Great Compassion

The compassion of Hearers and Solitary Realizers is compared to skin, the compassion of Bodhisattvas to muscle, and the great compassion of blessed Buddhas to bones and marrow.

Hearer compassion rejoices in Buddha wisdom. Bodhisattva compassion establishes bodhicitta. The great compassion of blessed Buddhas predicts beings to awakening.

The compassion of Hearers relies on love. The compassion of Bodhisattvas relies on bringing beings to maturity. The great compassion of blessed Buddhas relies on bringing them to full maturity.

The compassion of Hearers is discouraged by the effort required. The compassion of Bodhisattvas brings undertakings to completion. The compassion of blessed Buddhas brings success in all undertakings.

—Buddha Shakyamuni, The Great Compassion 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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