Joanna Macy

A Quote by Joanna Macy on self, world, buddhism, bodhisattva, engaged buddhism, and compassion

Because the relationship between self and world is reciprocal, it is not a matter of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the Earth, the Earth heals us. No need to wait. As we care enough to take risks, we loosen the grip of ego and begin to come home to our true nature. For in the co-arising nature of things, the world itself, if we are bold enough to love it, acts through us. It does not ask us to be pure or perfect, or wait until we are detached from all passions, but only to care to harness the sweet, pure intention of our deepest passions, and, as the early scripture of the Mother of the Buddhas says, "fly like a Bodhisattva."

Joanna Macy

Source: http://www.aucklandzen.org.nz/Action_and_Contemplation.pdf

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A Quote by Joanna Macy on heart and universe

The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.

Joanna Macy

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