The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Secrets on Cultivating the Mind

Section 25

If thought-moment after thought-moment he continues to train in this manner, does not neglect his attentiveness, and maintains samādhi and prajñā equally, then lust and hatred will naturally fade away, and compassion and wisdom will naturally increase in brightness; deleterious actions will naturally cease, and meritorious practices will naturally multiply. When afflictions are exhausted, birth and death are brought to an end. When the subtle streams of afflictions are forever cut off, the great wisdom of consummate enlightenment subsists brilliantly of itself. Then he will be able to manifest billions of transformation-bodies in all the lands of the ten directions, following his inspiration and responding in accordance with the faculties [of sentient beings]. His responsiveness will be unlimited, like the moon in the nine empyrea [of the sky] reflecting in ten-thousand pools of water. He will be able to ferry across all sentient beings with whom he has affinities. He will be happy and worry-free. Such a person is called a Greatly Enlightened World Honored One.