Buddhists can befriend everyone, Muslims, Jews, Christians. But Christians can’t unequally yolk with anyone, including Buddhists. Is this true? Yesterday I fought with a Christian, in the guise of my Brother. He launched missiles of judgement attacking my conscience He was the same hero who used to be my favorite person in this world. He said I’m responsible for our mother’s death.
According to him, I can control cancer, hire it like an assassin. Yes I’m a secret disease mastermind, I send cancer out like henchmen. What was he thinking? Fear driven rubbish, he crowned me the murderer of our mother. He wasn’t even drinking, no excuse but bottled up disappointment and hatred. He finally vented it at me, his missiles of pierced ego. He even attacked my aged appearance and gray hair. My kindest hero became my embittered foe. I still love him but I need to stay away. I feel very fragile right now.
But I am not my ego. I realized that I’m a Bodhisattva. Bodhisattvas are not perfect, returning to this: tragic, brave, beautiful world causes forgetfulness. Once here, we have to re-learn what we know. I am a voluntary teacher in disguise. I am the beggar, widow, orphan, abandoned bride. I am the voice of the meek, the introverted, the modest. The pacifist who became distorted while witnessing rage. The eater of rage, the swallowed ticking bomb, the vengeful forgetter. I am also the healer, the giver, the sage.
Remember who you are, says I am you and me. *Be still and know I am god, namaste, be still and know. Buddhists are not your foe. Today I remembered, who I am. I am a Buddhist. I believe in karma. I believe cause and effect is justice. I believe in a multitude of chances. I believe in compassion.
My god is not a punisher Father Vader. God is within me = Namaste. Remember your divinity. Bodhisattvas are rememberers. Brave enough to return voluntarily as a child, innocent, unwelcome prize, we’re soul therapists and teachers. Survivor’s of the mad sadness and traumas of this world. Karma delivers truth and consequences. We are spiritual protectors of life’s unjust abuses.
I am here for a reason, this is not random and this is not a vacation. I am here to free myself by freeing others from suffering. I am a catalyst igniter, a truth seeker and truth speaker. Annoyingly stubborn loner who disappears, frequently unpredictable. Observer of the world. An artist, a sensitive, the teacher is always a student. I am an ever-changing spirit, re-visiting earth like a beloved. I am you and me and we are Timeless.
*This is from the bible, many spiritual beliefs from many ancient religions are in the Bible and were also removed, (whether this is acknowledged or not). I believe concepts of eastern meditation and reincarnation were purposefully removed.