First I shall examine my mind ~ Shantideva

Whenever I wish to move,
Or to speak,
First I shall examine my mind,
And firmly act in a suitable way.

Whenever my mind becomes attached,
Or angry,
I shall not act, nor shall I speak.
I shall remain like a piece of wood.


Shantideva

Bodhicaryāvatāra

quoted in the book Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground Up: A Practical Approach for Modern Life



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