Bodhisattvas’ (Compassion) Practices -22


Appearances are one’s own mind. From the beginning, mind’s nature is free from the extremes of elaboration. Knowing this, not to engage the mind in subject-object duality is the Bodhisatttvas’ practice. 

Modern Translation

Developing Deepest Bodhichitta, the Realization of Voidness


A bodhisattva’s practice is not to take to mind
Inherent features of objects taken and minds that take them,
    by realizing just how things are.
No matter how things appear, they are from our own minds;
And mind-itself is, from the beginning,
    parted from the extremes of mental fabrication.

– 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 -21                               Practice -23

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.