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Bodhisattva activity ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

If we have a headache, of course we want to cure it. There is nothing special in that mind. If we want to cure the headache of somebody else, that compassionate wish creates a lot of merit, and the wish to cure the headaches of many beings creates much more merit. Thinking in hundreds, we accumulate much more merit. If, like a bodhisattva, we wished to cure the headache of every single sentient being, then the merit created would be incalculable.

This is just considering one small discomfort, a headache. A bodhisattva wants to cure all sentient beings not just of one headache or of all headaches but of all physical and mental sufferings entirely. Seeing the depth of misery that all beings are sunk in, the bodhisattvaโ€™s goal is relief from even the tiniest suffering, and of course that means relief from all the great sufferings, including the suffering of the hell beings, hungry ghosts and animals.

Because the number is infinite, the merit is infinite. All bodhisattvas are working tirelessly to help all sentient beings realize their full potential and gain boundless happiness and full enlightenment.

Is it any wonder that at every moment a bodhisattva creates infinite merit?

~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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(Posted by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, Facebook, 13 April 2023)

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