one moment of bodhicitta practice

one moment of bodhicitta practice

If you meditate one minute – this is Thogmed, Asanga said this – if you meditate on bodhicitta for one minute, effect of that actually is – one moment, he was saying, one moment of bodhicitta practice, effect of that actually guarantees hundreds of hundreds of other sentient being’s enlightenment, because it is like: If you you want to plant a flower, what do you need? First thing, even so you have fertilizer, a ground to plant, pot to plant, all of that, but what you need is a seed. If there is a seed somewhere on this earth, flower seed, then there is a possibility of planting flower. If you have no seed, all the other conditions, doesn’t matter how much space you have, how much flower pots you have, if you don’t have the seed on this earth at all, you can’t plant the flower. So a moment of a bodhicitta is already such a guarantee to many many many sentient being’s enlightenment. Just one moment. Of course after that moment, yes you may go through anger, jealousy, pride, all of that. But this is again where bodhicitta is so special because specially if you manage to dedicate this bodhicitta and anyway, the mind of the bodhicitta is something to do with wishing enlightenment for all sentient beings. So it is not an exhaustible virtue.