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, learning, buddhism, wisdom, and clarity

Those who have no mental vigilance,
Though they may hear the teachings, ponder them or meditate,
With minds like water seeping from a leaking jug,
Their learning will not settle in their memories.

Shantideva

Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara, Pages: 65

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

Examine thus yourself from every side.
Note harmful thoughts and every futile striving.
Thus it is that heroes in the bodhisattva path
Apply the remedies to keep a steady mind.

Shantideva

Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara, Pages: 69

Contributed by: Jessica

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

Examine thus yourself from every side.
Note harmful thoughts and every futile striving.
Thus it is that heroes in the bodhisattva path
Apply the remedies to keep a steady mind.

Shantideva

Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara, Pages: 69

Contributed by: Jessica

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

Contributed by: Jessica

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