A Bodhisattva is one who, motivated by great compassion, has a spontaneous wish to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings, and who becomes dedicated to their ultimate welfare.
This is what naturally happens as …. (a) All is recognized more clearly as Spirit. (b) There is more clarity on thoughts. And/or (c) there is more familiarity with the dynamics of the mind and the effects of finding this intention. If this intention is not clear, conscious and have sunk in, it’s because it’s temporarily obscured by beliefs, and this is painful. As it is more clear, or even if there is just a wish for it to be more clear, it feels like a relief, like coming home. It’s peaceful.
This intention or wish – for all beings to find liberation, for Spirit and love to awaken to itself in and through all beings, happens in two ways, and they are really the same.
It’s towards the beliefs happening here – the wounds, reactive emotions, and the beliefs these originate from. These beliefs surface with an invitation for them to be seen, felt and loved. With an invitation for them to be seen through. With an invitation for these thoughts to be liberated from being taken as true. With an invitation for it all to be recognized as love, and seen in the context of all as Spirit.
And it’s towards any being in the world. Here too, there is an invitation to see them and everything in them and their life as love, as Spirit. There is an invitation to be available to them in whatever way seem most appropriate and helpful. To meet them where they are. To be generous with our own experience and insights if they ask for it.
And those two are really the same. Whether it’s confusion or pain in me or in someone in the world, it’s a part of my field of awareness that’s not yet quite clear. Love haven’t yet awakened to itself as love right there. Spirit hasn’t yet awakened to itself as Spirit right there.
In a broader sense, there is also no separation between what I may label the inner and wider world.
(a) It’s all happening within and as the field of awareness – whether it’s my wounds, pain or beliefs, or anyone in the world or the world as a whole. If I perceive confusion or pain in the world, it’s my confusion and pain in a very immediate sense.
(b) My labels, interpretations, images and stories of anything in the world is happening within my own world of images. As there is more clarity on my thoughts, it’s all revealed as love and innocence. My own world of images is revealed as love and innocence.
(c) What I see in the wider world is a perfect mirror of what’s here in me. Whatever thoughts I have about anything in the wider world also fits what’s here in me and my life. There is no separation.
(d) When I take a thought as true, I inevitably put it on anything out there in the world – including those closest to me, and I put it on myself. And both are painful. Finding clarity is an act of sanity, and love for myself and others.
Note: This also explains why Gautama Siddhartha, the historical Buddha, said I and all beings have simultaneously awakened. In his experience, the whole world – the whole field of experience, the whole field of awareness, his world of images – was all revealed as Spirit and love, as Buddha Mind. And, within the dreamworld of time, it had never not been that way, even if it hadn’t been recognized so clearly before. Also, Spirit clearly hadn’t awakened to itself through or as all beings in the world, so that’s why he decided to share what he had discovered and develop pointers and guides for people (aka Spirit still confused) to follow.
— liberation of beliefs
— liberation of the world, my world, (a) all happens within/as awareness, all right here, (b) all a mirror of what’s here
– (a) clarify intention, (b) noticed through clarity
– notice the pain when not liberated, brings a shift at some point