Bodhicitta - Atomic Power

Bodhicitta is a spontaneous wish to attain enlightenment motivated by great compassion for all sentient beings, accompanied by a falling away of the attachment to the illusion of an inherently existing self.


Bodhicitta " is like atomic energy to transform your mind." 


Bodhicitta is powerful.  Meditating upon the well being of others, our responsibility in our community, and the interdependence of everything in the universe can eliminate our selfish tendencies and the suffering that results from a self-centered point of view.  Lama Thubten Yeshe says Bodhicitta " is like atomic energy to transform your mind." 

Metta, meditating for the well being of self and others, is a good introduction to Bodhicitta, but Bodhicitta is much more than wishing others well. It includes a personal responsibility for the world we see around us.  It is the union of interdependence and compassion.

May all beings be happy.
May all beings be well.
May al beings be safe.
May all beings be peaceful and at ease 

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