The Good Courage writer for today reminded readers that our freedom is never singular, but plural. He wrote, ” I can only be free if every being around me is free,” and went on to make similiar assertions about the freedom of all humans, of the rivers to run without pollution, of the forests to remain standing, and if public policies exist for the least of these.
His words reminded me of Buddhism’s Four Immeasurables:
Here, they are expressed in a traditonal Tibetan Buddhist prayer:
May all beings have happiness and the cause of happiness.
May they be free of suffering and the cause of suffering.
May they never be disassociated from the supreme happiness which is without suffering.
May they remain in the boundless equanimity, free from both attachment to close ones and rejection of others.
Thank you for facilitating the Lenten zooms, I always find your words thought- provoking. Sue