48. Whenever there is attachment in my mind
And whenever there is the desire to be angry,
I should not do anything nor say anything,
But remain like a piece of wood.
49. Whenever I have distracted thoughts, the wish to verbally belittle others,
Feelings of self-importance or self-satisfaction;
When I have the intention to describe the faults of others,
Pretension and the thought to deceive others;
50. Whenever I am eager for praise
Or have the desire to blame others;
Whenever I have the wish to speak harshly and cause dispute,
At (all) such times I should remain like a piece of wood.
51. Whenever I desires material gain, honor or fame;
Whenever I seek attendants or a circle of friends,
And when in my mind I wish to be served;
At (all) these times I should remain like a piece of wood.
51. Whenever I have the wish to decrease or to stop working for others
And the desire to pursue my welfare alone.....
53. Whenever I have impatience, laziness, cowardice,
Shamelessness or the desire to talk nonsense;
If thoughts of partiality arises,
At these times too I should remain like a piece of wood.
--Shantideva, A guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life,
trans. by Stephan Batchelor