एक सजग Conscious One

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A heart bleeding of hope
squeezing the mind for wisdom as a sponge
tension in wrists for the climb of knowledge
out from darkness giving birth to a single thought.

कंपनियांकिसानों का खून मन आशा की एक हृदय के ज्ञान को निकलता के उपलक्ष में तनाव का एक स्पंज ज्ञान से बाहर अंधेरे की एक ही विचारधारा को जन्म देते हैं। 

By Mikial
Copyright Oct 2013
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WORLD ON FIRE

I watched the world burning around me
Tears from my eyes filled the pail to quench
gripping the soil between my fingers
as mother earth unleashed its wrath.

English: "Elk Bath" – A wildfire in ...

English: “Elk Bath” – A wildfire in the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Mikial
Copyright Oct 2013
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Luminous Tears

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I had been taught to never cry
and I stood there as the water dripped from my face
pools of it building up on the floor below
a painful sensation in the heart
wrenching in my gut
and then I realized
that by teaching me not to cry
they had given me the most powerful tears of all.

By Mikial
Copyright Oct 2013
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VANITY

Clouds before my eyes
blocking that which is important
pools of selfishness in my heart
clogging the arteries of selflessness
a taste of poison that devours
self image born of a thought
but I long to see clearly
without obstruction
so I walk forward to see
what was blocking me
and I discovered it was only
myself.

By Mikial
Copyright Oct 2013
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“You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:42-45)

This piece is quite self explanatory. It is within reason that in order to lead one must have a desire to help and that in helping we must serve something whether it is a cause or the people and many times the cause is the people. – Mikial

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Once Bodhisattvas have completely fathomed all of the particulars of the mind, they appear as Buddhas themselves and liberate beings by explaining to them that what they perceive is nothing but their own mind and that external existence does not exist, thus enabling them to transcend such views as existence and non existence. – Parts taken from the Lankavatara Sutra Translation by Red Pine, Quote used for educational purposes.

I would like to note that the quote above is meant for Bodhisattva’s, Shravakas and students of the highest levels of Mahayana or Hinayana Buddhism who are ready to understand that all things and non things are but perceptions of the mind or repository consciousness. Other levels of Buddhism do not cover this exclusively as this is a difficult teaching to grasp and entry level practitioners who grasp a hold of that which can be tasted, touched, seen, heard or smelled have a difficult time letting go of the empirical world. All teachings of Buddhism from the Heart Sutras, Platform Sutras etc are leading the student to this one teaching that all things, all Dharmas are but perceptions of one’s own mind and should be transcended in order to obtain liberation as well as truth (Truth which is called Buddha knowledge or the wisdom body). Karma at this stage is taught to be the product of beginningless habit energies accumulated by the grasping of projections of one’s own mind. Thus Karma’s are projections of one’s own mind and should also be transcended leading one to liberation. I will cover this more in future postings. May peace and goodness be with you fair readers. – Mikial Millard

Once Bodhisattv…