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Identifying with the Teachings

The way of the bodhisattva, a practitioner who is dedicated to helping others, is one of tremendous identification with the dharma. The dharma is no longer regarded as simply following the books, the scriptures, or the doctrine–dharma is following one’s own conviction. When such conviction has been awakened in the bodhisattva, the teachings become pure confirmation.

In relating with the teachings of the bodhisattva path, commitment means that a person has surrendered the notion of intellectual speculation on the teachings. The bodhisattva’s way also has nothing at all to do with purchasing anything or joining a club–it is simply commitment to the practice and to the teachings.

From “Glimpses of Mahayana,” in Glimpses of the Profound: Four Short Works, pages 49 to 50.

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