Top 10 Quotes by Shantideva

Shantideva

May I be a light for those in need of light. May I be a bed for those in need of rest. May I be a servant for those in need of service, for all embodied beings.

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If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.
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How wonderful will it be when all beings experience each other as limbs on the one body of life.

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Whenever conflict arises among living creatures the sense of ownership is the cause.
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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.

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That which is seen and that which is touched are of a dream-like and illusion-like nature. Because feeling arises together with the mind, it is not [ultimately] perceived.
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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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Those desiring to escape from suffering hasten right toward suffering. With the very desire for happiness, out of delusion they destroy their own happiness as if it were an enemy
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All the suffering in the world comes from seeking pleasure for oneself. All the happiness in the world comes from seeking pleasure for others.

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We are all slaves of our own actions. Why be angry with anyone else?