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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]].|