10 Original Bodhisattva Vows

The Bodhisattva feels the awakening of a great heart of compassion and utters the ten original vows:

  1. to honor and serve the Buddhas;
  2. to share the teachings and practice of the Dharma;
  3. to welcome all future Buddhas;
  4. to practice the transcendent perfections (paramitas);
  5. to induce all beings to embrace the Dharma;
  6. to develop a perfect understanding of the universe;
  7. to attain a perfect understanding of the mutuality of all beings;
  8. to realize perfectly the oneness of the nature, purpose, and resources of all Buddhas;
  9. to become acquainted with skillful means for the liberation of all beings; and
  10. to realize supreme enlightenment through the perfection of noble wisdom. 

—Buddha Shakyamuni, Lankavatara Sutra

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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