courages bodhisattva

courages bodhisattva

Then for those who can actually, those who have time, those who are more matured, those who are used to the infinite plan and the vision of the bodhicitta, or the Bodhisattva, then maybe what they can do is learn to generate the confidence. This is the second type of practice. Generating the confidence. Never thinking that enlightening all sentient beings is not my thing. It is such a difficult task. It is an endless task. How can someone like myself do this. Such kind of cowardly thinking, which is basically a type of a laziness. So in order to counter that, generating the confidence that: “Yes, I can do it. I will do it alone.” Trying to generate that kind of courageous mentality. As all the Bodhisattvas of the past have done, and of the future will do. This is what we call ???, the middle type of the Bodhisattva, mainly this is what they generate. Try to counter this laziness of condemning oneself. Generating the confidence. And with this kind of the Bodhisattvas, you try to abandon what we call ???, the four non virtues or negative. Four negative actions, which is deceiving a noble being, scandalizing or saying nasty things to the Bodhisattvas, some other Bodhisattva. And making some one, another person, who is actually doing something good, make them feel regret that they are doing that. With a deception in our mind, we basically deceive sentient beings. This is what a Bodhisattva must try to refrain. And then on top of that, apply what we call ???, four rightful practice of the Bodhisattva, which is basically: Not lying. Monitoring or ?leading or gearing or luring sentient beings into the Mahayana path. Making sentient beings, encouraging sentient beings to take the Bodhisattva Vow or generate the bodhicitta. And praising and saying good qualities about the bodhicitta and the Bodhisattva. These are what Bodhisattvas can do.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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