Most Crucial Point

shantideva2Grasp this most crucial point,

and avoid every downfall:

my body, possessions, and merit[1]

I give to everyone,

protecting, cleansing, and increasing[2] them. 

—Shantideva, Shikshasamucchaya


[1] Body, possessions, and merit are the three foundations of self-grasping.

[2] The four factors of abandoning self-grasping are giving, protecting, purifying, and increasing the three foundations.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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