The heirs of the Buddha undergo great austerities and all injuries inflicted by others —not from inability, not from fear, and not from desire for benefit.
Unexcelled tolerance exalts all beings in the three enlightenments, and patience fully integrated with non-dual wisdom remains inexhaustible in the world.
As long as consciousness does not see that subject-object distinctions are simply forms of consciousness, attachment to twofold grasping [to individual and phenomenal existence] will never cease.
Generosity is the art of non-attachment to objects.
Discipline is the art of controlling distractions.
Patience is the art of not forsaking beings.
Effort is the art of increasing virtue.
Contemplation and wisdom are the arts of purifying obscurations.
—Vasubandhu, Commentary on the Mahayanasutralamkara
From generosity obtains perfect wealth;
from morality, perfect physique;
from patience, perfect companions;
from diligence, perfect effort;
from concentration, freedom from afflictions;
from wisdom, unerring accomplishment.
—Vasubandhu, commentary on the Mahayanasutralamkara
Afflicted emotions are harmful and empty.
Because they are harmful, we are determined to gain freedom from them.
Because they are empty, it is possible to be free of them.
—Kyabje Tashi Norbu Rinpoche, explaining a commentary by Sthiramati
Since innumerable human beings attain enlightenment at every moment, we should not sink into despair.
There are three reasons why despair is improper: because human beings attain enlightenment, because they continually attain it, and because innumerable beings attain it.
The wisdom of the sameness of all beings is immaculate due to the purity of equalizing self and other. immersed in unrestricted peace, it is called the Wisdom of Equality.
The Wisdom of Equality is always accompanied by great love and compassion, and manifests the forms of the Buddha to beings according to their faith.