A bodhisattva on the seventh ground ripens sentient beings through six external skillful means. The first is to transform the small roots of virtue of sentient beings into immeasurable results. Khensur Rinpoche Jampa Tegchok (FPMT Masters Program) explained:
If even very small virtuous actions are done with a correct motivation and are dedicated for the supreme enlightenment, their results will become immeasurable roots of virtue. It is said that if [the three]—motivation, virtue, and dedication—are present [throughout] the three [phases of an action]—the preliminary, the actual action, and the conclusion—then the roots of virtue become inexhaustible, like putting a drop of water into the ocean: the water will remain as long as the ocean remains.
I wanted to share this with you and in particular to everyone who is participating in the Kalachakra Empowerment in D.C. – to all the incredible volunteers and the devoted attendees representing 48 countries.
Rejoicing in your merit! : D