The Only Root

kmlslaMoved by compassion, Bodhisattvas take the vow to liberate all sentient beings. Then by overcoming their self-centered outlook, they engage eagerly and continuously in the very difficult practices of accumulating merit and insight. Having entered into this practice, they will certainly complete the collection of merit and insight.

Accomplishing the accumulation of merit and insight is like having omniscience itself in the palm of your hand. Therefore, since compassion is the only root of the omniscience of the Buddhas, you should become familiar with this practice from the very beginning.

―Kamalashila

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 Only Root

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2015年01月6日 (週二) 1:35 AM 寫道﹕

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  2. Dharma fool says:

    “Then by overcoming their self-centered outlook, they engage eagerly and continuously in the very difficult practices of accumulating merit and insight.” These practices are very difficult because our karmic formations and our false self are urging us exactly in the wrong direction. The point is if we resolve to follow that which benefits, then even when we fall short, we are still on the Path and cannot help succeed in the full measure of time. The game is rigged — in our favor, for a change!

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