Re: Theos-World Shabkar's song
May 23, 1999 12:10 PM
by Arnaldo Sisson Filho
Dear Nick Weeks,
Thanks a lot for sending to the list
this gem of real beauty and value.
With Best wishes to your spiritual life,
your brother, Arnaldo
De: Nick Weeks <Nick.Weeks@worldnet.att.net>
Para: Theos Talk <email@example.com>
Data: Quinta-feira, 20 de Maio de 1999 16:11
Assunto: Theos-World Shabkar's song
>The guru Shabkar (1781-1851) wrote a song (one of many) on the need for
>compassion, the root of all Dharma.
>Avalokiteshvara, might Great Treasure of Compassion, from my heart I invoke
>By this blessing, may compassion be born in my mind and in the minds of all
>beings under the sky.
>If a man has compassion, he is a Buddha; without compassion, he is a Lord
>With compassion, the root of Dharma is planted, without compassion, the
>of Dharma is rotten.
>One with compassion is kind even when angry, one without compassion will
>kill even as he smiles.
>For one with compassion, even his enemies will turn into friends, without
>compassion, even his friends turn into enemies.
>With compassion, one has all Dharmas; without compassion, one has no Dharma
>With compassion, one is a Buddhist, without compassion, one is worse than a
>Even if meditating on voidness, one needs compassion as its essence. A
>dharma practitioner must have a compassionate nature.
>Compassion is the distinctive characteristic of Buddhism. Compassion is
>very essence of all Dharmas.
>Great compassion is like a wish-fulfilling gem. Great compassion will
>fulfill the hopes of self and others.
>Therefore, all of you, practitioners and laypeople, cultivate compassion
>you will achieve Buddhahood.
>May all men and women who hear this song, with great compassion benefit all
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