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 +'''​Absolute bodhichitta'''​ (Skt. ''​paramārtha cittotpāda'';​ Tib. དོན་དམ་སེམས་བསྐྱེད་,​ [[Wyl.]] ''​don dam sems bskyed''​) - the wisdom that directly realizes [[selflessness]]. It only arises through the power of meditating on the path, and is therefore known as ‘subtle [[bodhichitta]],​ which is gained through reality itself.’
 +[[Kamalashila]]'​s ''​Intermediate Stages of Meditation''​ says:
 +:Absolute bodhichitta transcends the mundane; it is beyond all limitations;​ it is utterly clear; it is the absolute domain; it is stainless and unmoving, like a candle flame undisturbed by wind. To achieve it, we must devote ourselves for a long time to training in the practices of [[shamatha]] and [[vipashyana]].
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