When the bodhisattva generates the will to seek bodhi,
this is not such as is without causes and without conditions.
Developing pure faith in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha—
It is on account of this that one initiates such vast resolve.
One does not seek the five desires, the position of a king,
wealth, personal pleasure, or great fame.
It is solely in order to forever extinguish beings’ sufferings
and benefit those in the world that one generates the resolve.
Constantly wishing to benefit beings and make them happy,
one adorns the lands, makes offerings to the Buddhas,
takes on and upholds right Dharma, and cultivates all wisdom.
It is to achieve realization of bodhi that one generates the resolve.
Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 12
Edited by Bodhicitta, 27 February 2016 - 10:38 AM.