You all realize, of course, that we are the elitists, right?
We are the fortunate few who have entered the path of BuddhaDharma.
Oprah is cool by me...she's a sentient being with her own issues, but she's done a great deal of "good" for vast numbers of people, I think. The very fact that she even speaks about "meditation" on the stage she's been given is a minor miracle. Speaking of kindness and compassion, and backing it up with real action, which I think we can all agree she has demonstrated, to whatever capacity she feels comfortable, is to be praised.
Will she liberate sentient beings? Will she bring herself to final realization in this life time? By the evidence, I sincerely doubt it, but ultimately I cannot say. But even we elites, we who have found the genuine Dharma, the genuine teacher, the uncorrupted path, may not either. (Frankly, I think we have a better chance.....and I imagine you all do, too.....but this is all conjecture in the end!)
I aspire to attain whatever qualities and resources may benefit others, and myself, both temporarily and ultimately, and seek to eliminate the sufferings of sentient beings, within my capacity. May all beings, in whatever capacity, benefit themselves and others, to the best of their ability. And may we all have the Karma to connect with the Sublime Dharma and tread the path to the end.
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