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


Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Chogyam Trungpa on fear, fearlessness, and bodhisattva

Even fear itself is frightened by the bodhisattva's fearlessness.

Chogyam Trungpa

Source: From "Bodhisattva and Paramita," Talk Nine of THE TIBETAN BUDDHIST PATH, the first seminar given by Chogyam Trungpa at the Naropa Institute, Summer, 1974. Unpublished.

Contributed by: Peter

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on enlightenment, supreme enlightened mind, bodhisattva, ego, personality, living beings, reincarnation, and suffering

A virtuous man or woman who is determined to develop the Supreme Enlightened Mind, should thus develop it: I have to lead all living beings to put a stop to (reincarnation) and escape (suffering), and when they have been so led, not one of them in fact stops (reincarnating) or escapes suffering. Why? Because, if a Bodhisattva believes in the notion of an ego, a personality, or a living being, he is not a true Bodhisattva.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

A Quote by Brian on spirituality, duty, spirit, bodhisattva, path, potential, and zaadz

I strongly believe that nothing is more spiritual than living at our highest potential while serving others. I believe that the more closely aligned we are to “spirit” the more fully we will give ourselves in service to the world. As such, my “spiritual path” is the path that leads me to a more complete manifestation of my unique Bodhisattvic duties.

Brian Johnson

Source: B-SCAN with Brian Johnson (a.k.a. CEO+Philosopher of Zaadz)

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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