Bodhisattvas’ (Compassion) Practices -21

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Indulging sense pleasures is like drinking salt water — however much one indulges, thirst and craving only increase. Immediately after abandoning whatever things give rise to clinging and attachment is the Bodisattvas’ practice.

Modern Translation

(21)

 A bodhisattva’s practice is immediately to abandon
Any objects that cause our clinging and attachment to increase,
For objects of desire are like salt water:
The more we have indulged (in them,
   our) thirst (for them) increases (in turn).

– 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…)

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2 comments on “Bodhisattvas’ (Compassion) Practices -21

  1. Ivano Natalini says:

    Beautiful.
    Many Blessings.

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