Shantideva Quotes

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Shantideva Quotes

Take advantage of this human boat;
Free yourself from sorrows mighty stream!
This vessel will be later hard to find.
The time that you have now, you fool, is not for sleep!
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May those whose hell it is to hate and hurt be turned into lovers bringing flowers.

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Instead of trying to cover the whole world with leather, put on some sandals.

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The renunciation of doing harm is the perfection of discipline

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All those who are unhappy in the world are so as a result of their desire for their own happiness. All those who are happy in the world are so as a result of their desire for the happiness of others.

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What need is there to say more? The childish work for their own benefit, The Buddhas work for the benefit of others. Just look at the difference between them.

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There is no evil like hatred, and no fortitude like patience.

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May the pain of every living creature be completely cleared away. May I be the doctor and the medicine and may I be the nurse for all sick beings in the world until everyone is healed.

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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.

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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

Others are my main concern. When I notice something of mine, I steal it and give it to others.

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Self-confidence should be applied to wholesome actions,
Overcoming of delusions and my ability to overcome them.
Thinking, 'I alone shall do it'
Is the self-confidence of action.

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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.

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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.

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