I don't have a personal stake in the Zen Studies Society situation.
My friend immediately responded:
If we recite the Great Vows, we have a personal stake in every situation where beings are enslaved.
Point taken, and thank you for the reminder.
Like everyone else, I sometimes get confused about my intention.
Everything matters. Everything is personal.
The Four Great Vows
Sentient beings are numberless, we vow to save them all.
Delusions are endless, we vow to cut through them all.
The teachings are infinite, we vow to learn them all.
The Buddha way is inconceivable, we vow to attain it.