Bodhisattva (Compassion) Practices – 3

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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.

Modern Translation:

The Circumstances Most Conducive for Taking Advantage of a Precious Human Life

(3)

 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                                   

4 comments on “Bodhisattva (Compassion) Practices – 3

  1. 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:

    http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/index.html

    Really wonderful dharma there.

    Steve

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    • contoveros says:

      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!

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