The enlightened qualities of the five Buddha families ~ Thrangu Rinpoche

The essential nature of a bodhisattva or a Buddha is that he or she embodies the enlightened qualities of the five Buddha families, which pervade every living being without exception, including ourselves. To achieve the realization of these five Buddha families it is necessary to abandon the five afflictions of attachment, anger, ignorance, pride, and envy. When these disturbing emotions are purified, the five wisdoms shine forth. Realization of the five wisdoms is the realization of the five dhyani Buddhas.

Thrangu Rinpoche

from the book The Five Buddha Families and the Eight Consciousnesses

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