O Bodhisattvas! (updated)

Discuss the application of the Dharma to situations of social, political, environmental and economic suffering and injustice.
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O Bodhisattvas! (updated)

Post by hearthstone » Tue May 31, 2016 1:59 am

http://www.modelearth.org/bodhisattvas.html

Please help!

One thing in every Bodhisattva's practice these days stands out: no matter how hard we practice, so that all beings (all beings without an exception) benefit, the conditions for life in this world continue to deteriorate at ever increasing pace.

What can be going wrong? Why isn't the quality of life for all beings here and now improving?

The reason that things in this world generally are going from bad to worse is that we don't have a clear idea, a clear thought in our minds of how should all life in this world be accommodated optimally, so that all beings exist in harmony with all others.

Due to our working towards different objectives (because there is no clearly defined, collectively held idea of what this world should be like at its optimum), there is no chance for conditions for all life here and now to become optimal ever.

What needs to be done is that we all agree on what actually the optimal conditions for all life on Earth should be. Then, while we work towards the same, by all of us agreed upon goal, not anymore sorting out our differences in real life (which is very costly in time, resources, and lives), we stand a much better chance of seeing the tide turning, and seeing the conditions for all life on Earth starting, actually, improving!

That all beings (all beings with no exceptions) benefit optimally fully here and now is very important, because here and now is forever in all three times and all directions of space. If all beings don't benefit by our actions here and now, they never will. Here and now is all we have ever. All beings have to benefit fully here and now!

Bodhisattvas! What kind of a world should the Earth be to accommodate all life optimally? How shall we unify, harmonize all our individual ideas about what this world should be like ideally so that we all work towards one clearly defined objective?

Some ideas how this could be done are presented at http://www.ModelEarth.Org .

May all differences, all controversies, all conflicts, and all complaints that there are in this world among all beings be resolved peacefully without any delays! May all these be prevented from ever arising by using what-so-ever expedient, skillful, effective, appropriate, and wholesome means! May this come to pass by the power of all true Bodhisattvas ever merit!

!OmManiPadmeHum! - a meditation that focuses on establishing harmony across the whole spectrum of all life.

May all beings, without an exception, benefit to the utmost by this action in all ways possible, spiritually and materially alike, starting with all beings that there are here and now.

May humans voluntarily become fully and truly forever transparently sustainable for their own good and for the benefit of all beings!

May the Great Enlightenment start happening here and now, or else it will never happen!

Relevant:

Creating Lasting Peace- http://www.ModelEarth.Org/peace.html

Mahayana: Philosophy for Sustainability- http://www.ModelEarth.Org/mahaecosoc.html

Why Prayers, Meditations, Wishes, and Any Such Don't Help to Establish a Lasting Peace in the World- http://www.ModelEarth.Org/praypeace.html

This Paradise Earth: Philosophy in Practice http://www.ModelEarth.Org/paradise.html


Thank you, Mr. Jan Hearthstone - http://www.ModelEarth.Org .

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Re: O Bodhisattvas! (updated)

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:43 pm

Jan,

Even Buddha did not bring a 'model earth' to pass in his time. Nor did any of the great Aryas & Bodhisattvas since then. In the distant future, perhaps...

The buddhadharma is getting weaker, not in content or meaning, but in the quality of exponents. We can only slow the descent of cultures in our day.

As Shantideva put it:
5. Just as lightning illuminates the darkness of a cloudy night for
an instant, in the same way, by the power of the Buddha, occasionally
people's minds are momentarily inclined toward merit.

6. Thus, virtue is perpetually ever so feeble, while the power of
vice is great and extremely dreadful. If there were no Spirit of
Perfect Awakening, [bodhicitta] what other virtue would overcome it?
Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
Nietzsche

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