The confession of sin by Shantideva

October 3, 2014 Death Awareness

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The confession of sin 

Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacharyavatara
Chap. II 
verse 34-37

“Leaving all I must depart alone.
But through not having understood this
I committed various kinds of evil
For the sake of my friends and foes.

My foes will become nothing.
My friends will become nothing.
I too will become nothing.
Likewise all will become nothing.

Just like a dream experience,
Whatever things I enjoy
Will become a memory.
Whatever has passed will not be seen again.”

Even within this brief life
Many friends and foes have passed,
But whatever unbearable evil I committed for them
Remains ahead of me.”

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