#Karmapa: why we must be watchful of our speech
One of the most important behaviours of a Bodhisattva is to always be kind and gentle, and to be a good example, and therefore one of the many things that a Bodhisattva has to be very watchful of is his or her speech.
#Karmapa on the importance of aspiration and dedication:
Once we have a very good and steady progression of aspiration and dedication, then every action, every thought that we accumulate becomes positive and becomes a practice. So then, whether we are walking, talking, sitting, or sleeping, everything becomes joyous, everything becomes meritorious. Therefore, it is very important to know how to make aspirations and dedicate.
May all of your aspirations for the benefit of beings be realised and all of your virtuous endeavours bear fruit.
#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.