All that burden of pain, I take upon myself: I assume, I endure.
I have the courage to face every abode of pain,
Through numberless ages.
And why so?
Because it is better that I alone suffer,
Than that all those creatures fall into the place of misfortune...
I must be the warrior, the light-bearer, the guide to safety;
And all the world must be redeemed
From the Wilderness of Hell, Beast-Birth,
And Yama's World.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Posted by Richard the Caffeinated at 11:53 PM
Labels: quote, Shantideva - Way of the Bodhisattva
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