This Mahayana: Remain Aware

Open 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. This heart bleeds for you, and for us and for them. I open it further and the blood gushes, filling the infinite mulitverses with a physical and nurturing compassion.

Nguyen Giac’s “Bloody Heart Samadhi”

This Mahayana is so Maha that it includes all possible Yanas.

They call this practice, “the bloody-heart samadhi” and it is practiced by all the fiercest Buddhas of another realm you’ve never heard about. You will never hear about this Buddha-Realm again. I will not burden you with names and places and things to memorize: follow me for my yoke is easy and my way is bliss.

The Worldling interacting with Nguyen Giac:

Approach me on the street, you interrupt and enhance my constant mind-sharpening.

Forgiving the interruption, I teach you compassion for the street people.

Approach me in the meditation hall, you interrupt and enhance my constant mind-sharpening.

Forgiving the interruption, I teach you compassion for those addicted to various methods.

Approach me with my children, you interrupt and enhance my constant mind-sharpening.

Forgiving the interruption, I teach you how to live in reality, as a physical being, unashamed of your physical appearance.

Approach me anywhere, at any time, and you will find me “found among the lost”, “seeing among the blind”, “peaceful among the warmongers”, “raging against the machine”.

Find me within, or look for me out here, I will be with contradiction and frustration and I won’t stop my work on these mental knots that won’t ever, in any conceivable universe, come undone.

Until the last knot has been untied, I will remain among those who are tying knots.

This is that ‘Great Vow’. And, to the original vow, I have added,

“Awash in blood, engaged, absorbed, I will not end my seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, tasting or intellectualizing– indeed! I will harmonize them all with unexcelled power of mindfulness; with all conflicting energies neutralized, naturally and spontaneously, things are as normal as they have ever been, and shall remain so for all of beginningless eternity.”

From one node to another, “Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha”.

 

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