the importance of compassion.
The wisdom of the Bodhisattva means understanding
that simply feeling compassion isn’t enough.
Sometimes it takes action to cause compassion to
manifest in this world of birth and death.
The wisdom of the Bodhisattva involves understanding
that all beings are stuck in the three poisons of greed,
aversion and ignorance. So, the Bodhisattva is patient,
even when the shortcomings of others are quite apparent.
The wisdom of the Bodhisattva is founded on the understanding
that the path is not easy. Taking the vow to save all beings is the most
difficult endeavor one can begin.
The wisdom of the Bodhisattva is manifest in recognizing oneness
with all life everywhere. This is the shining void, our true nature, one with everything.
The Bodhisattva sees that love is all and love is everyone.
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Editor: Travis May
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