35 Compassion

Pure existence godbeing in my own awake space,
Self-existent traveler through the quantum cosmos,
Stirred awake as I dream, I know you are real!
Please let me serve! The world’s pain needs relief!

How can I continue to turn my eyes?
My heart grieves! Why do they suffer?
I cannot embrace all the world’s pain
But my own illusions—these I surrender!

Hidden Dragon! It is you who are mad!
The world is your dream, shield of your fire!
What does it mean to serve—one body, one mind?
Dispel my illusions! That is all I ask.

Fire of Life! Living Love! Truth for peace!
Fire of Life! Living Love! Truth for peace!
Fire of Life! Living Love! Truth for peace!

In this prayer, there is a dramatic clash between human compassion and godbeing intent, and there is no way to avoid it. If your question involves helping other people, you are being asked to consider the incompatibility of human and godbeing life. The most difficult task of undergoing transformation into a godbeing is to watch the most cherished human values disappear into the fires of pure existence. It is a sacrifice only a godbeing can make, and you cannot resolve the paradox that you as a human being must make it. So, what to do? If your desire for god union is real, then you must accept the conditions of godspace life. There is more inherent satisfaction in living out of godspace than in servicing the illusions of others, even when they suffer. Nothing within the human condition can relieve its own suffering, and personal satisfaction gained by compassionate action belies the real source of pain, which is the existential confusion that defines the human experience. If you are having trouble with this idea, look deeply into your resistance. There is no greater relief (or greater loss) than being free of this confusion.