Monday, November 02, 2009

Self obsession

Came across this wonderful saying by Shantideva today in the spiritual classic 'Tibetan book of living and dying'* by Sogyal Rinpoche.

If all the harms throughout the world,
And all its fears and sufferings,
All spring from clinging to a self,
What need have I for such a demon?

* Reading this book slowly. Its wonderful but is quite a heavy read. Will post about it separately on another day.


Anonymous said...

Another case of "holy men" saying things they dont really mean, understand or live perhaps??

Partha said...

I dont know what to get from that link with respect to your comment. In any case the quote was not by Sogyal Rinpoche but was by Shantideva.