One instant of love ~ Nagarjuna

Even three times a day to offer
Three hundred cooking pots of food
Does not match a portion of the merit
In one instant of love.

Though [through love] you are not liberated
You will attain the eight good qualities of love —
Gods and humans will be friendly,
Even [non-humans] will protect you,

You will have mental pleasures and many [physical] pleasures,
Poison and weapons will not harm you,
Without striving you will attain your aims,
And be reborn in the world of Brahma.


Nagarjuna

Precious Garland, verse 283-285

from the book Nagarjuna's Precious Garland: Buddhist Advice For Living And Liberation


translated by Jeffrey Hopkins



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