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Community of the Cosmic Cardinal Cross

The Cosmic Cardinal Cross was taught in New Orleans starting from 1958. The following affirmation was written by the woman who first used the Cosmic Cardinal Cross and who established the Bodhi Sala community.

I AM A HUMBLE BROTHER

 

I am a humble brother in the Great Family of Humanity. I am one with my brothers.

 

I realize:

There is a Great Sacred Power within myself;

It is also within all beings in the Universe.

The Power in me is ONE with the Power of my brothers.

 

I realize:

I am a unit of Light within the Great Sea of Light;

Every form of Life in the Universe is a unit of Light in

The Great Sea of Light.

 

I realize:

I am a unit of Mind within the Great Universal Mind;

Every form in the Universe is, also, a unit of Mind.

I am One with all units of Mind in the One Universal Mind.

I realize that the Universe is the Macrocosm and I am the Microcosm;

I realize my position in the Universal Pattern of Life.

 

May the Great Sacred Power within me, the Great Sea of Light,

The Great Universal Mind,

Be reflected through the humble unit that is me,

So that by my thoughts and words and deeds

The Brotherhood of Humanity may be raised

One step nearer to the Goal of Perfection.

 

May all beings realize the Great Sacred Power within themselves

And use it to its fullest extent.

I will do my part to make this possible.

 

I am a humble brother in the Great Family of Humanity.

I am a unit of Light, a unit of Mind, a unit within the All.

I realize:

There has never been a severance of the units from The Source-of-All. All is ONE. Separation lies in thought.

 

I am a humble brother in the Great Family of Humanity.

I am ever a student with open Mind, a “Servant of Humanity”.

I blend my Light with the Light of all Those who work for the

Upliftment of Humanity from the darkness of ignorance.

All of the units of Light blend into One Great Light.

 

I am a Channel of Truth in the world.

The Spiritual Light that comes from the Source-of-All (the Dot in the Centre of the Universal Circle) Pours into me and through me. That LIGHT is the Cloak that enfolds me

As I move among the crowds of men unidentified, unnoticed, Lending a helping hand to a brother when and where it is needed, So that my brother can learn to stand alone and to help himself.

Thus do I stand.

 

KUMI MAITREYA

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 From the Wat Buddha Oregon web site,
a part of the Buddha, the brotherhood, the teachings and the community, an affirmation for freedom.

Loving Kindness

May I be free from anger and fear.

May I be free from mental suffering.

May I be free from physical suffering.

May I take care of myself happily.

 

May my parents, teachers, relatives and friends, fellow Dhamma farers;

May they be free from anger and fear, be free from mental suffering, be free from physical suffering.

May they take care of themselves happily

 

May all the meditators in this compound be free from anger and fear, be free from mental suffering, be free from physical suffering.

May they take care of themselves happily.

 

May all monks in this compound, novice monks, laymen and laywomen disciples;

May they be free from anger and fear, be free from mental suffering, be free from physical suffering.

May they take care of themselves happily.

 

May our donors of the four supports: clothing, food, medicine and lodging, be free from anger and fear, be free from mental suffering, be free from physical suffering.

May they take care of themselves happily.

 

May our guardian angels and devas in this monastery, in this dwelling, in this compound;

May the guardian angels and devas be free from anger and fear, be free from mental suffering, be free from physical suffering.

May they take care of themselves happily.

 

May all beings, all breathing things, all creatures, all individuals, all personalities, all beings with mind and body;

May all females, all males, all noble ones, saints, all worldlings, those yet to attain sainthood, all devas, deities, all humans, all those in the four woeful planes;

May they be free from anger and fear, be free from mental suffering, be free from physical suffering.

May they take care of themselves happily.

 

May all beings be free from suffering.

May whatever they have gained not be lost.

All beings are owners of their own karma.

 

In the eastern direction,

In the western direction,

In the northern direction,

In the southern direction,

In the southeast direction,

In the northwest direction,

In the northeast direction,

In the southwest direction,

In the direction below,

In the direction above;

 

May all beings, all breathing things, all creatures, all individuals, all personalities, all beings with mind and body;

May all females, all males, all noble ones, saints, all woelings, those yet to attain sainthood, all devas, all deities, all humans, all those in the four woeful planes;

May they be free from anger and fear, be free from mental suffering, be free from physical suffering.

May they take care of themselves happily.

 

May all beings be free from suffering.

May whatever they have gained not be lost.

All beings are owners of their own kamma.

 

From as far up as the highest plane of existence to as far down as the lowest plane in the entire universe,

Whatever beings that move on earth;

May they be free of mental suffering and anger, and from physical suffering and fear.

 

From as far up as the highest plane of existence to as far down as the lowest plane in the entire universe,

Whatever beings that move on water,

May they be free of mental suffering and anger and from physical suffering and fear.

 

From as far up as the highest plane of existence to as far down as the lowest plane in the entire universe,

Whatever beings that move in air,

May they be free of mental suffering and anger and from physical suffering and fear.

