The Journey of the Bodhisattva

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Lesson

A bodhisattva is an enlightened one who, out of compassion, forgoes nirvana in order to save others.

Outline

The Emergence of the “Great Vehicle”

Part 3
 

III. The Journey of the Bodhisattva

A. Introduction

B. Charting the Course of the Journey

1. Six Perfections

a. giving (dāna)

b. morality (śīla)

c. patience (kşānti)

d. vigor (vīrya)

e. meditation (dhyāna)

f. wisdom (prajñā)

added later to correspond to the Ten Stages:

g. skillful means

h. vows

i. power

j. omniscient knowledge

2. The Ten Stages

a. Joy

b. Purity

c. luminosity

d. radiance

e. difficult to conquer

f. face-to-face

g. going far

h. immovable

i. good insight

j. Dharma cloud

3. Celestial Bodhisattvas

a. Maitreya

i. Future Buddha

ii. Bodhisattva of power

iii. marks of identification

b. Mañjuśrī

i. Prince of Dharma

ii. Bodhisattva of wisdom

iii. marks of identification

c. Avalokiteśvara

i. Enlightened eye

ii. marks of identification

iii. Bodhisattva of compassion



Terms to know from this lecture:

Six Perfections
Ten Stages
Maitreya
Mañjuśrī
Avalokiteśvara

Duration

57 min

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