Shantideva on Bodhisattvadom 101

Those who will falsely accuse me, and others who will do me harm, and others still who will degrade me, may they all share in Awakening.

I am the protector of the unprotected and the caravan-leader for travellers. I have become the boat, the causeway, and the bridge for those who long to reach the further shore.

May I be a light for those in need of light. May I be a bed for those in need of rest.  May I be a servant for those in need of service, for all embodied beings. 

The Bodhicaryavatara: A Guide to the Buddhist Path of Awakening, 3: 16-18
Trans. Kate Crosby & Andrew Skilton

Dr. Neeta Shenai

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