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These are the video commentaries on Chapter 1 — The Excellence of Bodhichitta. If you have trouble viewing the playlist on mobile devices, you can also see them directly in YouTube here. Below are the playlists of all the original English and translated audio files for this chapter. There is also a list of transcripts from each teaching and other supporting material. You need to a member of the archive to view these extra materials.

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With devotion I pay homage to the buddhas gone to bliss, To their Dharma body, noble heirs and all worthy of respect. Therefore I do not expect this to be of much use to others, And write it only to acquaint it to my mind. Through this, my faith will be strengthened for a while, And I will grow more accustomed to what is virtuous. Then should others, somehow equal to myself in fortune, Chance upon these words, they might find them beneficial.

This free and well-favoured human form is difficult to obtain. All ordinary virtues therefore are forever feeble, Whilst negativity is strong and difficult to bear— But for the mind intent on perfect buddhahood, What other virtue could ever overcome it? Contemplating wisely throughout the ages, The mighty buddhas have seen its great benefit: That it helps the boundless multitude of beings Easily to gain the highest states of bliss. Thus whoever longs for freedom from conditioned states Should grasp this precious bodhicitta and guard it well.

All other virtues are like the plantain tree: They bear their fruit, and then they are no more. Yet constantly the marvellous tree of bodhicitta Yields fruit and, undiminished, grows forevermore. Just like a great inferno at the ends of time, It annihilates terrible misdeeds in but an instant. Thus its benefits are vast beyond all measuring, As the wise Lord Maitreya explained to Sudhana. Just as one understands the difference Between wishing to go and setting out upon a journey, The wise should understand these two, Recognizing their difference and their order.

From the moment we genuinely take up This irreversible attitude— The mind that aspires to liberate entirely The infinite realms of beings,. From then on, even while asleep, Or during moments of inattention, A plentiful, unceasing force of merit Will arise, equal to the vastness of the sky.

If boundless merit comes to anyone who, With the intention to be of benefit, Has the thought simply to relieve the pain Of those afflicted merely with a headache,. Do even our fathers or our mothers Have such beneficence as this? Do the gods or the great sages?

If these beings have never before Held this aspiration for their own sake— Not even in their dreams—how could They have made this wish for others?

A thought such as this—wanting for others What they do not wish for even for themselves— Is an extraordinary and precious state of mind, And its occurrence a marvel unlike any other!

This source of joy for all who wander in existence, This elixir that heals the sufferings of all beings, This priceless jewel within the mind— How could such merit ever be evaluated? For if the simple wish to benefit others Surpasses offerings made before the buddhas, What need is there to mention striving For the welfare of all without exception?

Although seeking to avoid pain, They run headlong into suffering. They long for happiness, but foolishly Destroy it, as if it were their enemy. To bring an end as well to their delusion— What other virtue is comparable to this? What friend is there who does as much? What else is there which is as meritorious? If even those who do good deeds as repayment For past favours are worthy of some praise, What need is there to mention the bodhisattvas, Whose perfect actions are carried out unbidden?

There are those who offer meals occasionally, and to just a few; Their gifts, which are no more than food, are made in just a moment, And with disrespect, to bring nourishment for merely half a day— And yet such people are honoured by the world as virtuous. Yet how does this compare to those who give Over many ages and to the whole infinity of beings, Constantly offering them the fulfilment of their every wish: The unsurpassable happiness born of blissful buddhahood? By contrast, to look upon them well, Will yield benefits in still greater measure.

I bow down before all those in whom This most precious, sacred mind is born! I take refuge in those great sources of joy Who bring bliss even to those who harm them. Next Chapter. If you find this site useful, please consider helping us to achieve our goal of translating more classic works from the Buddhist tradition and making them freely available.

Painted by Salga. Chapter 1 — The Benefits of Bodhicitta With devotion I pay homage to the buddhas gone to bliss, To their Dharma body, noble heirs and all worthy of respect.

From the moment we genuinely take up This irreversible attitude— The mind that aspires to liberate entirely The infinite realms of beings, From then on, even while asleep, Or during moments of inattention, A plentiful, unceasing force of merit Will arise, equal to the vastness of the sky. Translated by Adam Pearcey, Please support us on Patreon.

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Bodhicharyavatara - About this course

The online teachings on chapters 1—6 of this classic text were given in We hope that Rinpoche will again continue these teachings very soon. In the meantime, all the videos and materials collected so far are here, freely available for individual or group study. A new teaching will be published online approximately once in every two weeks. We will also share and study the complete commentary that Rinpoche has given on the text through his teaching on Bodhicharyavatara over many years.

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With devotion I pay homage to the buddhas gone to bliss, To their Dharma body, noble heirs and all worthy of respect. Therefore I do not expect this to be of much use to others, And write it only to acquaint it to my mind. Through this, my faith will be strengthened for a while, And I will grow more accustomed to what is virtuous. Then should others, somehow equal to myself in fortune, Chance upon these words, they might find them beneficial.

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Bodhisattvacharyavatara Skt. This text presents a progressive path to the development of bodhicitta, by focusing on the six paramitas. This text is highly esteemed in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It is included among core curriculum in most Tibetan Buddhist study colleges.

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