Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Devotion, Wisdom, Samadhi, and Compassion

Book coverJust as a precious jewel, the sky, and water are by nature pure, likewise the tathagatagarbha or dharmadhatu is by nature always free from the defilement of the mental poisons and thus utterly pure. Whereas this is the meaning of the essence, the cause that completely purifies the adventitious defilements consists of devotion towards the Mahayana Dharma, of highest discriminative or analytical wisdom realizing the non-existence of a self, of limitless samadhi endowed with bliss, and of great compassion focusing on sentient beings as its point of reference. The realization arising from these [purifying causes] is to be known as enlightenment.

From Buddha Nature: The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra with Commentary, by Arya Maitreya,  page 119


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