RIP MCA: Bodhisattva Vow!

Via on May 5, 2012

You gotta fight for your right not to fit in a square box. To be of benefit to all others in need. And to have fun along the way.

Lyrics: Bodhisattva Vow.

As I Develop The Awakening Mind I Praise The Buddha As They Shine
I Bow Before You As I Travel My Path To Join Your Ranks,
I Make My Full Time Task
For The Sake Of All Beings I Seek

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The Enlightened Mind That I Know I’ll Reap
Respect To Shantideva And All The Others
Who Brought Down The Dharma For Sisters And Brothers
I Give Thanks For This World As A Place To Learn
And For This Human Body That I Know I’ve Earned
And My Deepest Thanks To All Sentient Beings
For Without Them There Would Be No Place To Learn What I’m Seeing
There’s Nothing Here That’s Not Been Said Before
But I Put It Down Now So I’ll Be Sure
To Solidify My Own Views And I’ll Be Glad If It Helps
Anyone Else Out Too

If Others Disrespect Me Or Give Me Flack
I’ll Stop And Think Before I React
Knowing That They’re Going Through Insecure Stages
I’ll Take The Opportunity To Exercise Patience
I’ll See It As A Chance To Help The Other Person
Nip It In The Bud Before It Can Worsen
A Change For Me To Be Strong And Sure
As I Think On The Buddhas Who Have Come Before
As I Praise And Respect The Good They’ve Done
Knowing Only Love Can Conquer In Every Situation
We Need Other People In Order To Create
The Circumstances For The Learning That We’re Here To Generate
Situations That Bring Up Our Deepest Fears
So We Can Work To Release Them Until They’re Cleared
Therefore, It Only Makes Sense
To Thank Our Enemies Despite Their Intent

The Bodhisattva Path Is One Of Power And Strength
A Strength From Within To Go The Length
Seeing Others Are As Important As Myself
I Strive For A Happiness Of Mental Wealth
With The Interconnectedness That We Share As One
Every Action That We Take Affects Everyone
So In Deciding For What A Situation Calls
There Is A Path For The Good For All
I Try To Make My Every Action For That Highest Good
With The Altruistic Wish To Achieve Buddhahood
So I Pledge Here Before Everyone Who’s Listening
To Try To Make My Every Action For The Good Of All Beings
For The Rest Of My Lifetimes And Even Beyond
I Vow To Do My Best To Do No Harm
And In Times Of Doubt I Can Think On The Dharma
And The Enlightened Ones Who’ve Graduated Samsara

 

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3 Responses to “RIP MCA: Bodhisattva Vow!”

  1. madgrooves says:

    FLY FREE "MCA" <3

  2. [...] RIP MCA: Bodhisattva Vow! (elephantjournal.com) [...]

  3. Pat says:

    Disrespect of the office or disrespect of the President?

    Common sense says that anyone who would run for the Presidency must have a respect for the office, or he/she should not be running for it.

    Romney during his debates showed that not only does he disrespect the President, he disrespects the office, and the moderator (which is akin to disrepecting the process of running for office in the manner in which America elects Presidents).

    Having to visualize becoming President means to visualize inhabiting the office, the concerns and the stress that accompanies the job, and the prospect of being challenged in 4 years but hoping for 8 years.

    Nipping this problem in the bud is one of the best methods to preserve democracy and forces Americans to consider the issue as not one solely confined to the personalities involved, or the parties represented.

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