There is no ornament like virtue, no misery like worry, no protection like patience, and no friend equal to generosity.
In the Staff of Wisdom , the Indian Mahayana master Nagarjuna offers the practical wisdom of the Dharma in witty, thought-provoking, and uplifting verses that apply to all types of life situations.
Expressing universal truths that remind us of basic human values, Tibetan scholar Sakya Pandita's Treasury gives profound advice for daily life in truly elegant sayings that remain readily in the mind.
Nagarjuna, who lived in India probably between the first century B.C. and the first century A.D. is most widely known for his philosophical writings that set forth the Mahayana view and path.
Sakya Pandita (1182-1251 A.D.) was an excellent Tibetan scholar, skilled in the art of literary expression. Along with Tsongkhapa and Longchenpa, he is recognized as a Manjusri incarnation.