Sunday, June 30, 2013

Infinite Altruism 菩提心

Shinran, a Japanese famous Buddhist monk, seems to have said, "The purpose of our life is to get salvation through the benevolence of Amitābha", but salvation is supposed to give instead of getting. The most important theme in real Buddhism is to master and practice Bodhicitta, infinite altruism or compassion for the benefit of all sentient beings. It is ironical that we will suffer if we desire salvation for our benefits, and we will be happy if we practice compassion for salvation of others.