Shantideva Quotes


Shantideva was an Indian Buddhist scholar and monk from the 8the century. He was a follower of the Madhyamaka philosophy of Nagarjuna. His name combines the Sanskrit words for peace (shanti) and deity (deva).

Shantideva Quotes:

All happiness comes from the desire for others to be happy. All misery comes from the desire for oneself to be happy.

All those who slight me to my face, Or do me any other evil, Even if they blame or slander me, May they attain the fortune of enlightenment!

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!