Cosmic Loti World View

(The first bit’s taken from the ‘About page. So not altogether new, but all together it explains ‘Cosmic Loti’ a bit more.) 

The lotus is a Buddhist symbol for awakening to the spiritual reality of life

There’s some terrific symbology here :)
Like, we know the lotus grows in mud. Just as we start off buried in the mud of our worldly concerns. But we can use Buddha’s advice to grow through the mire of ordinary life, and emerge sparkly clean and pure in the sunlight. Even the lotus’s leaves are self-cleaning ~ the rain naturally washes the dirt away. And so Dharma revitalizes all area of our life. The stalk of the lotus is strong, just as we are strengthened by the Dharma.

“According to the Lalitavistara, ‘the spirit of the best of men is spotless, like the new lotus in the [muddy] water which does not adhere to it’, and, according to esoteric Buddhism, the heart of the beings is like an unopened lotus: when the virtues of the Buddha develop therein the lotus blossoms. This is why the Buddha sits on a lotus in bloom.” (Buddhist Studies)

Kadam Morton

So why are they ‘Cosmic’?¸.•*¨

☆*⋆It’s like we’re stood in the mud reaching for the stars on this blog – via the mind-set that it’s really just a little stretch – standing on tippy-toes. “If we identify with our limitations, our failures, we limit ourselves unnecessarily.” (Kadam Morten) Better to start from where we are; and allow our thinking to expand.

There’s no mud or stars outside the perception of the perceiver

Your world is a reflection of your mind. How we experience the world depends upon how we see the world. So if we change our mind we change our world.” (KM) In every moment, the world we experience is our choice. This is true on many levels. And as we practice manipulating how we view, and so create our world, the more we’ll actually be able to manipulate our reality.

That’s why Ghandi’s “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Really does work!
We change our world for ourselves and each other all the time; why not do it consciously, the way we want it.
And while we’re creating a better world; can’t we do it for the greater good?

Kadam Morten (KM) quote from Think Big video clip

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jas Baku
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 10:15:13

    “Shariputra, know that everything is mere name” !

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  2. Jinxy
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 22:22:24

    Disagree. I wouldn’t choose this world, with my hard earned taxes being spent on jubilee parties for Queen Elizard-beth and bombs for brown children.
    That’s down to karma right? We can’t chose what karma ripens, so we can’t change our world. I’d swap them around if I could, so the kids got the parties and the monarchy the bomb 😐

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  3. Jas Baku
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:41:16

    I can sympathise Jinxy. There’s so much injustice in this world that you wouldn’t wish upon anybody. And yes, it’s our shared karma to experience that.
    But as Morton said, “in every moment, the world we experience is our choice.” Shit happens – of course it does – that’s beyond our control. What we do control is our interpretation of things – how we react to them. For instance, questioning the motives of the monarchy with a blaming mind, and getting angry that kids are getting cluster bombed don’t help the situation. Instead it disempowers us. Having a calm and compassionate mind is infinitely more powerful.

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