20 May 2013

Contemplation: Rejoice in Virtue

After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take the following as your object of contemplation:

With joy I celebrate
The virtue that relieves all beings
From the sorrows of the states of loss,
And places those who languish in the realms of bliss.

And I rejoice in virtue that creates the cause
Of gaining the enlightened state,
And celebrate the freedom won
By living beings from the round of pain.

And in the buddhahood of the protectors I delight
And in the stages of the buddhas' offspring.
Santideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva, p. 49

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