Aspirational & Actualizing Bodhichitta

This is the summarised extract of what I have read from one the teachings by a renowned Tibetan teacher on the four immeasurables (tsedmed shi).

longchenpaLongchenpa who was a Tibetan teacher in the thirteenth century explained that the entire conduct of the bodhisattva can be summarized into two aspects of aspirational bodhichitta and actualizing bodhichitta. He went on to explain that the aspirational bodhichitta is actually based on the Four Immeasurables of Immeasurable Love, Immeasurable Compassion, Immeasurable Joy, and Immeasurable Equanimity.

Through the deligent practice of these four immeasurables, it is possible to become the cause of the actualized bodhichitta.

About TYW

I am Tenzin from Devon in England but I am originally from Bhutan. It is a small country in the Himalayas. Famously known as the Land of Gross National Happiness. Tashi Delek!
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