“Better that I die right now than have a long life lived improperly, since, even if I remain here for…”

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“Better that I die right now than have a long life lived improperly, since, even if I remain here for a long time, the same pain of death awaits me. … And though I acquire many possessions, though I enjoy many pleasures over a long time, I shall go empty-handed and naked, like someone who has been robbed.”

Śāntideva, Bodhicaryāvatāra, Crosby & Skilton tr. (6:56,59)

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