How do we save others? How do we save ourselves? By becoming one with them. By becoming one with the lives within us. Daehaeng Kun Sunim sometimes referred to our inherent nature as a smelter. It’s a furnace that utterly melts down whatever is put into it. No matter how rusted or bent, whatever goes in there, is melted down and comes back out clean and shiny, and ready to be made into something new and useful.
Aside from the working at letting go, none of this is something “I” do. Rather, “my” work is trying to let go, and then, if this connection with the whole is made, the whole works together as one to make it happen.
Are you remembering to recite the verses below? 🙂 I find it takes at least three times before it begins to sink in.
I take refuge in one mind,
like the love of a Bodhisattva,
the thoughts it gives rise to
embrace everything throughout all realms.
(없는 고로 큰 시방에 두루두루 한생각을 내시어서) 보살행을 하심같이