It is as if bodhi lay in the palm of one’s own right hand.

From the Bodhisambhara Sastra
By Nagarjuna

046
Where, to benefit beings and make them happy,
One would endure even the sufferings of the great hells,
How much the more the other lesser sufferings,
It is as if bodhi lay in the palm of one’s own right hand.

047
Where whatever one does, it is not for one’s self,
But solely to benefit beings and make them happy—
Because this all arises from the great compassion,
It is as if bodhi lay in the palm of one’s own right hand.

048
Where wisdom is such that one abandons frivolous discourse,
Where vigor is such that one abandons indolence,
And where giving is such that one abandons miserliness,
It is as if bodhi lay in the palm of one’s own right hand.

049
Where meditation is such that one is free of reliances or ideation,
Where morality is such that its practice is perfect and unmixed,
And where patience is such that one realizes non-production,
It is as if bodhi lay in the palm of one’s own right hand.

~

SOURCE : Guide to The Bodhisattva Path

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