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 +======= Bodhisattva Yana - Bodhisattva Path - བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་དཔའི་ཐེག་པ་ =======
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 +The **[[Bodhisattva]] [[Yana]]** ([[Tib.]] [[བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་དཔའི་ཐེག་པ་]]) is the part of the [[Mahayana]] that belongs to the [[vehicle of characteristics]]. It is called the [[vehicle of Bodhisattvas]] because once it has been entered it has the power to lead someone to [[great enlightenment]],​ because its domain of experience is vast, in terms of its extensive [[skillful methods]] and its profound [[wisdom]], because it brings about benefit and happiness, in the [[higher realms]] in the short term, and ultimately at the stage of definitive good, and because it carries one to greater and greater qualities as one progresses along the [[paths and grounds]] ([[Bodhisattva Grounds]] or stages). ​
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 +It is called a [[vehicle]] of characteristics because it has all the characteristics of a path that is a direct cause for bringing about the [[ultimate fruition]], the level of [[Buddhahood]].
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 +====== Entry Point ======
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 +The [[Bodhisattva]]s practice ([[cultivate]]) on the basis of their [[wish to benefit others. They are motivated by [[Bodhichitta]],​ which has as its focus all [[sentient beings]] and is characterized by the wish to establish them all at the level of perfect [[Buddhahood]],​ free from the [[causes and effects]] of [[suffering]] and endowed with all the [[causes and effects of happiness]]. With this motivation, they take the [[Bodhisattva Vow]]s of [[Bodhichitta aspiration]] and application in the proper way, through the [[ritual]] of either the tradition of [[Profound View]] or [[Vast Conduct]]. They then observe the points of [[discipline]] concerning what should be adopted and abandoned, and heal and purify any impairments.
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 +====== View ======
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 +Concerning the basis of their path, how they determine the view, if we speak in terms of philosophical [[tenets]], the approach of [[Mind Only]] is to assert that [[outer objects]] are not real and all [[phenomena]] are but the inner mind, and to claim that the self-aware, self-knowing [[consciousness]] devoid of [[dualistic perception]] is truly real. 
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 +The approach of the [[Middle Way]] is to realize that all [[phenomena]] appear in the manner of [[dependent origination]],​ but are in reality [[emptiness]],​ beyond the [[eight extremes]] of [[conceptual elaboration]]. ​
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 +Through these approaches, on the basis of the explanation of the [[Two Truths|two levels of reality]], they realize completely the absence of any personal [[self]] or phenomenal identity.
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 +====== Meditation ======
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 +Concerning their path and how they practice [[meditation]],​ the [[Bodhisattva]]s realize and train in developing their familiarity with the [[indivisibility of the two levels of reality]], and, on the basis of the [[yogic meditation]] that unites [[shamatha]] and [[vipashyana]],​ meditate sequentially on the [[thirty-seven factors of enlightenment]] while on the [[Path of Training]]. ​
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 +====== Conduct ======
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 +They practice the [[six transcendent perfections]] for their own benefit and the [[four means of attraction]] for the sake of others.
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 +====== Results ======
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 +They attain the level of buddhahood, which is the ultimate attainment in terms of both abandonment and realization since it means abandoning all that has to be eliminated, the [[two obscurations]] including [[habitual obscurations|habitual traces]], and realizing everything that must be realized, included within the knowledge of all that there is and the knowledge of its nature. They accomplish the two types of [[Dharmakaya]] for their own benefit and the two types of [[Rupakaya]] for the benefit of others.
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 +====== Categories ======
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 +[[Category:​Yanas]]
 +[[Category:​Nine Yanas]]
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