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!
If you can solve your problem, what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, what is the use of worrying.
There is nothing to fear other than my mind.
We are all slaves of our own actions. Why be angry with anyone else?
Whenever conflict arises among living creatures the sense of ownership is the cause.
It is not possible to control all external events; But, if I simply control my mind what need is there to control other things?
He who doesn't get rid of the I won't be able to avoid suffering the same way that someone who doesn't get apart from fire can't avoid being burn.
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
All the suffering in the world comes from seeking pleasure for oneself. All the happiness in the world comes from seeking pleasure for others.
If there were a truly existent I, It would make sense to be afraid of certain things; But, since there is no truly existent I, Who is there to be afraid?
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.
May those whose hell it is to hate and hurt be turned into lovers bringing flowers.
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.
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
While others are engaged in inferior and menial tasks in which they encounter many difficulties, how can I sit here at peace and do nothing? I must and shall benefit them, but without ever succumbing to the poison of self-importance.
Partake of this sacred mystery: to take the place of others, giving them his own.
All that may be wished for, will by nature fade to nothing.
The source of all happiness lies in thinking of others.
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.
If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.
May I become at all times, both now and forever: a protector for those without protection; a guide for those who have lost their way; a ship for those with oceans to cross; a bridge for those with rivers to cross; a sanctuary for those in danger; a lamp for those without light; a place of refuge for
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.
As long as space abides and as long as the world abides, so long may I abide, destroying the sufferings of the world.
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?
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.
Examine thus yourself from every side.Note harmful thoughts and every futile striving.Thus it is that heroes in the bodhisattva pathApply the remedies to keep a steady mind.
Others are my main concern. When I notice something of mine, I steal it and give it to others.
All happiness comes from the desire for others to be happy.
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.
It is natural for the immature to harm others. Getting angry with them is like resenting a fire for burning.