What are we when there is no one doing anything, no one attaining anything, no place to go? There is no place to go. The whole foundation is already here in each one of us. It is the same in all of us. There is only one foundation, which is presence, wholeness, boundless love.
As I understand the bodhisattva vow, personal transformation means little if it is not in the service of liberation of all, and that means dismantling systemic oppression. We have so so much work to do.
The fight for justice for Trayvon has a lot of aspects. On the most immediate level, it’s a fight to prove the guilt of George Zimmerman - the racist vigilante that killed an unarmed black teenager on the night of 26 February, 2013. That means civil lawsuits, a wide-ranging campaign of protests,…
I am not as engaged with this little Tumblr as I once was, but I had a reason to search for a post among these today and am feeling really grateful for the dialogue and relationships that have been cultivated here. It’s also it’s all dhamma’s fourth birthday! Thanks for all your support over the years, fine folks.
Candis Mendut and Borobodur
(I’ve never seen a Buddha seated in a chair before!)