Monday, June 30, 2008

Logica van de liefde

98. To think that "I will have to suffer for it"
In fact is but a false conception -
In the present moment, "I" will perish;
At a later time, another will be born.

99. It's for the sufferer himself, you'll say,
To shield himself from injuries that come!
The pain felt in my foot is not my hand's,
So why, in fact, does one protect the other?


102. And if there is no subject suffering,
Mine and other's pain - how are they different?
Simply, then, since pain is pain, I will dispel it.
What grounds have you for all you strong distinctions?

Shantideva, Bodhicharyavatara, hoofdstuk 8. De cursivering is van mij.

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