Thursday, October 1, 2009

Enlightenment Delayed

"I shall not be eager to reach
Enlightenment in the quickest way,
But shall stay behind till the very end,
For the sake of a single being."

A bodhisattva does not enter the enlightenment of cessation, but remains in the world to help others.  They are able to both remain in the world and attain complete enlightenment because they attain an enlightenment that makes no distinction between samsara and nirvana. 

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