no greater bane

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The Hellish whips to torture living beings–
Who has made them and to what intent?
Who has forged this burning iron ground;
Whence have all these demon women sprung?

All are but the offspring of the unskillful mind,
Thus the Mighty One has said.
Thus throughout the triple world
There is no greater bane than mind itself.

-Shantideva

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