Mahayana Buddhism seems to have many contradictions.
If you read the 10 Mahyana Bhumis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bh%C5%ABmi_(Buddhism
) you will notice accomplishments such as ability to read minds ability to manifest as many bodies as there are atoms.
I think its great that beings could summon this sort of vision.
But If these were true I very much doubt that we would even have to invoke an intention.
Mahayana is nice on paper.
The only way it works is the constant claim that its co-emergence from our side. Yet if one is to read the accomplishments of these great Bodhisattvas it seems silly.
On paper it is wonderful but I feel nothing more than that.
The vision is really what is important. I don't expect myself to be manifesting multiple bodies. Get real man. Do I believe it is possible? Yes. But regardless of whether it is possible or not, I still practice to embody and live that vision of compassion. Why? Because I love my family, I love my friends, I care about life, I want to manifest that vision into the world because I actually care.
Crazy isn't it.
I have a Guru, he is my source of Dharma. When he shares with me his personal experiences from his life, the spiritual experiences that moved him to become the great man he his today, it inspires my heart, inspires my life, ignites my drive and enthusiasm to love and care for the people in my life and be kind and warm to those who come and go. It is a passing down of centuries of wisdom and blessings. I can personally attest to that because I am living it. I don't care what scripture says what really. Or what bhumi is what bla bla bla. I listen to my Guru and I practice the Dharma he teaches me and through that my own mind reveals to me the truth. I don't know who you are or what your Dharma experience is, But what you are doing is making light of and judging something you really seem to not give a shit about. So what are you even doing? You have a problem? Do you feel duped? You thought you were going to manifest infinite bodies and attain every siddhi?