Sunday, 16 October 2016


Enlightened mind (Skt. Bodhichitta. / Tib. Changchub kyi sem).

The wish to reach enlightenment for the good of all beings is the basis for the Great Way and the Diamond Way.

The enlightened mind has two aspects:
- the conditioned, or relative,
- absolute.

In the conditioned aspect, enlightened mind consists of this wish, accompanied by perfecting oneself through the Six Liberating Actions for the benefit of all beings.

The ultimate or absolute enlightened mind recognizes the inseparability of emptiness and compassion. This leads to spontaneous and effortless activity, which is beyond any concept or hesistation because subject, object, and action are no longer experienced as separate from each other.

The enlightened mind is the attitude of bodhisattva, the enlightened attitude.

-- Quoted from 'Buddha & Love' by Lama Ole Nydahl.

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