Bodhisattvas’ (Compassion) Practices -25

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It is necessary to give away even one’s body while aspiring to enlightenment, what need is there to mention external objects? Therefore, practicing generosity without hope of reciprocation or positive karmic results is the Bodhisattvas’s practice. 

Modern Translation

The Six Far-Reaching Attitudes 

(25)

 A bodhisattva’s practice is to give generously
Without hope for anything in return and something karmic to ripen,
Because, if those who would wish enlightenment
    must give away even their bodies,
What need to mention external possessions?

– 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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