MAHAYANA: Sustainability.

MAHAYANA:
ECOLOGICAL and SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY.

(The following reflects author’s own understanding of the terms “Mahayana” and “Bodhisattva”).

Mahayana is a view that acknowledges the interconnectedness of all phenomena across all time and space, and that any one’s well-being depends on the well-being of every other being across all time and all space.

A Bodhisattva is one who strives to realize the ideal of Mahayana, and therefore regards the well-being of all other beings as important as one’s own.

To live ecologically and socially sustainably means to acknowledge the need of all other beings to live well also.

The need for living ecologically and socially sustainably is implicit in Mahayana.

Therefore an aspiring Bodhisattva would help all beings to be mentally and physically optimally well, and therefore an aspiring Bodhisattva would promote the way of living ecologically and socially sustainably.

MEDITATION:
Find, or imagine that there is, a mental space in which all the ideas of what anyone might think that their future should look like would be reconciled with each other, so that conflicts in real life would be prevented from occurring.

CREDIT goes to:

Mahayana Philosophy
and
The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz
Salem, MA, DMA, Inc., 1984, ISBN: 0-930641-00-0.

More about Robert Fritz’s work is at http://www.robertfritz.com .

DEDICATED

to the optimal physical and mental well-being of all beings anywhere and anytime.

May all differences that there are among beings in this world resolve harmlessly in meditations, prayers, gedanken experiments, and models, before those differences resolve in real life, not infrequently causing harm to all involved.

!OmManiPadmeHum!

Please dedicate your practice to the optimal benefit of all beings of all three times and ten directions of space, starting here and now on Earth.

Creating Peace: http://www.ModelEarth.Org/peace.html
© – 1999 – present day – “ModelEarth”; re-producing of the above is permitted only without changing of the content.

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