When harmful places are abandoned, disturbing emotions gradually diminish. Without distractions, virtuous endeavors naturally increase. Being clear-minded, definite understanding of the Dharma arises. Resorting to secluded places is the Bodhisattvas’ practice.
The Circumstances Most Conducive for Taking Advantage of a Precious Human Life
A bodhisattva’s practice is to rely on seclusion where,
By having rid ourselves of detrimental objects,
our disturbing emotions and attitudes gradually become stymied;
By lacking distractions, our constructive practices naturally increase;
And by clearing our awareness, our certainty grows in the Dharma.
– The Berzin Archives Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices
For original post, see Thirty-seven steps will stop your suffering
(Bodhisattva — In Tibetan Buddhism, a Bodhisattva is anyone who is motivated by compassion and seeks enlightenment not only for him/herself but also for everyone…)
The Thirty-Seven Bodhisattva Practices
Practice – 2 Practice – 4
Enjoying the posts. In this case, I got more out of the Berzin translation..
By the way, I’m a real fan of this guy; he’s got an absolute treasure trove at:
Really wonderful dharma there.
I looked at the site. I mean “really looked,” and became amazed at the amount of work he has contributed to our understanding. All of the “world’s understanding.” Did not know the extent of his generousity until looking deeper. What a treasure!
I had the very same reaction…I was stunned by the sheer size of the work he’d done. What a git to mankind, as you said.
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