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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Bodhichitta

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    ModeratorTN
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       Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Bodhichitta

    “Only those souls with a profound grasp of sunyata and karuna, the voidness of
    all and the fullness of compassion, will awaken the Bodhichitta, the seed of the
    Bodhisattva.”  — Aquarian Almanac

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    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      April 28, 2018 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Bodhichitta

      Love and charity are but the law of our being, and the violation of
      the law is always attended by suffering. — D. K. MAVALANKAR


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      April 29, 2018 Theme for Contemplation: Bodhichitta

      Reverence the Oath. — PYTHAGORAS


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      April 30, 2018 Theme for Contemplation: Bodhichitta

      Let us, then, free from hate, live happily among those who hate;
      among people who hate let us dwell free from hate. — BUDDHA

      • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by ModeratorTN.

    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      May 1, 2018 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Bodhichitta

      To make our will strong we must have fewer desires. Let those be high,
      pure, and altruistic; they will give us strong will. — W. Q. JUDGE


    • Olga
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      Olga

      Bodhi (Pali) is used to express the lofty knowledge of an ascetic, and the stage of enlightenment.
      The meaning of citta (Pali) is best understood when explaining it by expressions familiar to us, as: with all my heart; heart and soul; I have no heart to do it; all of which emphasize the emotional & conative side or ” thought ” more than its mental & rational side (for which see manas & viññāṇa).
      Let a wise man watch his thinking. The mind moves with extreme subtlety and is not noticed. It seizes whatever it desires. To watch the mind is conducive to happiness. (Dhammapada, Chittavaggo,36)


      • Gerry Kiffe
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        Gerry Kiffe

        Thank you for that Olga, that is a very helpful explanation. Would Wisdom Heart be a worthwhile translation into English?


        • Olga
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          Olga

          Yes, I think, it is.


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      May 2, 2018 Theme for Contemplation: Bodhichitta

      Self-knowlege is unattainable by what men usually
      call ‘self-analysis’. — Aquarian Axioms


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      May 3, 2018 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Bodhichitta

      Let thy Soul lend its ear to every cry of pain like as the lotus bares its
      heart to drink the morning sun. — THE VOICE OF THE SILENCE


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      May 4, 2018 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Bodhichitta

      The great secret of morals is love; or a going out of our own natures and an
      identification of ourselves with the beautiful which exists in thought, action, or
      person, not our own. — PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

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