For all beings

 

When I do inquiry, I obviously do it for myself and it also benefits those around me. Equally true, it is humanity and life resolving it for itself right here, through this one person.

The beliefs I inquire into are ancient, they have been part of human experience for millenia, and they are passed on to me through my own family and culture. And when they are here, there is an invitation to see and feel through them. What happens when I believe these thoughts? Who would I be without them? Are they true? Can I be certain they are true? What is the validity in their turnarounds? What happens when I allow experience as is, even welcome it with warmth, instead of resisting?

When I do this work, it is one small piece of the puzzle. It is one strand unraveled for humanity and life as a whole.

In the first of the four fundamental practices in Tibetan Buddhism, we visualize all beings taking refuge in Buddha Mind (reality), in the pointers and guides, and in the community of people on the same path. This helps us align all parts of ourselves with this intention.

There is also a sense of support from this visualization, and in the same way, I can visualize that I am doing my work with support from not only past, future and present generations, but from all beings. It is already reality. There is already that support here. There is already that wish from all beings, even if they don’t know it themselves yet. It is the wish of life itself.

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– resolving it here – ancient beliefs
– small piece of the puzzle

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When I do inquiry I do it for myself, and when I live from a little more clarity, it also benefits those around me.

From a wider perspective, I see that when I do inquiry it is humanity and life resolving it for itself right here, through this one person.

The beliefs I inquire into are ancient, they have been part of human experience for millenia, and they are passed on to me through my own family and culture. And when they are here, there is an invitation to see and feel through them. What happens when I believe these thoughts? Who would I be without them? Are they true? Can I be certain they are true? What is the validity in their turnarounds? What happens when I allow experience as is, even welcome it with warmth, instead of resisting?

When I do this work, it is one small piece of the puzzle. It is one strand unraveled for humanity and life as a whole.

In the first of the four fundamental practices in Tibetan Buddhism, we visualize all beings taking refuge in Buddha Mind (reality), in the pointers and guides, and in the community of people on the same path. This helps us align all parts of ourselves with this intention.

There is also a sense of support from this visualization, and in the same way, I can visualize that I am doing my work with support from not only past, future and present generations, but from all beings. It is already reality. There is already that support here. There is already that wish from all beings, even if they don’t know it themselves yet. It is the wish of life itself.

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