The Community
of the
Cosmic Cardinal Cross


   There are many who live and breathe the Cosmic Cardinal Cross and they form the Bodhi Sala community.
   Bodhi Sala is a sacred place of wisdom on a higher plane where the Lotus meets the Rose. People in that community are known as Bodhisalaists.
 
   
The members of that community lead many different kinds of lives, but all aspire to be a living Cosmic Cardinal Cross. They live by principles for a self-governing community of free people, and base their lives on a positive ethic of compassion, goodwill, harmony, co-operation and wisdom. There is no ideological rigidity of practice and no obsessive compulsive set of codified rules for day to day living.


Principles of the 
Cosmic Cardinal Cross Community

    The potential for fulfillment of the individual in a community of free people is not an idealistic dream, but realizable by focused learning, practice and experience which produces the benefits for oneself, for others and for society as a whole. It takes a peaceful mind, unattached and open with awareness of the laws of reciprocity. Those benefits are material, emotional, mental and spiritual.

There are basic fundamental behaviors for individuals for the community to succeed.

  • Everyone has a heart that is open to learning and constructive action.
  • Everyone understands the law of cause and effect and seeks to realize their full potential.
  • Everyone respects the right of other individuals to be physically secure in person and things.
  • Everyone is honest, open and friendly.
  • Violence, theft, deception, lying and sexual misconduct are avoided.  


The resulting human character is one based on principle and self knowledge, that is results oriented while knowing moderation, that is socially graceful, connected and networked, and able to relate to people well.

            The best beginning in life is to be surrounded by people who are well meaning and supportive. They provide wisdom and good examples. They show you the discipline for developing in life. There is no better basis for future growth. Whatever the relationship from family or friends or business associates, the characteristics of the best people around you are the same: watching out for you and your belongings and goals, helping you do good and restraining you from doing bad, helping you succeed and keeping you from ruin, showing you what is new and better, commiserating and celebrating with you in your life, and defending you even to the point of laying down their own life.

      Life has a similar pattern for most people when life is peaceful and prosperous. They hope to succeed in their family tradition, earn a living, have a place in society, marry and raise a family successfully.

There are different ways of measuring success in life.

  • There are those who have confidence,
  • who have successful advancement,
  • who are better at earning money,
  • who have a harmonious home life,
  • who are wise, knowledgeable and reflective.

The kind of relationships in life are a similar polarity for most people. Sorted astrologically, there is a natural polarity in life, and a balance to keep based on ethics, appropriate behavior and goodwill.

·         Self and Spouse is like the polarity of Aries and Libra

·         Employer and Employee is like the polarity of Taurus and Scorpio

·         Student and Teacher is like the polarity of Gemini and Sagittarius

·         Family and Community is like the polarity of Cancer and Capricorn

·         Child and Parent is like the polarity of Leo and Aquarius

·         Service and Sacrifice is like the polarity of Virgo and Pisces

Out of the community arises three basic kinds of community involvement: leader, administrator and activist.

Cultural Customs

·         Blessing Oneself

·         Household Blessing Purification

·         Puberty

·         Wedding

·         Child Blessing & Naming

·         (Others not listed)

Calendar of Religious Feasts, Ceremonies and Rituals

·         Full Moon Rituals

o   August: Feast of the Golden Apples: Celebration of the Marriage of Omeruka and Maitreya

·         Seasonal Rituals

o   Winter Solstice + 12 days: Feast of the 12th Night Treasures

·         (Others not listed)

 Death: It is better when someone is dying for there to be someone helping them stay focused for the best outcome when the spirit leaves the body. Sometimes keening in the musical key of the person’s ruling planet or astrological sign helps the spirit. After death, leave the body untouched for three days, and then burn it. In those three days, the spirit extracts itself from the clinging of the lower material animal and vegetative self.  For a Bodhisalaist, a lifetime of being a living breathing Cosmic Cardinal Cross means having the strength of mind and mental imagery to keep the life force focused above the shoulders, above the level of the horizontal base of the triangle to exit out the top of the head when the moment comes to leave the body in the chaos of death. 
---------------------------------------------------------------    Affirmation for the newly dead

When through confusion I wander, may the undistracted light of study, reflection and meditation bring me to my center point.

When through intense ignorance I wander, may the luminous light of wisdom bring me to my center point.

When through intense aggression I wander, may the luminous light of mirror-like wisdom bring me to my center point.

When through intense pride I wander, may the luminous light of the wisdom of equality bring me to my center point.

When through intense desire I wander, may the luminous light of discriminating wisdom bring me to my center point.

When through intense envy I wander, may the luminous light of action accomplishing wisdom bring me to my center point.

When through strong unconscious tendencies I wander, may the luminous light of innate wisdom bring me to my center point.

When through fierce confused projections I wander, may the light of abandoning all fear bring me to my center point.

May the element of earth not turn, stand or rise against me.

May the element of water not turn, stand or rise against me.

May the element of air not turn, stand or rise against me.

May the element of fire not turn, stand or rise against me.

May the rainbow of the elements not turn, stand or rise against me.

May the sounds, lights and rays not turn, stand or rise against me.

May I know all the sounds as my own sound,
May I know all the lights as my own light,
May I know all the rays as my own ray.

OIA, OIA, OIA

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