Whenever conflict arises among living creatures the sense of ownership is the cause.
Why be unhappy about something if it can be remedied? And what is the use of being unhappy about something if it cannot be remedied?
Death will be so quick to swoop on you; Gather merit till that moment comes! Wait till then to banish laziness? Then there'll be no time, what will you do? "This I have not done. And this I'm only starting. And this - I'm only halfway through ..." Then is the sudden coming of the Lord of Death, And
In joy and sorrow all are equal, Thus be guardian of all, as of yourself.
May those whose hell it is to hate and hurt be turned into lovers bringing flowers.
As long as space abides and as long as the world abides, so long may I abide, destroying the sufferings of the world.
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.
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.
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.
Passion is overcome only by him who has won through stillness of spirit the perfect vision; it comes through the contentment that is regardless of the world.
Partake of this sacred mystery: to take the place of others, giving them his own.
All the harm, fear, and suffering in the world are caused by attachment to the self: Why should I hold on to this great demon?
How wonderful will it be when all beings experience each other as limbs on the one body of life.
If you can solve your problem, what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, what is the use of worrying.
Unruly beings are as unlimited as space They cannot possibly all be overcome, But if I overcome thoughts of anger alone This will be equivalent to vanquishing all foes. Where would I possibly find enough leather With which to cover the surface of the earth? But (wearing) leather just on the soles of
All that may be wished for, will by nature fade to nothing.
The renunciation of doing harm is the perfection of discipline
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.
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
We are all slaves of our own actions. Why be angry with anyone else?
Penetrative insight joined with calm abiding utterly eradicates afflicted states.
All the joy the world containsHas come through wishing happiness for others.All the misery the world containsHas come through wanting pleasure for oneself.
Whatever happens, I will not let my cheerfulness be disturbed. Being unhappy won't get me anywhere and will dissipate all my goodness. Why be unhappy about something if you can change it? And if you can't, how will being unhappy help?
Just as I defend myself, therefore, From all unpleasant happenings however small, Likewise, I shall act for others' sake To guard and to protect them with compassion.
If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.
All the happiness there is in this world Arises from wishing others to be happy. And all the suffering there is in this world Arises from wishing oneself to be happy.
There is nothing to fear other than my mind.
In the ages marked by scarcity and want, may I myself appear as drink and sustenance.
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.
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.