Shantideva

A Quote by Shantideva on mind, anger, release, and freedom

The hostile multitudes are vast as spaceWhat chance is there that all should be subdued?
Let but this angry mind be overthrownAnd every foe is then and there destroyed
                          

Shantideva

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A Quote by Shantideva on love, kindness, buddhism, and quote

All the suffering in the world comes from seeking pleasure for oneself.  All the happiness in the world comes from seeking pleasure for others.

Shantideva

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A Quote by Shantideva on buddhism, tibetan, and bodhisattva

As long as space abides and as long as the world abides, so long may I abide, destroying the sufferings of the world.

Shantideva

Source: The Bodhicaryavatara (Oxford World's Classics)

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A Quote by Shantideva on self-discipline

Where would I possibly find enough leather
With which to cover the surface of the earth?
But (just) leather on the soles of my shoes
Is equivalent to covering the earth with it

Likewise it is not possible for me
To restrain the external course of things
But should I restrain this mind of mine
What would be the need to restrain all else?

Shantideva

Source: A Pema Chodron book

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A Quote by Shantideva on buddhism, compassion, and attachment

My body, thus, and all my good besides,
And all my merits gained and to be gained,
I give them all away withholding nothing
To bring about the benefit of beings.

Shantideva

Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara, Pages: 30

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A Quote by Shantideva on buddhism, enlightenment, and compassion

All those who slight me to my face,
Or do me any other evil,
Even if they blame or slander me,
May they attain the fortune of enlightenment!

Shantideva

Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara, Pages: 31

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A Quote by Shantideva on bodhisattva, self-awareness, buddhism, wisdom, opportunity, and human

Take advantage of this human boat;
Free yourself from sorrow's mighty stream!
This vessel will be later hard to find.
The time that you have now, you fool, is not for sleep!

Shantideva

Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara, Pages: 101

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A Quote by Shantideva on bodhisattva, compassion, and buddhism

For sentient beings, poor and destitute,
May I become a treasure ever plentiful,
And lie before them closely in their reach,
A varied source of all that they might need.

Shantideva

Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara, Pages: 50

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A Quote by Shantideva on bodhisattva, compassion, and buddhism

And so let beings do to me
Whatever does not bring them injury.
Whenever they catch sight of me,
Let this not fail to bring them benefit.

Shantideva

Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara, Pages: 51

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Shantideva on bodhisattva, compassion, and buddhism

May I be like a guard for those who are protectorless,
A guide for those who journey on the road.
For those who wish to go across the water,
May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.

Shantideva

Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara, Pages: 51

Contributed by: Jessica

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