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Compassion is the guideline of the bodhisattvas, those that vow to achieve enlightenment so that it will unencumber all sentient beings from the agony and confusion of imperfect lifestyles. To this finish, they have to surrender all self-centered targets and view basically the healthiness of others. The bodhisattvas' enemies are the ego, ardour, and hatred; their guns are generosity, persistence, perseverance, and knowledge.

In Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama is taken into account to be a residing embodiment of this non secular perfect. His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama provides right here a close handbook of functional philosophy, in line with The approach of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara), a well known textual content of Mahayana Buddhism written via Shantideva. The Dalai Lama explains and amplifies the textual content, alluding all through to the event of way of life and displaying how a person can boost bodhichitta, the want for ideal enlightenment for the sake of others. This e-book would definitely turn into a regular guide for all those that desire to make the bodhisattva perfect a residing event.

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If we to bear insults, we get angry, we are only creating worse suffering for enjoy being praised, it is wrong for us to be irritated when someone the future. Difficult though it mavJ be, we should tryJ instead to O else is praising others and deriving pleasure from doing so. broaden our perspective and not retaliate. We have been and are still going through endless suffering without deriving any benefit whatsoever from it. Now that we have 66 83. If even this I do not want for beings, How could I want Buddhahood for them?

We might think, then, that our enemies are undeserving because they actively wish to harm us. But if everyone were as kind and wellintentioned as a doctor, how could we ever practice patience? And It is no use excusing ourselves, saying that our enemies are pre- when a doctor, intending to cure us, hurts us by amputating a limb, venting us from practicing and that that is why we get angry. If we cutting us open, or pricking us with needles, we do not think of him truly wish to progress, there is no practice more important than pa- as an enemy and get angry with him.

As the mind is not a material thing, no one can harm it. When O others say unpleasant things to us, they do not hurt us physically. If we really think about this, there is nothing that is hard to bear. We might think that if we show tolerance when people say nasty things to us it will be thought that what they are saying is true and the resulting damage to our reputation will hamper our success in life. But there is nothing wrong with that. However much fame and praise we get, we can only enjoy it for this life.

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