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.
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 All rights reserved May share as long as proper credit given.
“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
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