Everything I do…

The wheel of the world is turning. The age arising is unsettled, confused, and violent.

I am only one being. One curlicue of karmic currents. And yet I touch the earth and connect with everything in the universe.

My liberation is bound up with yours. If you can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.

Until we are all awake, none of us are awake. Until we are all free, none of us are free.

That’s why I love the Four Great Vows of the Bodhisattva. This is my take–a free translation/adpatation:

  • All beings without limit, I vow to serve.
  • Delusions endlessly arising, I vow to disrupt.
  • Dharma gates beyond measure, I vow to pass through.
  • Buddha’s unsurpassable path, I vow to go beyond.

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