As the worth of gold and silver is to be determined through the test of melting and the greatness of an elephant through that of battle, so too, writes Sakya Pandit, a learned man may be known and valued by his composition of elegant sayings. This volume offers to readers the wit and wisdom of the Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna and the Tibetan scholar Sakya Pandit. The reader will taste many flavors in these sayings, from the snap and pith of bold humor to the shrewd and cultivated bite of courtly knowledge, from apt pronouncements of Buddhist teachings to the sublime openings of great poetry.
There is no ornament like virtue, There is no misery like worry, There is no protection like patience, There is no friend equal to generosity.
"Quietly, with elegant restraint, these sayings help us for a moment to take stock of our opinions and experiences from a larger, more honest perspective" --The San Francisco Review of Books
"This book can be recommended as a spiritual friend, providing literal medicine to soothe the mind and heart..." --The Middle Way
Tibetan Translation Series, (c) 1977 by Dharma Publishing