"Words are things, and a small drop of
falling like dew, upon the thought produces
that which makes
millions of people
consider the positions of kings and
rulers as that of dust motes.
treasures of gold and gems as
so many bricks and pebbles.
I look upon the finest silken robes as
I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of
fruit, and the greatest lake in India as a drop of oil on my foot.
perceive the teachings of
the world to be the
illusion of magicians.
the highest conception of
emancipation as a golden brocade in a dream, and view the
holy path of the
illuminated ones as vision flowers.
I see meditation as a pillar of a
mountain, Nirvana as a daydream.
I look upon the judgement of right and
wrong as the serpentine dance of a
dragon, and the rise and fall of
beliefs as but traces left by the four seasons."
According to many traditions within Mahāyāna Buddhism,
on the way to becoming a Buddha, a bodhisattva proceeds through ten grounds or
The ten bhūmis and their descriptions according to
the Avataṃsaka Sūtra and The Jewel Ornament of Liberation, a
treatise by Gampopa, an influential teacher of the Tibetan Kagyu school.
Before a bodhisattva arrives at the first ground, he or she first must
travel the first two of the five paths:
the path of
the path of preparation
The ten grounds of the
bodhisattva then can be grouped into the next three paths
the path of insight
bhūmis 2-7 the path of
bhūmis 8-10 the path of no more learning
chapter of ten grounds in the Avataṃsaka Sūtra refers to 52 stages.
The 10 grounds are:
Great Joy: It is
said that being close to
and seeing the benefit for all sentient beings, one achieves
great joy, hence the name.
this bhūmi the bodhisattvas practice all perfections
(pāramitās), but especially emphasizing generosity
Stainless: In accomplishing the
second bhūmi, the bodhisattva is free from
the stains of
immorality, therefore, this bhūmi is named "stainless".
emphasized perfection is moral
third bhūmi is named "luminous", because, for a bodhisattva who
accomplishes this bhūmi,
the light of Dharma is said
to radiate for others from the bodhisattva.
perfection is patience
Radiant: This bhūmi
is called "radiant", because it is said to be like a radiating light that fully
burns that which opposes enlightenment.
The emphasized perfection is
Bodhisattvas who attain this bhūmi strive to help sentient beings attain
maturity, and do not become emotionally involved when such beings respond
negatively, both of which are difficult to do.
perfection is meditative
Transcendent: By depending on the perfection of wisdom, [the
bodhisattva] does not abide in either saṃsāra or nirvāṇa,
so this state is "obviously
The emphasized perfection is wisdom
Gone Afar: Particular
emphasis is on the perfection of skillful means (upāya), to help
emphasized virtue is aspiration. This, the "immovable" bhūmi, is the
bhūmi at which one becomes able to
choose his place of rebirth.
material grasping is transmuted into clear-sighted compassion.
Cloud of Dharma:
Emphasized virtue is the practice of
After the ten bhūmis, according to
Mahāyāna Buddhism, one attains complete
and becomes a Buddha.
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