Favorite Bodhisattva


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I just thought I'd post a new thread for your favorite Bodhisattva's. I'd like to research some but would like a good starting point. One of my favorites is Geshe Langri Tangpa, who is probably best known for having written Eight Verses of Training the Mind. There are many translations, but this is my favorite. I think if we all tried to follow his advice, the world might be a much better place.

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Eight Verses of Training the Mind
[/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]by: Geshe Langri Tangpa[/font]

With the intention to attain
The ultimate supreme goal
That surpases even the wish-granting jewel
May I constantly cherish all living beings.

Whenever I associate with others,
May I view myself as the lowest of all;
And with a perfect intention,
May I cherish others as supreme

Examining my mental continuum throughout all
my actions,
As soon as a delusion develops
Whereby I or others would act inappropriately,
May I firmly face it and avert it.

Whenever I see unfortunate beings
Oppressed by evil and violent suffering,
May I cherish them as if I had found
A rare a precious treasure.

Even if someone I have helped
And of whom I had great hopes
Nevertheless harms me without any reason,
May I see him as my holy Spiritual Guide.

When others, out of jealousy
Harm me or insult me,
May I take defeat upon myself
And offer them the victory.

In short, may I directly and indirectly
Offer help and happiness to all my mothers,
And Secretly take upon myself
All their harm and suffering.

Furthermore, through all these method practices,
Together with a mind undefiled by stains of conceptions
of the eight extremes
And that sees all phenomena as illusory,
May I be released from the bondage of mistaken
appearance and conception.