Sunday Morning, August 25, 1968
This morning I want to continue the explanation of the ten powers. This—those ten powers are that of bodhisattva’s ten powers.
One is the devotion to the Buddha’s teaching and no attachment to anything else. The second one is increasing one’s devotion. The third is expedient ability to instruct people and alter their conduct. The fourth one is understanding what people think. And fifth is satisfying people with what they want. And sixth—uncessation [no cessation] of exertion. The seventh one including all vehicles or all teaching—teachings without abounding—aban- [partial word]—without giving-up Mahāyāna way—Mahāyāna way. The eighth one is mysterious power of showing the appearance of the Buddha in every world in each pores of—pores of the body. The ninth—ninth is making people turn towards Buddhism and leading people to perfection. The last one is satisfying all kinds of men with even a single phrase. Those are ten powers.
I explained last—yesterday the first one and the second one, and the last one—satisfying all kinds of men with even a single phrase. Ninth one—or eighth one, the mysterious power of showing the appearance of the Buddha in each world, in each pores of the body. And second one, yeah—and the first one, devotion to the Buddha’s teaching and no attachment to anything. This is our practice, which cannot compare with any other activities we have or any other effort we make.