What Would Buddha Do For People Who Are Suffering?
In order to save living beings, They volunteer to descend into All the hells that are attached To all the infinite worlds
Vimalakirti Sutra 8
Who are those people who descend even into hell to help others? These are the bodhisattvas, the wise ones. Who are the bodhisattvas? They are any one of us who act for the good of all. Does this sound like a bit too much pressure for you right now? Okay, why not start by descending into the kitchen and making dinner for some suffering person. If it's hot and seems to take an eternity, you'll know you've made a good start.
By the way, there's another text that talks about Buddha smiling radiantly throughout the universe and then creating an image of himself in hell so the poor souls there will be reborn in the realms of humans and gods. Hey, we all do what we can; let's start with the kitchen.
Franz Metcalf, What Would Buddha Do?
Today I sent you a boost with a chi energy ball filled with LOTS of love, light, and hugs. The energy ball will flow continuously for the rest of the week. I joyfully acknowledge the boost of energy from you and welcome it with open arms.
Enjoy the previous posts. I've also posted another Beacon of Light message from Lightworker, "Transition into Passion". Just something to think about when you're wondering about what may lie ahead for all of us.
Relish every moment and live the passionate life you intend it to be.
Namaste, (I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells)
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