#Karmapa: the 6 skilful means to be happy
Generosity, patience, ethics, effort, as well as meditation – all five of these are like a friend. They are the skilful means to generate happiness, compassion and loving-kindness. When these five skilful means are combined with wisdom, then one will be able to bring forth all of the wonderful qualities of the enlightened being.
#Karmapa’s aspiration for us all:
May all sentient beings, may all of us be liberated from the extremes of samsara and nirvana, and find the absolute way which is the middle path. May all of us reach the enlightened state, and enjoy the timeless bliss that is born out of the combination of wisdom and compassion.
All of us should make such wishes, such aspirations and dedications that with our actions, speech and thoughts, we will be able to benefit all limitless beings. We have the very seed of bodhicitta within us, which will never be separate from us. Being close to these absolute friends, wisdom and compassion, we can fully reach the state of enlightenment.