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 +====== Bodhichitta (Bringing Forth the Bodhi Resolve) ======
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 +[[Bodhi Resolve]], ([[bringing forth]])
 +
 +
 +'​[[Bringing forth]] the [[Bodhi Resolve]]'​ means generating a [[True]] intention in your
 +[[Mind]] to [[become]] [[enlighten]]ed. That intention is a seed that can grow to create
 +a [[Buddha]]. [[Bringing forth]] the [[Bodhi Resolve]] is the beginning of the [[Path]] to
 +[[Enlightenment]].
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 +"When you have your [[First]] [[thought]] of [[Faith]] ([[Shradha]]) in the [[Buddha]], that's bringing
 +forth the [[Bodhi Resolve]].
 +
 +"To want to [[cultivate]] is called [[bringing forth]] the [[Bodhi Resolve]].
 +
 +"​[[Bringing forth]] the [[Bodhi Resolve]] is simply [[benefit]]ting others more than your[[self]]. ​
 +Not having [[self]]ish [[thought]]s of [[benefit]]ting one[[self]] is [[bringing forth]] the [[Bodhi]]
 +[[Resolve]]."​
 +
 +([[FAS]] Ch17 2-3)
 +
 +"The [[Bodhi Resolve]] arises when, during the course of one's [[Cultivation]],​ one
 +is most [[Single Mind]]ed. One [[become]]s a [[Buddha]] right here in the [[World]], and it
 +may occur at any [[time]] throughout several [[Hundred]]s of [[Thousand]]s of [[Myriad]]s of
 +a[[eon]]s. [[Shakyamuni]] [[Buddha]] [[cultivate]]d for [[Three]] [[Great]] [[Asankhyeya]] (see entry)
 +[[Kalpa]]s. And how long is an [[Asankhyeya]] [[Kalpa]]? It can only be described as a
 +limitless length of [[time]]. . . . That means that [[Shakyamuni]] [[Buddha]] [[cultivate]]d
 +for [[Three]] limitlessly vast expanses of [[time]].
 +
 +"​Therefore,​ in the [[Flower Adornment Sutra]] we are told how at the [[time]] of
 +[[First]] [[bringing forth]] the [[Resolve]],​ one [[Realize]]s [[Proper]] and [[Equal]]
 +[[Enlightenment]]. ([[AnuttaraSamyakSamBodhi]]) When one is [[Single Mind]]ed to the utmost, ​
 +the [[Bodhi Resolve]] suddenly comes forth, and one [[become]]s a [[Buddha]]. I
 +t can also happen in one's [[Mind]] in the course of walking the [[Path]] of [[Bodhi]]. In 
 +[[Cultivating]] the [[Six]] [[Paramita]]s (see entry) and the [[Myriad]] [[practice]]s,​ one is also 
 +[[bringing forth]] the [[Bodhi Resolve]]. When one is [[Non-Retreating]] ([[Avaivartika]]) to the 
 +point that one would never turn back, one is also [[bringing forth]] the [[Bodhi Resolve]]. By 
 +[[being]] [[vigor]]ous day and [[night]], one is also [[bringing forth]] the [[Bodhi Resolve]]. For
 +example, those who live at the [[Way Place]] here do Morning [[recitation]],​ work
 +all day long, and then when evening comes, they [[forget]] about [[sleep]]-even
 +after working so hard all day long. That's all part of [[bringing forth]] the
 +[[Bodhi Resolve]]. Therefore, you should all be attentive and not reject these
 +aspects of [[bringing forth]] the [[Bodhi Resolve]]-don'​t neglect them. Use whatever
 +skill you have in [[Cultivation]],​ and consider the [[Bodhi Resolve]] to be your
 +[[person]]al responsibility and your responsibility toward others. In that [[way]],
 +you will be [[vigor]]ous in your work. That is how one can be a superior and
 +lofty [[person]]."​ ([[FAS]] Ch5 178-179).
