The most excellent birth

There are four reasons why the birth of Bodhisattvas is most excellent among living beings: first, because it is based on ultimately pure accumulations of virtue; second, because it is chosen intentionally, with knowing discernment; third, because it is based on compassion, to liberate sentient beings; and fourth, because Bodhisattvas are undefiled themselves and remove the defilements of others. 

—Buddha Shakyamuni, Sandhinirmochana 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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2 Responses to The most excellent birth

  1. MindMindful says:

    Reblogged this on MindMindful and commented:
    I can’t claim that the 4th reason is so true of me, as I am not (yet) undefiled, haha But……. workin’ on it!

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