Bodhisattvas’ (Compassion) Practices -29


Having understood that disturbing emotions are destroyed by insight possessed with tranquil abiding, to cultivate meditative concentration which perfectly transcends the four formless absorptions is the Bodhisattvas’ practice.

Modern Translation 

The Six Far-Reaching Attitudes 


A bodhisattva’s practice is to build up as a habit
A mental stability that purely surpasses the four formless (absorptions),
By realizing that an exceptionally perceptive state of mind,
    fully endowed with a stilled and settled state,
Can totally vanquish the disturbing emotions and attitudes.

– 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 -28                                           Practice -30

4 comments on “Bodhisattvas’ (Compassion) Practices -29

  1. *with some remorse*

    Yes – I gave way to a strong wave of negative emotion today – only to realize that it’s strength came from the power I gave it (at the expense of a higher sentiment that may have been expressed)

    You and I do not follow the same religious path Michael – but we share some things given to us by our respective faiths.

    I am so glad you don’t mind me reading here.

    I found this post helpful today.

    Be well,


    • contoveros says:


      I’m glad these words can resonate.

      I don’t know what religious path I am following. I think, however, that it leads to the same mountain top we all can visualize.

      michael j


  2. Pamela says:

    Have a mindful Nirvana day today…


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