Bodhisattva (Compassion) Practices – 10

10

When mothers who have been kind to one since beginningless time are suffering, what’s the use of one’s own happiness? Therefore, generating the mind of enlightenment in order to liberate limitless sentient beings is the Bodhisattvas’ practice.

Modern Translation

Developing a Bodhichitta Aim

(10)

A bodhisattva’s practice is to develop a bodhichitta aim
   to liberate limitless beings,
Because, if our mothers, who have been kind to us
From beginningless time, are suffering,
What can we do with (just) our own happiness?

– 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 – 9                                                 Practice – 11

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