When peacocks roam through the jungle of virulent poison, though the gardens of medicinal plants may be attractive, the peacock flocks will not take delight in them; for peacocks thrive on the essence of virulent poison. Likewise when heroes enter the jungle of cyclic existence, though the gardens of happiness and prosperity may seem beautiful, the heroes will not become attached to them; for heroes thrive in the forest of suffering.

— Dharmaraksita

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