In Beyond Religion
the Dalai Lama offers non-sectarian roots of compassion
to motivate global cooperative behaviors
and inner mentally nurturing health values.
He begins with the assumption
his readers are asking,
How and Who are we
to become more compassionate,
more health v pathology discerning?
Not just in our root passionate intent
but in our actual co-invested behavior.
We already respond to such questions
by educating our health/wealth nondualistic hearts.
We already work to restrain negative behaviors
with anger and fear mindful
anti-competitive nonself-marketing management.
We already combat and absorb,
acclimate and cooperatively sublimate
destructive emotional impoverishing tendencies.
We already aspire to cultivate ego-health values,
self-forgiveness for past and future woundedness,
peaceful sufficiency of time and well-being,
left and right bicameral discipline toward mutually transparent confluence,
and co-operative eco-political generosity, paid forward
from one DNA-inspired wealth generation
to those healthy co-arising next.
awareness practices require no special equipment,
no sectarian religious beliefs,
no lack of pro-active commitment to cooperatively vulnerable compassion.
Our global and local vocations,
across vast seas
and on our own thresholds,
to live ethically unitarian, egalitarian
harmoniously Earth patriotic
regeneratively with and for all sentient and sensed Others,
with a wealthier GoldenRule sense of health becoming,
is already co-passionately practiced
practiced independently of any sectarian nature v spirit dualistic intelligence.
Deep natural health and wide spiritual pan-sectarian wealth
educating our cooperatively owned and managed DNA
infused and still faithfully pumping Elder RightBrain
and newer LeftBrain conscientious minds
already co-invest passionate bilaterally committed time,
past with future strings
unweaving and reweaving nature/spirit species,
in multiculturally sustained sensory effort.
global health spirited through locally embodied
efforts to learn kind-hearted health
with wealth-minded integrity
So we can all left/right
yang/yin intelligently benefit
from already enchanting ecopolitical
Note: Drawn and re-quartered from Beyond Religion, especially pp. 101-102, “Starting with Oneself”