“If your body hair does not shiver and quiver as you think about the way you yourself wander in cyclic existence, deprived of happiness and oppressed by suffering, there is no way the inability to bear how other sentient beings are deprived of happiness and oppressed by suffering can come about. In [Shantideva’s] Engaging in the Bodhisattva Conduct it says:
In beings to whom up to now,
Such thoughts for even their own sake have not
Occurred—not even in their dreams—
How could it arise for others?”
From Middle Length Lam-Rim with Trijang Rinpoche’s Additional Outlines by Lama Tsongkhapa (and Trijang Rinpoche). Translated by Philip Quarcoo. Unpublished DRAFT translation (May 2012) by FPMT, Inc. Download the PDF here.