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.



One thought on “SHANTIDEVA

  1. gita4elamats

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

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