Forervermore ~ Shantideva

All other virtues are like the plantain tree:
They bear their fruit, and then they are no more.
Yet constantly the marvellous tree of bodhicitta
Yields fruit and, undiminished, grows forevermore.


Shantideva

Bodhicaryāvatāra, Chapter 1, verse 12

translated by Adam Pearcey


source: http://www.lotsawahouse.org/indian-masters/shantideva/bodhicharyavatara-1



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