Clearly, the Bodhisattva is a spirit of compassion and suffering. In the Vajradhvaja Sutra the Bodhisattva pronounces:
I take upon myself the deeds of all beings, even those in the hells in other worlds, in the realms of punishment.
I take their suffering upon me, I bear it, I do not draw back from it, I do not tremble at it, I have no fear of it.
I must bear the burden of all beings, for I have vowed to save all things living, to bring them safe through the forest of birth, age, disease, death and rebirth.
I think not of my own salvation, but strive to bestow on all beings the royalty of supreme wisdom.
So I take upon myself the sorrow of all human beings. I agree to suffer as a ransom for all beings, for the sake of all beings.
Truly I will not abandon them.
For I have resolved to gain supreme wisdom for the sake of all that live, to save the world.
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