Forming bodhisattva aspirations and walking the Bodhisattva Path are not difficult. The challenge is to maintain a persistent, unwavering resolve and enduring patience.
Internally Cultivating Sincerity, Integrity, Faith, and Steadfastness; Externally Practicing Loving-kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity
The beauty of the world of Tzu Chi comes from cultivating sincerity, integrity, faith, and steadfastness internally, while practicing loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity externally. This is our place of spiritual practice.
In Sanskrit, the Sutra of Infinite Meanings (also known as the Sutra of Innumerable Meanings) is called the Amitarthasutra. This sutra is one volume comprised of three chapters: the Chapter on Virtues, the Chapter on Expounding the Dharma, and the Chapter on the Ten Merits. Together with the Wondrous Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra and the Sutra of Meditation on Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, they form the Threefold Lotus Sutra. Before expounding the True Dharma of the Wondrous Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra, the Buddha first taught the Sutra of Infinite Meanings in the hopes that everyone in the state of unenlightened beings could develop great compassion and reach the Bodhisattva Path.