practice for oneself and others ［自行化他］ ( jigyō-keta): Also, practice for oneself and practice for others, benefiting oneself and benefiting others, or practicing for oneself and converting others. The two kinds or aspects of Buddhist practice. Practice for oneself means to engage in Buddhist practice in order to personally enjoy the benefits of the Law and attain enlightenment. Practice for others means to teach and convert other people so that they too can enjoy the benefits of the Law and attain enlightenment. The Mahayana Buddhist tradition sets forth these two kinds of practice as an ideal for bodhisattvas, who endeavor to practice the correct teaching themselves and to lead others to the correct teaching. This concept contrasts with what Mahayanists considered the inclination of Hinayana practitioners to seek only personal emancipation.