The Buddhas are delighted when sentient beings are happy and distressed when they are hurt. So by loving them I will please all Buddhas and by harming them I will injure the wise. For just as someone whose body is engulfed by fire finds no pleasure in desirable objects, it is impossible for the compassionate ones to be joyous when a sentient being is in pain…
Why should I be angry with him? by Acarya Shantideva
If someone does wrong out of confusion and someone else gets angry because he is also confused, who can be said to be innocent and who guilty?
Imagine that one person wakes up from a dream, Acarya Shantideva
Imagine that one person wakes up from a dream in which he experienced a hundred years of happiness and another wakes up from one in which he experienced only a brief moment of happiness. For both of these people their happiness will never return…
Suffering does have its good points, by Acarya Shantideva
If life were based upon what we liked, then not a single one of us would suffer, because nobody wants to be in pain…
There is no evil comparable to hatred, by Acharya Shantideva
The causes of happiness rarely occur, whereas the causes for suffering are abundant. Yet without suffering, there is no renunciation. Therefore, mind, stay firm!