Shantideva

Shantideva

Enemies such as Hatred and Craving

"Although enemies such as hatred and craving Have neither any arms nor legs, And are neither courageous nor wise, How have I been used like a slave...

Lacking Alertness

"Even those who have much learning, Faith and willing perseverance Will become defiled by a (moral) fall Due to the mistake of lacking alertness."

What is the use of making Friends and Enemies?

"Having departed from this life And from all my friends and relatives, If all alone I must go elsewhere What is the use of making friends and...

May I become

"May I become a wishing jewel, a magic vase, A powerful mantra and a medicine of wonder. May I be a tree of miracles granting every...

Clearing away the Fears

"Likewise I purely seek refuge  In the Dharma they have realised  That clears away the fears of cyclic existence,  And also in the assembly of Bodhisattvas."

My Merit alone shall Protect Me

"When seized by the messengers of death,  What benefit will friends and relatives afford?  My merit alone shall protect me then,  But upon that I have never relied."

Just like a Dream

"Just like a dream experience, Whatever things I enjoy Will become a memory. Whatever has passed will not be seen again."

When Dwelling among Harmful People

"Just as I would be attentive and careful of a wound When amidst a bustling uncontrolled crowd,  So I should always guard the wound of my mind  When dwelling among harmful people."

Become Nothing

"My foes will become nothing. My friends will become nothing. I too will become nothing. Likewise all will become nothing."

Comprehending the Secret of the Mind

"Even those who wish to find happiness and overcome misery  Will wander with no aim nor meaning  If they do not comprehend the secret of the mind —  The paramount significance of Dharma. "

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