I was in the midsts of the reading a book lent to me by a friend Alexandros Pagidas and was compiled to share the findings which have reached me in ways other Buddhist teachings have not in the past. The passage below is the best depiction I’ve read regarding the state of Bodhisattva.
“Today my birth is fruitful. My human life is justified. Today I am born into the family of the Buddha. Now I am the Buddha’s son.
So that there may be no blemish upon this spotless family, I must now act as becomes my family.
As a blind man might find a jewel in heaps of rubbish, so too this Awakening Mind has somehow appeared in me.
This is the elixir of life, born to end death in the world. This is the inexhaustible treasure, alleviating poverty in the world.
This is the supreme medicine, curing the sickness of the world, a tree of shelter for weary creatures staggering along the road of existence.
The causeway to cross over bad rebirths, open to all who travel. It is the rising moon of the mind, mitigating the defilements of the world.
It is the brilliant sun, dispelling the mist of ignorance from the world. It is the fresh butter risen up from churning the milk of the true Dharma.
For the caravan of humanity travelling the road of existence, hungry for the enjoyment of happiness, this is a feast of happiness offered as a refreshment to all being who approach.
Today I summon the world to Buddhagood and to worldly happiness meanwhile. In the presence of all the Saviours, may gods, titants, and all rejoice.”