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O Bodhisattvas!

December 29, 2013

Please help!

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!

!OmManiPadmeHum!

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 .

Relevant:

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

MAHAYANA: Sustainability.

July 22, 2008

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.

Designing Lasting Peace

March 10, 2008

DESIGNING A LASTING PEACE.

Knowing that every time of peace in human history ended in a war, what should “Peace on Earth” look like, so it would not result in a war again?

Unless we can answer this question, and unless we can unify and the eventual answers in order to prevent any discrepancies in the answers to cause strife in real life all over again, we can never achieve real “Peace on Earth”.

We should learn how to imagine, in as much detail as possible, what would constitute a real “Peace on Earth”, and then, since we each have different concepts of the idea, we should learn how to constructively reconcile all the differences in a model (or any other expedient way, e. g. in “gedanken experiments”, meditations, “think tanks”, etc.) in order to arrive at a unified design of “Peace on Earth”, because the Earth can possibly have only one future.

Unifying of all the different ideas that we might have about the future of the Earth in a model would prevent conflicts from happening in real life, since, after all, wars happen because people go to war so that Peace happens their way.

The idea of modeling the future of the Earth is also presented, in more detail, at
http://www.modelearth.org/modelearth.html

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.