The Elephant of Mind

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2020

If this elephant of mind is bound on all sides by the cord of mindfulness,
All fear disappears and complete happiness comes.
All enemies: all the tigers, lions, elephants, bears, serpents (of our emotions);
And all the keepers of hell; the demons and the horrors,
All of these are bound by the mastery of your mind,
And by the taming of that one mind, all are subdued,
Because from the mind are derived all fears and immeasurable sorrows.


The Way of the Bodhisattva

Revised EditionBy Shantideva
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group