Yet I was not an object of their care Because of my own mistakes."

The Virtues of the Mind

"It is better to be without wealth, Honor, body and livelihood; And it is better to let other virtues deteriorate, Rather than ever to let (the virtues...

People who are Disturbed

"People who are disturbed by sickness Have no strength to do anything (useful), Likewise those whose minds are disturbed by confusion Have no strength to do anything...

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