The Birthplace of Bodhisattvas

-The definitive aspiration for enlightenment is the birthplace of Bodhisattvas, as they are born in the house of Buddhahood.

Faith is the birthplace of Bodhisattvas, as they are born in the house of wise teachers.

The stages of enlightenment are the birthplace of Bodhisattvas, as they are born in the house of transcendent practices.

Great vows are the birthplace of Bodhisattvas, as they are born in the house of sublime actions.

Great compassion is the birthplace of Bodhisattvas, as they are born in the house of generosity, kindness, altruism, and cooperation.

Contemplation and observation according to truth are the birthplaces of Bodhisattvas, as they are born in the house of transcendent knowledge.

The great vehicle of universal enlightenment is the birthplace of Bodhisattvas, as they are born in the house of skill in means of liberation.

Edifying sentient beings is the birthplace of Bodhisattvas, as they are born in the house of Buddhahood.

Knowledge, wisdom, and skill in means are the birthplace of Bodhisattvas, as they are born in the house of acceptance of the non-origination of phenomena.

Acting on all truths is the birthplace of Bodhisattvas, as they are born in the house of all Enlightened Ones of past, present, and future.

—Maitreya, Avatamsaka 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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