THE PATH TO BUDHAHOOD Through countless hundreds of ordeals and countless gatherings of virtue, destroying countless obscurations over immeasurable periods of time, transcendent superknowledges (the unmistaken knowledge of all phenomena as suffering, impermanent, empty, and selfless) is attained: unspoiled by any obscuration, it is celebrated as buddhahood, like a casket of jewels thrown open. Having … Continue reading Buddhahood resembles an inexhaustible mine of jewels
Through arduous effort and single-minded worship and reverence, one’s mind is transformed by the Christ's power, so that one acquires the Christ's wisdom. This realization of unconditional humility [‘trust’, i.e. self-abandonment] is not a union of our minds and the Buddha’s [Christ is another name for Buddha Maitreya] mind brought about through a gradual deepening … Continue reading The salvific power of the Christ
Maitreya's great personal influence was due to his singularly amiable character, which made him beloved of all his friends and acquaintances.... He offered, in the gentlest and most persuasive form, a simple and attractive teaching...which offered salvation to those who could justify themselves neither by learning nor by good works.
The brave bodhisattva's messianic resolve For beings consists both of the desire for Pleasant results for them in future lives and Of the desire to get them engaged in virtue just in this life, As well as of the desire for perfect enlightenment; On all stages, the resolve is progressively pure. ... These geniuses, on … Continue reading Messianic resolve of the bodhisattvas