For some teachings on the 5th Precept,
My mind cannot experience peace while it fosters painful thoughts
of hatred. Restless, unable to sleep, I shall know no joy or happiness.
--Shantideva, Bodhisattvacaryavatara (6:3)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Having found its fuel of unhappiness in the obstruction of what I
If I am unable to endure the sufferings of the present, then
why not restrain myself from anger, which will be the cause
of future sufferings?
--Shantideva, Bodhisattvacaryavatara (6:73)
"All that we experience is the result of our thoughts, is
founded on our thoughts, is made up of our thoughts..."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Whatever harm an enemy may do to one...an undisciplined mind
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Buddha: "What is the purpose of a mirror, Rahula?"