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Buddham Sharanam Gachchami By Hariharan I The Three Jewels Of Buddhism

Buddham Sharanam Gachchami By Hariharan I The Three Jewels Of Buddhism

Bodhicitta

Bodhicitta is a mind (including thought, action, feeling and speech) totally dedicated to others and to achieving full enlightenment in order to benefit all sentient beings as fully as possible. Bodhicitta is often called the ‘Wish Fulfilling Jewel’, because like a magic jewel it brings true happiness. There are two levels of bodhichitta:

(1) aspirational,
(2) engaged.

Aspirational bodhichitta is the complete wish to overcome our emotional afflictions and delusions to realise our full potentials to bring all fellow beings to the enlightened state free from suffering.

Aspirational Bodhicitta has two stages

1) Heartfelt wishing to become a Buddha to benefit all sentient beings.

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