beginner bodhisattvas

beginner bodhisattvas

Most of us, people like you and me, we are beginner bodhisattvas. Infant bodhisattvas. For younger bodhisattvas, infant bodhisattvas like us, actually according to the bodhisattva manual, we are not really allowed to do extreme things like cutting our limbs and giving to hungry tiger. Such as what happened near by here by the way. That we cant do. But we must get used to these great paramita practices already. So what would I suggest to someone like you and me. Aspiring bodhisattvas we call it. I know I will have attachment to my artwork, my whatever profession, but no matter what happens, may it one way or another, directly or indirectly lead to benefit sentient beings. And benefit not only just temporary, giving them temporary happiness, but actually put them into the enlightenment. That you should to. Forget about art, even a bright colored T-shirt, you should wear it, and walk in the street and really have aspiration that today I am really some wearing some obnoxious red, you know like shirt, whoever sees me, whoever even gets a little startled by my presence, may they have connection to the bodhicitta and the Mahayana path. That is very right thing to do for people like us.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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