Conviction in bodhicitta

In the practice of bodhicitta, there are no enemies, only loved ones.
It’s the responsibility of the practitioner to specifically include every individual person in their bodhicitta practice, even if at the same time they oppose their actions. The reason people like Gandhi don’t succumb to their emotions is because of the principles they have deeply contemplated. To have conviction in bodhicitta, one must generate love and care specifically toward the people that might harm you, or that might be the very reason you might lose the bodhicitta. In the practice of bodhicitta, there are no enemies, only loved ones. We’re not talking about an insignificant matter that affects your life in small manners; we’re talking about the rest of your existence. Nothing else in this life can assure the rest of your existence to be positive, other than the practice of bodhicitta

– Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

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