Lyric Rivera, an Autistic self-advocate from Texas, runs the the internationally recognized neurodiversity lifestyle blog Neurodivergent Rebel.
Neurodivergent Rebel was opened in 2016, as a way to introduce people unfamiliar with autism to neurodiversity. The blog, which is sometimes released in written format and also via YouTube video, explores the ideology of neurodiversity and the creative expressions of autistic people. Riveras’ blog pushes for acceptance of neurological differences and respect for the autonomy of neurodivergent people.
Lyric is also known as the pioneer of the #AskingAutistics hashtag, which is often accompanied by a short question about everyday autistic experiences. This simple hashtag connects neurodiverse people who would not otherwise have a reason to engage with each other to foster understanding of the autistic experience.
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12 thoughts on “Talking About My Buddhist Vows – Sentient Beings”
To me that vow is a Bodhisattva vow of committing to saving all beings no matter how long it takes. 10,000, 1,000,000 years…life after life..moment to moment… non-stop. That’s quite a commitment.
Exactly! Since the task is immense we must use technology to our advantage whenever possible. Go where the people are – the internet.
Right. Good point. The other 3 vows aren’t for sissies either. Delusions are endless, teachings are infinite, Buddha way is inconceivable…
While I admire the vow, I would ask a question once asked of me.
Which does more good, the writing of a book (or blog or video) or counseling the broken-hearted, comforting the grieving, feeding the hungry, clothing those without, visiting those in the hospital or in jail.
I am not saying that blogging and such is worthless, but we need to be careful of distancing ourselves from relationships where we do more good. Sometimes the numbers seem to justify our distancing ourselves from people… but does that really help them, or us?
Have a blessed day
For me, meeting people face to face can be stressful and I have a hard time getting my point across clearly in an articulate manner. I am giving what I have to give and that is all some of us have.
Sharing love and trying to make our world a more peaceful place, however you do it, is always a good thing. We aren’t all meant to walk the same road💖
The circumstances need to be right…even Jesus or Buddha could not help others without the right circumstances.
That was kind of a shitty comment in the first place. No one can judge effort. The only person that can determine the value of something is the receiver of it. We fumble a lot with people too – we know how you feel. Keep writing and blogging.
Also, not to say people should not go out and do good in the world too but to ignore this tool as a resource would be foolish.
Thank you for visiting. It seem to fit nicely with this post.