The boddhisatva vow is about not letting yourself get enlightened until others are enlightened first.
I bet the guy who came up with this concept was obsessing over the same problems I obsess over.
When you have an urge to share something, you find that you can also opt to embody it instead. But then you lose the urge to share it (because when you embody something, you stop wanting to talk ABOUT it).
What happened to that guy after he got enlightened?
Maybe he never bothered to go back and correct himself.
Maybe he said, “let those Instagram/TikTok boddhisattvas 2,000 years from now wrestle with this. It will be good for them.”
What does it mean to serve others?
Here’s the question on the table: do you trust your true nature or not?
FACT: You’re not being tested.
There’s no great teacher in the sky. You can’t do this through an act of will alone. That’s the lesson you need to learn.
It ain’t that complicated.
If you don’t let yourself synchronize, you miss an opportunity to learn from pain. But…if you force yourself to synchronize, you miss an opportunity to learn from freedom.
So…what should you do?
Again, do you trust your true nature? At the end of the day, THAT’S what needs to be reconciled.
You can’t do it through an act of will or intellect. You have to trust that the environment you’re in is going to teach you.
You can’t be both the student and the teacher at the same time. Let the teacher be the teacher. When the student is ready, the teacher will be appear, or whatever they say.
The environment will train you. Aim for synchronicity with the environment. That’s the goal.
But…maybe you think that’s dangerous. You think if you synchronize with your environment, you’ll just spend the whole day playing video games.
Maybe…but, do you trust your true nature?
If not, then when stuff happens, you’ll get upset. But, that’s its own issue. It’s not exempt from any of this. Nothing is.
Take your pick. It’s up to you.