O Bodhisattvas!

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

Post by modelearth » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:00 pm

O Bodhisattvas!
One thing in every Bodhisattva's practice these days stands out: no matter how hard
we practice--so that 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
No matter what explanations there might be offered, none satisfies, no matter how
authoritative those explanations might be.
I would like to offer an explanation that, perhaps, will make sense:
The reason that things in this world are going from bad to worse, generally, is that we
don't have a clear idea, a clear thought in our minds, of how the affairs in this world
should be conducted in order to create the optimal conditions for existence for all
beings here and now. Or, perhaps, we, individually, do have ideas of how this should
be done, but not a single one of our ideas is identical with each other, and we might
even not know it, since there is no proper way to compare our ideas that we might
have on the subject with each other, and therefore we all direct our efforts towards,
sometimes even fundamentally, divergent objectives; in the end, due to our working
for different objectives, because there is no clearly defined 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 (by what-so-ever expedient and skillful
means) on what actually the optimal conditions for all life on Earth should be. Without
our harmonizing and unifying of all such ideas of what the ideal state of things in this
world should be, we shall continue to see the situation in this world to deteriorate,
wondering all the time how come our various practices meant to benefit all beings
optimally bear no results here and now.
That all beings (with no exception) 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 here and now!
Bodhisattvas! What kind of a world should the Earth be to accommodate all life
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?
May all differences, all controversies, all conflicts, all complaints that there are in this
world among all beings be resolved peacefully without any delays by the power of all
Bodhisattvas ever merit!
May humans become fully and truly forever transparently sustainable for their own
good and for the benefit of all beings!
Credit and Dedication - http://www.modelearth.org/me-credit.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thank you, Mr. Jan Hearthstone - http://www.ModelEarth.Org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; .

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