Monday, June 13, 2011

Shantideva * Seventh-Century Indian Saint

Whatever joy is in this world,
All comes from wanting other to be happy.
Whatever suffering there is in this world,
All comes from wanting oneself to be happy. 

What need is there to say a whole lot more?
Buddhas work for the benefit of others,
Ordinary people work for the benefit of themselves,
And just look at the difference between them!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, wonderful and true.

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