Restraining this mind of mine ~ Shantideva

Where would I possibly find enough leather
With which to cover the surface of the earth?
But (just) leather on the soles of my shoes
Is equivalent to covering the earth with it.

Likewise it is not possible for me
To restrain the external course of things
But should I restrain this mind of mine
What would be the need to restrain all else?


Shantideva

quoted in the book Healing Anger: The Power Of Patience From A Buddhist Perspective


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