The World Is The Way

February 25, 2012

Compassion arises naturally,
when suffering  is recognized as universal.

For in the great expanse of time and space,
all beings suffer.

In recognition of one’s own Voidness,
the refuge of absence precedes liberation.

Yet even if liberated, delusion persists, and thus suffering.

Compassion leads to commitment,
when suffering is recognized as resolute.

Determined to have its way,
by insistence on selfhood,
misery weaves its way through time and space,
creating an urgent call to act.

This is the way of the world – the world is the way.

To ease the suffering of friend and foe alike,
this is the Bodhisattva’s path.