By Vimuktisena, Haribhadra, Gareth Sparham

ISBN-10: 0895819945

ISBN-13: 9780895819949

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Therefore the practice of the perfection of w isdom is in fact the actual cause of the irreversible level. In the context of the eleventh production of the thought it says, [a Bodhisattva] who wants to make one single production of w holesom e thought into an inexhaustible one [should practice the perfection of wisdom]. This is because even a little w holesom e act turned over to great enlightenm ent, like a single drop of water thrown into an ocean, does not get used up within right and perfect enlight­ enm ent.

H ence those in Tusita have gone to (ita) satisfaction (tusa)— they enjoy it, live in it. Nirm ana- rati [gods] ("Those who enjoy m agically produced cre­ ation s") have the pleasure (rati) of w hat they have m agically created (nirm ana) because they sport w ith enjoyable things that thev them selves have created (nirm ita). Para-nirm itavasa-vaftin [gods] ("Those who control w hat is created by oth ers") are so called because they have control over enjoy­ able things created by others. 32 T hey are the entourage of the G reat Brahm as.

Know ledge] of the unproduced dharm a that carries them along naturally, all pass this way. Still, Bodhisattvas who have reached this level w ork uninterruptedly for others. The twenty-second, accompanied by the Dharma Body, is w here he savs that, a B odhisattva [should train in the perfection of w isdom ] if he w ants to reveal the conduct that is in accord with the way things are (t a t h a g a t a ), wants to look back with the backw ard glance of the elephant, etc. , it is the source of all activity done for the w elfare of beings.

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