Bodhisattvas’ (Compassion) Practices -31


If, having merely the appearance of a practitioner, one does not investigate one’s own mistakes, it is possible to act contrary to the Dharma. Therefore, constantly examining one’s own errors and abandoning them is the Bodhisattvas’ practice.

Modern Translation 

A Bodhisattva’s Daily Practice


A bodhisattva’s practice is continually
   to examine our self-deception and then rid ourselves of it,
Because, if we do not examine our self-deception ourselves,
It’s possible that with a Dharmic (external) form
We can commit something non-Dharmic.

 – 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 -30                                              Practice -32

2 comments on “Bodhisattvas’ (Compassion) Practices -31

  1. saradode says:

    “Self-deception”?!! Michael, we both know damn well that I’m PERFECT. Sheesh. What’s your point? 🙂



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