Bodhisattvas’ (Compassion) Practices –18

18

Though one may have an impoverished life, always be disparaged by others, afflicted by dangerous illness and evil spirits, to be without discouragement and to take upon oneself all the misdeeds and suffering of beings is the Boshisattvas’ practice.

Modern Translation

Two Critical Situations Requiring Dharma Practice

(18)

A bodhisattva’s practice is,
Even if we are destitute in livelihood and always insulted by people,
Or sick with terrible diseases, or afflicted by ghosts,
To accept on ourselves, in return, the negative forces and sufferings
   of all wandering beings and not be discouraged.

– 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 –17                                Practice -19

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