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The Wisdom & Compassion of a Bodhisattva

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  • NamoAmituofo
    For www.TheDailyEnlightenment.com ... The Wisdom & Compassion of a Bodhisattva ... A Bodhisattva... ... perfects one s Wisdom and Compassion. ... becomes a
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 2, 2003
      For www.TheDailyEnlightenment.com

      The Wisdom & Compassion of a Bodhisattva



       

      A Bodhisattva...


      ... perfects one's Wisdom and Compassion.
      ... becomes a Buddha using Wisdom.
      ... becomes a Buddha out of Compassion.
       
      ... liberates oneself through Wisdom.
      ... liberates others through Compassion.
      ... recognizes one's suffering with Wisdom.
      ... eliminates others' suffering with Compassion.

      ... disentangles oneself from Samsara through Wisdom.
      ... remains in Samsara for others out of Compassion.
      ... remains unattached to the world out of Wisdom.
      ... embraces the world with Compassion.
      ... does not become conceited out of Wisdom.
      ... does not become discouraged out of Compassion.
      ... brings oneself advancement through Wisdom.
      ... brings others advancement through Compassion.
      ... brings oneself Lordship of the Dharma using Wisdom.
      ... brings oneself Lordship of the World using Compassion.



      kuan Yin On The Dragon Above paraphrased from quote from Commentary of Cariyapitaka:

      "The entire career of a Bodhisattva is governed by two major characteristics; Wisdom and Compassion. Buddhahood is accomplished by Wisdom, but the act of becoming a Buddha is accomplished by Compassion. A Bodhisattva's own liberation is achieved through Wisdom, but his goal of liberating others is achieved through Compassion. With Wisdom he recognizes others' suffering and with Compassion eliminates it. Due to his Wisdom he becomes disentangled from Samsara but due to his Compassion he remains in it. Owing to his Wisdom, the Bodhisattva remains unattached to the world, but with his Compassion he embraces the world. Because of Wisdom he does not become conceited, Because of Compassion he does not become discouraged. Wisdom brings self advancement, and Compassion brings others' advancement. More than all else, Wisdom brings him Lordship of the Dharma, and Compassion brings him Lordship of the world."


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