Tag Archives: The Staff of Wisdom

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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The most

There is no ornament like virtue. There is no misery like worry. There is no defense like patience. There is no friend like generosity.  —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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