What would be the need?

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 (via)

2 Comments

  1. markonit

    …this is one that I find unfathomable… and I try really hard to get each of your posts… so yes, you can explain it all to me..!

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    • He’s saying that since you can’t change the entire world, you’ll have to change yourself. 😀

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