Sunday, November 27, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 337

This is the daily exploration for Friday, December 2, 2016.


+ We are called to create and enjoy a realm of compassion, peace, justice and sustainable abundance for all.

+ Once we experience and feel [the] interdependence of all living beings, we will cease to hurt, humiliate, exploit and kill one another. We will want to free all sentient beings from suffering. This is karuna, compassion, which in turn gives rise to the responsibility to create happiness and its causes for all.
-- Suresh Jindal in “Interdependence of All Living Beings” published by The Times of India, November 13, 2003
This was the OneSpirit Daily Inspiration on May 20, 2016

+ In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva takes a vow to not enter Nirvana until the sentiment expressed in this quote is fully achieved. My interpretation is that no one can get there until everyone gets there together.  In one sense we are already there.  Once we have become aware of our deep connectedness and become committed to take responsibility for it, that’s when we are in heaven.  But we can’t say we are fully in heaven until everyone is experiencing the joyful abundance of heaven. If there is someone missing, any one, then we must do everything we can to find them and bring them to the heavenly banquet.

+ We explored the practice of Love & Compassion during our exploration of Heavenliness as a practice in these SE posts: 241 | 242 | 243 | 244 | 245 | 246 | 247 | 248 | 249 |250 | 251 | 252 | 253

+ Spirituality & Practice offers plenty of resources on the practice of Love, on the practice of Compassion and on the practice of hospitality and other related practices.  You can also be illuminated and inspired by their many 12s galleries of memes including the 12s Gallery on Love, the 12s Gallery on Compassion and the 12s Gallery on Hospitality.

+ I would love it if you offered a guest post.  And, I have work to do on the Abundancetrek Love page. Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Love” or “Heavenly Attributes” or “Guest Post” to John@abundancetrek.com.

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