Sunday, February 9, 2020

Via Daily Dharma: How to Be a Bodhisattva in Everyday Life

[The] wish to be more kind and helpful is the beginning of the bodhisattva path itself, and the treading of this path … will mainly consist of small acts of kindness and concern, brief moments of putting others before ourselves.

—Manjusura, “An Everyday Aspiration

Via Ram Dass - Love Serve Remember Foundation / Words of Wisdom - February 9, 2020 šŸ’Œ

It is the continuing work of life: of learning to trust that the universe is unfolding exactly as it should, no matter how it looks to us; learning to appreciate that each of us has a part in nurturing this interconnectedness and healing it where it is torn; discovering what our individual contribution can be, then giving ourselves fully to it.
Demanding as that sounds, it is what, in the spiritual sense, we are all here for, and compassionate action gives us yet one more opportunity to live it. It is an opportunity to cooperate with the universe, to be part of what the Chinese call, "the great river of the Tao."

It is not a coincidence that Hanuman, who in the Hindu cosmology is called the “embodiment of selfless service,” is the son of the wind god; when we give ourselves into becoming fully who we are by doing fully what we do, we experience lightness, we are like kites in wind, we are on the side of the angels, we are entering lightly.

- Ram Dass -