 +
 +"​[[Good]] man, the [[Bodhi Resolve]] brings to [[Realization]] [[infinite]] [[Merit]] and
 +[[virtue]]. . . . You should know that it is entirely [[Equal]] to all the [[Merit]] and
 +[[virtue]] of all [[Buddha Dharma]]s. Why? It is because the [[Bodhi Resolve]] produces
 +all [[Bodhisattva]] [[Conduct]]. It is because the [[Tathagata]]s of the [[Three]] periods
 +of [[time]] are born from the [[Bodhi Resolve]]. Therefore, [[good]] man, if there are
 +those who have brought forth the [[Resolve]] for [[AnuttaraSamyakSamBodhi]],​ they
 +have al[[read]]y given [[birth]] to [[infinite]] [[Merit]] and [[virtue]] and are [[Universal]]ly
 +able to collect themselves and remain on the [[Path]] of All-[[Wisdom]]."​
 +
 +([[EDR]] VIII 77-78)
 +
 +All [[Buddha]]s take a [[Heart]] of [[Great Compassion]] as their [[substance]]. Because of
 +[[living being]]s, they gave rise to [[Great Compassion]]. Because of [[Great]]
 +[[compassion]],​ they brought forth the [[Bodhi]]-[[Resolve]]. Because of the [[Bodhi]]
 +[[Resolve]],​ they [[Realize]]d the [[Proper]] and [[Equal]] [[Enlightenment]]. ([[UW]])
 +
 +1) [[Chinese]]:​ Fa [[Pu ti]] Xin , 2) [[Sanskrit]]:​ [[Bodhichitta]],​ [[Bodhi]]cittot[[pada]],​ 3) [[Pali]] --, 4) Alternate
 +Translations:​ [[giving]] rise to-generating-developing the [[Bodhi]]-[[Mind]],​
 +developing [[Bodhi]] in one's [[Heart]], setting the [[Mind]] on [[Bodhi]], developing the
 +[[thought]] of [[Enlightenment]],​ the [[mental]] attitude which aspires to [[Buddhahood]].
 +
 +[[See Also]]: *[[Bodhi]], [[Bodhisattva]]*.
 +
 +[[BTTS References]]:​ "Essay on Exhortation to Bring Forth the [[Bodhi Resolve]]"​
 +[[BTTS]] in press; [[FAS]] Ch5, Ch17; [[EDR]] VIII.
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 +===== Generating Special Bodhichitta =====
 +
 +Generating [[Special Bodhichitta]] - [[Bringing Forth the Bodhi Resolve]]
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 +For the sake of all [[Mother sentient being]]s, I shall quickly and more quickly actualize the [[Guru Deity]]’s [[primordial state]] of [[Buddhahood]] in this very [[lifetime]]. 1  ​
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 +I shall [[liberate]] all [[Mother sentient being]]s from [[suffering]] and lead them to the [[Great Bliss]] of [[Buddhahood]]. For this purpose I am going to [[practice]] the [[profound]] [[Path]] of [[Guru Deity Yoga]].
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 +(both verses 3x)
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 +===== See Also =====
 +
 +[[Bodhi]] [32] - see also [[enlightenment]],​ [[Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi]] ([[Anuttarasamyaksambodhi]]),​ [[Bodhi]], [[Nirvana]],​ [[Moksha]], [[liberation]]
 +
 +[[Bodhichitta]] ([[Bodhicitta]] or [[Bodhi Resolve]]), ([[bringing forth]]) [34] - see also [[Bodhi]] [[enlightenment]],​ [[Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi]] ([[Anuttarasamyaksambodhi]]),​ [[Bodhi]], [[Bodhisattva Vows]], [[Brahma Net Sutra]], [[Generating Special Bodhichitta]]
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 +[[Bodhichitta Vivarana]] - see also [[Bodhichittavivarana]] and [[Bodhicittavivarana]] by [[Arya]] [[Bhikshu]] [[Nagarjuna]] of [[Nalanda Monastery]]
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 +[[Bodhisattva]] - see also [[Bodhisattva Vows]], [[Rite of Remedy for Bodhisattva Vow Downfalls]],​ [[Bodhichitta]],​ [[Mahayana]];​ [[Avalokiteshvara]] ([[Objectless Compassion]],​ [[Lokeshvara]],​ [[Guanyin]],​ [[Guan Yin]], [[Guan Shih Yin]] [[Kwanyin]] [[Gwanyin]],​ [[Mahakala]],​ [[Hayagriva]],​ [[Tara]], [[White Umbrella Goddess]], [[Shitata Patra]], [[She Dan Do Bo Da La]], [[Rasavajra]]);​ [[Manjushri]] ([[Yamantaka]],​ [[Kalarupa]],​ [[Stainless Wisdom]]); [[Vajrapani]] ([[Lord of Secrets]], [[Shaptavajra]] or [[Shabdhavajra]]);​ [[Samantabhadra]] ([[Universal Worthy]]); [[Ksitigarbha]] ([[Di Zang]], [[Di Zang Wang Pu Sa]], [[Kshitigarbha]],​ [[Earth Store]], [[Great Vows Bodhisattva]],​ [[Rupavajra]]);​ [[Maitreya]] ([[Ajita]], [[Big Belly Buddha]]); [[Mahabala]] ([[Great Strength Bodhisattva]],​ [[Mahastamaprapta]]),​ [[Akashagarbha]] ([[Khagarbha]] or [[Khamgarbha]],​ [[Gandhavajra]]),​ [[Pandaravasini]],​ [[Achala]], [[Aparajita]],​ [[Mamamaki]],​ [[Lochana]],​ [[Sarva-Nivarana-Viskambhini]],​ [[Amritakundali]] ([[Sparshavajra]]),​ [[Takkiraja]],​ [[Niladanda]],​ [[Ushnishachakravartin]] ([[Ushnisha Chakra Vartin]]), [[Sumbharajas]]
