Ambrosius80 wrote:In the end, we all save ourselves, and can't expect anyone else to do it for us.
Bodhisattvas, due to their benevolent intent, are present here to mature all beings. No father, mother or friend is so kind... Those who embody love pursue benefit and happiness with affectionate care for other beings. People do not even love themselves this much...
smcj wrote:Ambrosius80 wrote:In the end, we all save ourselves, and can't expect anyone else to do it for us.
Nobody can do it for us, we've got to do our part. But if a little help shows up here and there, are you going to turn it down just to make a point?
Faith means belief without doubt, faith in the
existence of the Buddha, of the Buddha’s Dharma
and of the bhiksu sangha; faith in the existence
of arhats, of the present world, of the next world
and of filial piety towards parents; faith in good
remuneration for good action, bad remuneration
for bad actions. If one has such faith, his mind
is serene and clear and the five hindrances are
What are the five? The first is lustful craving,
the second is hatred, the third is mental sloth, the
fourth is sports and enjoyment, the fifth is doubt.119
If a person has not removed these five hindrances,
his mind is not calm and tranquil.
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