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.
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…)
*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.
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.
Have a mindful Nirvana day today…
thank you. By the post you listed, it seems one can honor Nirvana Day Feb. 8 through Feb. 15. Nice to “do it” each day.