One thing in every Bodhisattva’s practice these days stands out: no matter how hard we practice, so that all beings–all beings without an exception–benefit, the conditions for life in this world continue to deteriorate at ever increasing pace.
What can be going wrong? Why isn’t the quality of life for all beings here and now improving?
The reason that things in this world generally are going from bad to worse is that we don’t have a clear idea, a clear thought in our minds of how should all life in this world be accommodated optimally, so that each being exists in harmony with all others.
Or, perhaps, we, individually, do have ideas of what the ideal state of this world should be, but not a single one of our ideas is identical with the ideas of others, and we might not even be aware of this, since there is no proper way to compare our ideas that we might have on the subject with each other, and therefore we all direct our efforts towards sometimes even fundamentally divergent objectives, and, in the end, due to our working towards different objectives (because there is no clearly defined idea of what this world should be like at its optimum), there is no chance for conditions for all life here and now to become optimal ever.
What needs to be done is that we all agree (by what-so-ever expedient and skillful means) on what actually the optimal conditions for all life on Earth should be. Then, while we work towards the same, by all of us agreed upon goal, not anymore sorting out our differences in real life (which is very costly in time, resources, and lives), we stand a much better chance of seeing the tide turning, and seeing the conditions for all life on Earth starting, actually, improving.
That all beings (with no exception) benefit optimally fully here and now is very important, because here and now is forever in all three times and all directions of space. If all beings don’t benefit by our actions here and now, they never will. Here and now is all we have ever. All beings have to benefit fully here and now!
Bodhisattvas! What kind of a world should the Earth be to accommodate all life optimally? How shall we unify, harmonize all our individual ideas about what this world should be like ideally so that we all work towards one clearly defined objective?
Some ideas how this could be done are presented at http://www.ModelEarth.Org .
May all differences, all controversies, all conflicts, and all complaints that there are in this world among all beings be resolved peacefully without any delays! May all these be prevented from ever arising by using what-so-ever expedient, skillful, effective, appropriate, and wholesome means! May this come to pass by the power of all true Bodhisattvas ever merit!
May all beings, without an exception, benefit to the utmost by this action in all ways possible, spiritually and materially alike, starting with all beings that there are here and now.
May humans become fully and truly forever transparently sustainable for their own good and for the benefit of all beings!
Thank you, Mr. Jan Hearthstone – http://www.ModelEarth.Org .
Creating Lasting Peace- http://www.ModelEarth.Org/peace.html
Mahayana: Philosophy for Sustainability- http://www.ModelEarth.Org/mahaecosoc.html
Why Prayers, Meditations, Wishes, and Any Such Don’t Help to Establish a Lasting Peace in the World- http://www.ModelEarth.Org/praypeace.html
This Paradise Earth: Philosophy in Practice- http://www.ModelEarth.Org/paradise.html