The Buddha remained untouched by the pangs of samsara unti he finally saw the 4 sights that caused a transformation inside him: old age, suffering, death and a wandering homeless ascetic. Once witnessed, he observed them in great depths until he found his total acceptance of the process of life.
We may also come to be at peace with complete acceptance of the ways of life. How the time turns it’s tides on everything familiar and loved by us until it swallows all our near and dear ones and everything we have desired. At this acceptance we may experience a deep silence within our hearts and the tears of the way.
These tears are not of sorrow or grief at life’ s endless process of change but of a deep compassion that wells up in our own heart for all living beings. These tears are from the heart of the Buddha and his enlightened viewpoint of complete observation and acceptance of human suffering.
If you experience these tears at the sufferings of others…know that the heart of the Buddha has come to rest in yours. Let them flow and cleanse the mirror of your heart!
I have been observing the difficulty in sharing the way of enlightened compassion. In the last fifty years it has been absorbed by the capitalist perspective. What was innate, given freely by divine beings is now chopped up into commercial bits to be individually taught and sold. To study meditation one must take teacher training, thus find a means to commercialize inner awareness.
Yes John! That’s what we have come to!
You must log in to post a comment.