Bodhisattva (Compassion) Practices – 9


The pleasure of the three realms is as fleeting as a dew drop on the tip of a blade of grass, vanishing in a single moment. Striving for the supreme state of never-changing liberation is the Bodhisattvas’ practice.

Modern translation

 Working for Liberation



A bodhisattva’s practice is to take keen interest
In the supreme never-changing state of liberation,
As the pleasures of the three planes of compulsive existence
Are phenomena that perish in a mere instant,
   like dew on the tips of grass.

– The Berzin Archives Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices
 (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…)

Practice – 8                                                   Practice – 10

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