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

Contributed by: Kyle