hearthstone wrote:I am looking for Bodhisattvas....
Seishin wrote:hearthstone wrote:I am looking for Bodhisattvas....
I doubt any Bodhisattvas would admit they are Bodhisattvas, and if any did they are not trust worthy IMHO.
I am sorry to hear of you ailment and I hope you feel better soon
Seishin wrote:I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean by initiated bodhicitta. We can take vows to aspire to become a Bodhisattva, but that doesn't make us one. Even those who have progressed are rarely called a Bodhisattva. IMHO a Bodhisattva would have (should have) reliquished their ego (I) so therefore, and only in my opinion, they would never say "hello, I'm a bodhisattva!" They would simply help. I hope that made sense, and I hope that hasn't put you off your quest.
Seishin wrote:Thanks Kaji. I know what Bodhicitta is, it was the "initiated" I didn't understand. Thank you for explaining. I've been taught slightly differently which is where the confusion has arisen. I've been taught that one who is committed to developing bodhicitta is on the path of a bodhisattva but not a bodhisattva. A bit like being a trainee doctor
Kaji wrote:Perhaps we could call one another "apprentice bodhisattva"?
Indeed a Bodhisattva will manifest as any living thing in order to help living beings.Kaji wrote:But then I have no way of knowing if you're in fact a maha-bodhisattva manifesting as a normal Internet-using human.
Kaji wrote:In the Chinese tradition of Buddhism (that I have observed), even some monks and nuns call laypeople bodhisattva (to which the laypeople should respond by respectfully putting their palms together and say Amitaabha). Even in non-Buddhist, everyday situations in the Chinese culture, people have praised those exhibiting selfless compassion as bodhisattva, or having the heart of bodhisattva.
hearthstone wrote:Dear people,
I am looking for Bodhisattvas who take over a concept that I have been working on for over a decade and implement it, as I am growing old and sick.
The idea is about resolving all differences, controversies, conflicts, and complaints that there ever might exist among all of us here and now, resolving all those even before these have a chance to manifest.
The idea is presented at http://www.ModelEarth.Org .
Thank you sincerely -
Mr. Jan Hearthstone.
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