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?
Aloha kakou! I'd like to welcome a new participant to the energy, Heidi Fruhling, who hails from Colorado. I met Heidi recently through the Distant Healing Network, and it's a pleasure to have her join. Welcome, my friend.
I've posted a a little poem by Yeats, 'The Cat and The Moon', eloquently expressing all the things that I love so well (cats and dancing to the moonlight). and which I feel represents the underlying meaning of my blog.
And, a couple of message from Burt Goldman, who offers insight on using your power. How to exercise it over the events in your life and in communication. They felt significant for me as I generally operated in the feminine mode of reception, and found it very difficult to be more outgoing in the masculine mode. You'll see what I mean when you read them.
I joyfully acknowledge the boost of energy from you and welcome it with open arms. I also send you a boost with LOTS of love, light, and hugs.
Help yourself to the boost I send to you and enjoy it fully. Enjoy 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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