Tag Archives: Arya Nagarjuna

Emotions

The appetite of those led by emotions is twice that of the wise; their deceitfulness is fourfold; their shame sixfold; and their passions eight times as great. —Arya Nagarjuna, The Staff of Wisdom

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The Excellence of Others

Those who are disturbed at seeing the excellence of others will not understand even a little truth. Such persons destroy their own merit. —Arya Nagarjuna, The Staff of Wisdom

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Consideration

When young, rejoice in the tranquility of the old. However great your glory, be patient and considerate. Boast not of what you know, even when learned. However high you may rise, be not proud. —Arya Nagarjuna, The Staff of Wisdom

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Modesty

Life, which perishes in a moment, has as its essence exhaustion and want of development. Therefore, remain modest in the midst of it all.  —Arya Nagarjuna, The Staff of Wisdom

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Advice from Nagarjuna

Harmful beings should be tamed; the wise should be reverenced. Fill your treasury with honest deeds, and protect all sentient beings.  —Arya Nagarjuna, The Staff of Wisdom

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Clinging

The Buddhas teach that emptiness Definitely eliminates all clinging to views, But those who cling to the view of emptiness Are said to be incorrigible.  —Arya Nagarjuna, Mulamadhyamakarika 13.8

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The best friend

Knowing that possessions are ephemeral and devoid of essence, practice generosity with respect toward monks, teachers, the destitute, and relatives. For the next life, there is no better friend than what one has given.  —Arya Nagarjuna, Letter to a Friend

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