By Thrangu Rinpoche
One of many best texts of the Mahayana culture is Shantideva's A advisor to the Bodhisattva's lifestyle. The e-book involves ten chapters which bargains with advantages of woke up brain; The Confession of unfavourable Deeds; the entire reputation of woke up brain Conscientiousness Guarding Alterness; The Perfection of persistence; The Perfection of Enthusiasm; The Perfection of Meditation; The Perfection of knowledge and commitment. The publication additionally includes notes, glossaries, and bibliography
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35. The eyes never should be directed to and fro without purpose. The vision constantly should be directed down wards as in meditation. 36. But for the purpose of resting the vision, one sometimes may look to the distance, and having seen that which is mere appearance, he may look at it for the sake ofgreeting. 37. On the road and elsewhere one sometimes may look to the four quarters in apprehension. Having rested and having turned around, he may look to the region behind. 38. After observing that one may proceed forwards, or that one may proceed backwards, having been thus enlightened, one ought to perform his duty in all circumstances.
Such dislike will naturally counteract the effect of negative karma for the future. The second remedial power is concerned with the object of one's confession. Once we understand that negative actions that ensue are the root of us being harmed. Therefore we need to confess these evil actions. The object of our confession should be outstanding or exalted. We make this confession in the presence of the Buddha and all great bodhisattvas such as Manjushri, Vajrapani, and Vajradhara and so forth. We confess 26 A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way ofLife in their presence, beseeching them to eliminate the unpleasant results of the ripening of our negative karma.
How can I escape from it? Rescue me with haste! Death will come quickly and my evil has not diminished. 34. This death is not considerate of what has been done or not done: a great, sudden thunderbolt, the killer as we rest, distrusted by the healthy and by the sick. 35. For the sake ofthat which is dear and ofthat which is not dear. I have done evil in various ways. I did not understand that all which has been done must be relinquished. 36. That which is not dear to me will not be; that which is dear to me will not be: and I will not be; and all not be.