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    The Mind of Enlightenment: Commentary on Shantideva's Guide Paid Member

    THE ULTIMATE GOAL of Buddhist spiritual practice is the attainment of the fully awakened state of mind. This completely perfected state—variously known as enlightenment, buddhahood or the highest nirvana—can be achieved by anyone who removes the gross and subtle obstructions clouding his or her mind and develops positive mental qualities to their fullest potential. However, we shall not be able to attain this fully awakened state if we do not first develop bodhichitta, the mind of enlightenment. What is bodhichitta? More »