The_Bodhisattva_Ideal

The_Bodhisattva_Ideal - The Bodhisattva Ideal * This simple...

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The Bodhisattva Ideal * This simple and eloquent passage describes all the moral qualities ofthe bodhisattva. It comes from II text, the "Grellt Story» ofthe Buddha, which is II trllnsition from Therllvada to MahllYllnll. 33 They are Bodhisattvas who live on from life to life in the possession of manifold good qualities. They are Bodhisattvas who have won the mastery over karma, and made their deeds renowned through their accumulation of merit. They are resolute and valiant, intent on endurance, trustworthy, upright and sincere. They are generous, firm, gentle, tender, patient, whole and tranquil of heart, difficult to over- come and defeat, intent on what is real, charita- ble, and faithful to their promises. They are intelligent, brilliantly intelligent, gifted with insight, and not given to gratification of sensual desires. They are devoted to the highest good. They win converts by the means of sympathetic appeal. They are pure in conduct and clean of hean,
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