Daily Archives: August 20, 2017

Sangha notes for 8-14-17

An excerpt from Becoming Enlightened by The Dalai Lama:
“Why is Shakyamuni Buddha valued so highly? By developing great compassion to an unbounded state, with sympathy for an infinite number of sentient beings that is like a mother’s feeling for her own sweet child, he developed a boundless intention to help all beings overcome all obstacles to happiness, and worked eon after eon in order to be of the greatest benefit to others. At the culmination of his practice, he succeeded in attaining all realizations and removing all obstructions to his own enlightenment, solely for the sake of continuously assisting others to rise to the same state. This is why it is suitable to go to him for refuge.”