"Words are things, and a small drop of
falling like dew, upon the thought produces
that which makes
millions of people
All the great mystics of all the great schools of thought
experienced mortification of the flesh.
Fasting traditionally presaged
a great spiritual struggle.
Siddhartha Gautama fasted eating only the
seeds of the cannabis plant.
He sat under a tree for 40 days and 40
nights swearing he would not move until he found what he was searching for.
Accordingly, Mara - "The evil one" - tried to make Gautama give up his
At the end of 40 days he experienced - nirvana - literally, the
"blowing out" of the flame of desire and the negation of suffering.
From then on he was known as Buddha or "enlightened
He preached and taught about the meaning of life and his way to
He founded the Sangha - an order of monks.
By the time
he died 45 years later, many thousands had adopted his teachings.
consider the positions of kings
and rulers as that of dust motes.
treasures of gold and gems as
so many bricks and pebbles.
I look upon the finest silken robes as
I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of
fruit, and the greatest lake in India as a drop of oil on my foot.
perceive the teachings of
the world to be the
illusion of magicians.
the highest conception of
emancipation as a golden brocade in a dream, and view the
holy path of the
illuminated ones as vision flowers.
I see meditation as a pillar of a
mountain, Nirvana as a daydream.
I look upon the judgement of right and
wrong as the serpentine dance of a
dragon, and the rise and fall of
beliefs as but traces left by the four seasons."
According to many
traditions within Mahāyāna Buddhism, on the way to becoming a Buddha,
a bodhisattva proceeds through ten grounds or bhūmis.
bhūmis and their descriptions according to the Avataṃsaka Sūtra
and The Jewel Ornament of Liberation, a treatise by Gampopa, an influential
teacher of the Tibetan Kagyu school.
Before a bodhisattva arrives at
the first ground, he or she first must travel the first two of the five
the path of accumulation
the path of
The ten grounds of the bodhisattva then can be grouped into
the next three paths
bhūmi 1 the path of insight
bhūmis 2-7 the path of meditation
bhūmis 8-10 the path of no
The chapter of ten grounds in the Avataṃsaka
Sūtra refers to 52 stages.
The 10 grounds are:
Great Joy: It is said that being close to
and seeing the benefit for all sentient beings, one achieves
great joy, hence the name.
this bhūmi the bodhisattvas practice all perfections
(pāramitās), but especially emphasizing generosity
Stainless: In accomplishing the
second bhūmi, the bodhisattva is free from
the stains of
immorality, therefore, this bhūmi is named "stainless".
emphasized perfection is moral
third bhūmi is named "luminous", because, for a bodhisattva who
accomplishes this bhūmi,
the light of Dharma is said
to radiate for others from the bodhisattva.
perfection is patience
Radiant: This bhūmi
is called "radiant", because it is said to be like a radiating light that fully
burns that which opposes enlightenment.
The emphasized perfection is
Bodhisattvas who attain this bhūmi strive to help sentient beings attain
maturity, and do not become emotionally involved when such beings respond
negatively, both of which are difficult to do.
perfection is meditative
Transcendent: By depending on the perfection of wisdom, [the
bodhisattva] does not abide in either saṃsāra or nirvāṇa,
so this state is "obviously
The emphasized perfection is wisdom
Gone Afar: Particular
emphasis is on the perfection of skillful means (upāya), to help
The emphasized virtue is aspiration.
This, the "immovable"
bhūmi, is the bhūmi at which
one becomes able to
choose his place of rebirth.
material grasping is transmuted into clear-sighted compassion.
Cloud of Dharma:
Emphasized virtue is the practice of
After the ten bhūmis, according to
Mahāyāna Buddhism, one attains complete
and becomes a Buddha.
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