The Way of the Bodhisattva

The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva  is a Mahayana Buddhist text written c. 700 AD in Sanskrit verse. 

“The aim to work for the benefit of beings,

A benefit that others wish not even for themselves.

This noble, jewel like state of mind

Arises truly wondrous, never seen before.”


“I therefore have no thought that this might be of benefit of others,

I wrote it only to habituate my mind.”




On thinking

Albert Einstein said: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” The Plebs of Attika have been ruled by the Imperial Ruling Thought for a thousand incarnations and nothing has been solved. They are living the same old, same old . . . you could say. The Plebs are the victims of mind control and face the very  real fear of breaking out of thought patterns imposed by the Imperial dynasty. The question is: Are they really thinking or are they tricked into thinking they are thinking their own thoughts? I often wonder whose thoughts I’m thinking in this crazy loop of my mind. They can’t be all mine, can they?