Top 10 Quotes by Shantideva

Shantideva

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.

Shantideva
It is natural for the immature to harm others. Getting angry with them is like resenting a fire for burning.
Shantideva

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?

Shantideva
How wonderful will it be when all beings experience each other as limbs on the one body of life.
Shantideva

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.

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

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.

Shantideva
All that may be wished for, will by nature fade to nothing.
Shantideva

All the joy the world containsHas come through wishing happiness for others.All the misery the world containsHas come through wanting pleasure for oneself.

Shantideva
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.