Bodhisattvas

cubs_1109Bodhisattvas: beings dedicated to cultivating
Awakening robust and mature in its fullest sense.
Looking wisely there’s actually something deathless,
Looking foolishly cannot see anything of the sort.

Would everyone struggle and strive for awakening
That the blossoming will spread without pause or break.
Should we just complain of difficulties and surrender
The world will never have Awakened Folk.

Don’t forsake life focused in fostering Awakening
To the fullest potential of awareness and strength,
Wishing for human life that is not merely wasted
As it grows out of ignorance through daring to act.

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

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