bodhisattva

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)

Contributed by: obutsudan

A Quote by Tsoknyi Rinpoche on fearless, simplicity, freedom, bodhisattva, spirit, two accumulations, compassion, expands, unity, care for others, know within yourself, and how to be free

    "The true bodhisattva spirit grows out of this personal sense of freedom.  You discover that you don't feel so needy anymore.  You don't crave another refueling - with shamatha or with other people's love and attention - because you know within yourself how to be free, how to be confident.  With this sense of security and freedom, you begin to direct your attention to the needs of others.  The compassion expands.  This is my point about inner simplicity as the basis for living fearlessly in a complex world.
    This principle of fearless simplicity involves training in the two accumulations as a unity and experiencing the fruition of such training.  We have found a true, effective remedy for ego-clinging, negative emotions, the twofold ignorance, and adversity.  We have persevered in the two accumulations, and we have grown confident in liberation.  We are now open and spacious, and from within that sense of fearless simplicity, we can accomadate all phenomena.  We can naturally care for others unpretentiously; no one is a threat any longer."

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Source: Fearless Simplicty

Contributed by: Sacred Elements

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

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

Contributed by: Jessica

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

A Quote by Shantideva on bodhisattva, compassion, buddhism, and suffering

Suffering also has its worth.
Through sorrow, pride is driven out
And pity felt for those who wander in samsara;
Evil is avoided, goodness seems delightful.

Shantideva

Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara, Pages: 81

Contributed by: Jessica

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

Contributed by: Jessica

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