Posted by: Upāsaka | 05/05/2018

A Jewel in the Rubbish

Just as a blind man might find a jewel amongst heaps of rubbish, so this Mind of Awakening (bodhicitta) has somehow arisen in me.

It is the elixir of life produced to vanquish death. It is an inexhaustible treasure eliminating poverty.

It is the supreme medicine that alleviates illness. It is the tree of rest for beings exhausted from wandering on the pathways of mundane existence.

It is the universal bridge for all travelers on their crossing over miserable states of existence. It is the rising moon of the mind that soothes the mental afflictions of the world.

—Shantideva

https://greatmiddleway.wordpress.com/2018/05/05/rising-moon/#like-8966k


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