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.

If I do not exchange my happiness
For the suffering of others,
I shall not attain the state of buddhahood
And even in samsara I shall have no real joy.

The source of all misery in the world
Lies in thinking of oneself;
The source of all happiness
Lies in thinking of others.

—SHANTIDEVA

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One thought on “SHANTIDEVA

  1. gita4elamats

    This is from the Dalai Lama’s BOOK OF TRANSFORMATION.

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