On the Spirit of Awakening

shanti bodhi

Those who long to overcome the abundant miseries of mundane
existence, those who wish to dispel the adversities of
sentient beings, and those who yearn to experience a myriad
of joys should never forsake the Spirit of Awakening.

When the Spirit of Awakening has arisen, in an instant a
wretch who is bound in the prison of the cycle of existence is
called a Child of the Sugatas and becomes worthy of
reverence in the worlds of gods and humans.

From Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara–The benefit of the spirit of awakening

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