The Bodhisattva Path: The Ten Faiths

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In the Bodhisattva Path, the first step of the practice is the Ten Faiths. In this period, there is absolute faith in the Buddha Nature, the Buddhas, the Bodhisattvas, Kwan Yin Bodhisattva, or Earth Store Bodhisattva. There is no need for practicing deep meditative concentration or supreme wisdom; we only need to awaken the inherent absolute faith in all of us. As the line from the Avatamsaka Sutra indicates: “Faith is the source, the mother of all merit.” The second period in the practice of the Bodhisattva Path is the Ten Abodes. This period is when we develop the altruistic consciousness. Meaning that as we attain some meditative power, we need to cultivate the heart of giving service to others, understanding and empathizing with others’…show more content…
This period is when the selfless consciousness unfolds, at the same time, the web of lights that connects all beings expands infinitely. The individual cultivator now assimilates with the collective whole (the boundless web that connects countless sentient beings). The sixth period in the practice of the Bodhisattva Path is the Equal Enlightenment. This stage is when the Great Bodhisattva completely awakens the power of Suchness, of the True Mind, connecting the web of affinity between living beings with the web of lights of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. The final stage in the practice of the Bodhisattva Path is the Wonderful Enlightened Buddha. In this period, all the Great Bodhisattvas embody the vows of the Great Samatabhadra Bodhisattva (Universal Worthy Bodhisattva), which is to continue the path of cultivation infinitely, to transform the karmic web of all living beings into the boundless and limitless web of lights. The seed syllable THA means the Equal Access Treasury of Suchness. Suchness is the inherent eternal nature that is neither defiled nor pure. The manifestation of Suchness is the boundless…show more content…
Ceasing All Karma. What is Karma? Karma is a field of energy formed by our actions, speech, thinking, habits, or habitual energy from our subconscious. Evil karma is all the manifestation and dynamics of any field of energy that leads to sufferings. The manifestation of any field of energy that leads to happiness is called good karma. Sealike Storehouse is a vast and deep place of storage that is as unpredictable and incalculable as the sea. The phrase “All Karma in the Sealike Storehouse” implies the Alaya consciousness, a storehouse that contains all consciousness and fields of energy. The Sealike Storehouse is a hidden place containing the power that influences our present life, at the same time, it is a place to sow the seeds for future lives. Hence, Ceasing All Karma in the Sealike Storehouse is to stop all potential of creating karma, ending the production of the fields of bad or suffering energy or the energy that create lives that stuck in the six paths of rebirth. When reciting the seed syllable KṢA, we will activate the power to cease all manifestation of karma, ending all evil karma, discontinuing all sufferings induced by

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