10 February 2014

Contemplation: Achieving Bodhi

After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take the following as your object of contemplation:
Bodhi means the Path and Awakening. That is to say, at the time one sees the lion, that is just seeing how all conditioned dharmas, even before they are destroyed, are fundamentally still and extinct. Being apart from grasping and rejecting is just the road which flows to and enters the sea of Sarvajna (All-wisdom). Therefore, it is called the Path. To understand that from beginningless time up to now, all upside-downness, from the first, is without actuality, is called Awakening. Ultimate endowment with the Wisdom of All Modes is called achieving Bodhi.
from the Treatise on the Golden Lion by Fa-Tsang; full text provided by The City of 10,000 Buddhas here

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