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 +[[Bodhisattvacharyavatara]] by [[Arya]] [[Bhikshu]] [[Shantideva]] of [[Nalanda Monastery]] ([[Bodhisattva Charya Vatara]] or [[Bodhisattvacaryavatara]])
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 +[[Bodhisattva Vows]], [[Rite of Remedy for Bodhisattva Vow Downfalls]],​ [[Bodhichitta]],​ [[Bodhisattva Root Downfall]], [[Brahma Net Sutra]]
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 +===== First Ground Bodhisattva =====
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 +[[wp>​Buddhist Terms and Concepts]]
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 +http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Buddhist_terms_and_concepts
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 +Chapter 14
 +Entering the Great Path
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 +The path of [[Small Scope]] ([[Hinayana]] or [[Theravada]]) is the means to [[liberate]] oneself from the [[suffering]] of the [[three lower realms]]. The path of [[Medium Scope]] is the means to [[liberate]] oneself from all [[suffering]] of [[cyclic existence]] ([[samsara]]). Together they include teachings on [[impermanence]],​ the [[suffering]] of beings caught in [[cyclic existence]] ([[samsara]]),​ and the manner in which [[cyclic existence]] perpetuates [[suffering]]. Thus the [[paths]] of small and [[Medium Scope]] lead to the [[attain]]ment of [[renunciation]]. They are also the foundation for the [[practice]] and [[realization]] of the third path, the path of [[Great Scope]], and therefore are [[practice]]s common to those engaging in the [[Great Scope]]. The explanation of the path of [[Great Scope]] contains the special teachings specific to the [[practice]] of the [[Great Vehicle]], the [[Mahayana]] stream of [[Buddhism]].
 + 
 +All the [[practice]]s of the [[paths]] of [[Small Scope]] and [[Medium Scope]], such as [[impermanence]],​ [[karma]], the [[Four Noble Truths]], [[twelve links]] ([[dependent arising]] - [[pratityasamutpada]]) and so on, are common to both the [[Lesser Vehicle]] and [[Great Vehicle]]. Whether such [[practice]]s are part of the [[Lesser Vehicle]] leading to [[Liberation]],​ or the [[Great Vehicle]] leading to [[Enlightenment]],​ depends on the [[motivation]] with which the [[practice]] is engaged. [[Concentrating]] on [[impermanence]],​ while motivated by [[renunciation]] of [[cyclic existence]] ([[samsara]]) and the [[aspiration]] for [[Liberation]],​ is a [[practice]] of the [[Lesser Vehicle]]. [[Concentrating]] on the same object, while motivated by the [[aspiration]] to [[attain]] [[Enlightenment]] in order to free all [[living beings]] from [[cyclic existence]] ([[samsara]]),​ is a [[practice]] of the [[Great Vehicle]]. Whatever [[Dharma]] [[practice]] you engage in, even [[Vajrayana]] [[practice]]s such as [[visualizing]] [[deities]] and [[reciting]] [[mantras]],​ if motivated only by [[renunciation]] is part of the [[Lesser Vehicle]], and will only result in [[Liberation]] ([[nirvana]]). Any [[practice]] undertaken with the [[Bodhichitta]] [[motivation]],​ wishing to escape from [[cyclic existence]] ([[samsara]]) and [[attain]] [[Buddhahood]] for the sake of all beings, is a [[practice]] of the [[Great Vehicle]].
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 +[[Bodhichitta]] is the main [[practice]] of the [[Great Vehicle]], [[Mahayana]] [[Buddhism]],​ and is the essential point of the [[Buddha]]'​s teachings.
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