Below is the English translation of the chapter “本地分中修所成地第十二 The Twelfth Main Stage: Foundation of Actualization of Cultivation”.
- Selected Chapters Published copy.
- Stage of Cultivation 1.0 Final Release 31st May 2011
- Stage of Cultivation_20110531.pdf Local copy for those who cannot access dropbox link above
This text is meant for those who have decided that the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path is the way to go and Nirvana is the goal. It does not contain fluffy rah-rah feel good inspirational text. Instead, it gives the practitioner, monastic and lay alike, the steps needed for one’s practices.
This chapter by itself is in my opinion quite self-contained, but the reader would benefit even more if taken together with the other chapters in the Yogacara Bumi Sastra. With various quotes from the Agamas, it pieces together the appropriate practices and reflections needed at different stages.
May this translation attempt be for the benefit and welfare of all sentient beings!
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