This vehicle operates under the assumption that you are busy. That you have a lot of responsibility. That you have others that rely on you and that you need to take care of.
You already carry a heavy burden.
Your life is not perfect. It's messy. You have real wounds, they might even still be bleeding.
So that is our basic requirement. That is our ground zero.
Other vehicles might ask you to give it all up. To walk away, leave it behind. Escape it all together. They might ask you to start over, start fresh.
Here, take a reprieve. A 'Get Out of Jail-Free' card.
That might work, maybe. My bet is that it won't though.
Better to deal with what we have. This situation that we are in, it might not look so good. It is heavy, it gets pretty tiring. But it is not fixed, it is not permanent. There is room here. You can work with this.
That is why we call this the Mahayana, the Great Vehicle.
It is called great because it is greater in scope- fulfilling both your own aims and the aims of others.
It is called great because it is greater in aptitude- asking more from you.
We are asking more from you.