- Without practising the Bodhisattva Path, one will not be
enlightened. One attains enlightenment by practising the Bodhisattva Path.
- What is a Bodhisattva?
"Bodhisattva" means "having feelings and awakened". Human beings are
sentient beings because they have feelings. Sentient beings having awakened is called
"having feelings and awakened". When we are learning to be Bodhisattvas, we need
to constantly maintain our brightness and awareness, and widely practise the Bodhisattva
Path. That is called "awakening other sentient beings".
- The Bodhisattva Path is the
Enlightenment Path. To follow the Bodhisattva Path, one first has to aspire for
enlightenment for oneself and for all beings. Having this aspiration, one needs to
cultivate and attain enlightenment. It is only when one is enlightened that all his
thoughts and actions can be considered to be on the Bodhisattva Path.
- Because all Buddhas and
Bodhisattvas posses great compassion, learning Buddhism means learning and practising the
great compassion of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.