New Meditation Guidance on Longchen Nyingtik Ngondro: The Four Immeasurables
A Mahayana Buddhist is a practitioner with broad mind and great capacity. The prerequisite to enter the Mahayana path is the arousing of bodhicitta, the wish to become a Buddha and to liberate all beings to the state of Buddhahood. Bodhicitta can be cultivated based on the Four Immeasurables.
The Four Immeasurables are the four minds of equanimity, love, compassion and joy. They are entitled as “immeasurable,” because each of them holds the non-objectifying benevolence toward all sentient beings and the practicing on them brings about boundless merits and virtues. As it is said by Ven. Longchenpa in his Guided Meditative Instructions of Finding Comfort and Ease in the Nature of Mind, “the success or failure of attaining Buddhahood comes about under the conditions of having been trained in the four immeasurables or its lack.”
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