Erin Schaden

Nov 30, 2021

4 min read

My Mom — The Bodhisattva

I woke up this morning and knew that I wanted to write about my mom since it is her birthday today. I get emailed daily quotes from Tricycle (Buddhist magazine) and this is the one that I received today:

It’s not enough just to know the definition of bodhisattva. What’s much more important is to study the actions of a bodhisattva and then to behave like one yourself.

— Kosho Uchiyama, “What Is a Bodhisattva?”

And I thought, “How appropriate that I would get this quote today, on my bodhisattva mom’s birthday!”