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A way of bodhisattva

In Mahayana Buddhism, a bodhisattva is an enlightened person who gives up his personal salvation in order to save all living beings through mercy.

To hear, to ignore the consequences,
to give up everything, to sever ties
with common sense, to go along with senses
which choose the bumpy roads to the skies,
to bare yourself, to strip away enigmas
of body, to expose private parts
of soul and, notwithstanding norms and stigmas,
to answer the last call for lonely hearts.

That’s bodhisattva’s way. It's pretty hard
to answer calls of every lonely heart.

31.10.2019
for contest LAST CALL FOR LONELY HEARTS – COLLABORATION 
sponsored by Line Gauthier

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Date: 11/3/2019 4:16:00 AM
I love where your mind carried you for this contest Kurt. I am a follower of the ways of the Buddha's noble eight fold path. This is beautiful my friend. Best of luck in the contest. xxoo
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 11/10/2019 3:28:00 PM
Thank you very much, dear Connie. A former Buddhist reaches out his hand to a present Buddhist over the abyss of emptiness)
Date: 11/1/2019 8:25:00 PM
I could never be one of those. It's also a hard concept for me to understand. Good poem on this one, Kurt.
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 11/2/2019 5:16:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea. Sometimes mercy takes monstrous forms. As I said, this is the hardest way to heaven.
Date: 10/31/2019 11:17:00 AM
Those Buddist rituals linked to self introspection and elevate the spirit to a higher level of insightful meditation, leave the flesh on the ground and send their spirit beyond the space-time limit as a way of getting into total embodiement with God,...whence an etrnal pleasure. nirvana and Nibana and samsara.... ''every one is responsible of his own acts'' . nice meditation kurt .
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 10/31/2019 11:23:00 AM
Thanks for so enlightened comment, mon ami francophone) The bodhisattva’s way is too hard for me. I chose the other one.
Date: 10/31/2019 11:16:00 AM
Excellent take on this contest, well done. Reads like a winner to me, my best to you. xomo
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 10/31/2019 11:24:00 AM
Thank you very much, Maureen. Rays of love)
Date: 10/31/2019 10:43:00 AM
Nicely done!
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 10/31/2019 11:23:00 AM
Thanks, Kim)