Entering the Conduct of the Bodhisattvas
Text Section 296 / Stanza 35
Whoever merely looks at a bodhisattva with a devoted attitude, with an attitude of admiration, and thinks,
“This person is truly wonderful!”
will gather incalculable merit. The positive consequences of generating devotion toward a bodhisattva are stronger than the negative consequences of generating a negative attitude against a bodhisattva. Even if one does horrible things to a bodhisattva, he will never retaliate and commit negative actions [sdig pa] himself. Whatever happens to a bodhisattva is transformed into an enhancement of virtue. The bodhisattva only manifests an ever increasing stream of goodness.