Perfected virtues are always more powerful
than defilements of greed and hatred,
which are weaknesses due to delusion.
Mara, the demon king, asked the Buddha [Sakyamuni], “If someone repeats my name, it brings them neither benefit nor harm, but if they repeat [Bodhisattva] Manjushri’s name even once, they will be relieved of their suffering. Why?” The Buddha said, “The power comes from the strength of the compassion and loving-kindness that great Bodhisattvas such as Manjushri have generated.” [Note: This applies to wholehearted mindfulness of all Buddhas too.]
The Heart Of Compassion:
The Thirty-Seven Verses On Practices Of A Bodhisattva