I add that it is From: In This Very Life: The Liberation Teachings of the
Buddha by Sayadaw U Pandita
Unusually extensive talks given at the Insight Meditation Society,
translated into very clear language by a superb interpreter. An oral
transmission of classical Asian Buddhism turned into a manuscript that
honors that tradition while also engaging the Western mind.
>From: "Antony Woods" <antony272b@...>
>Buddha was not complacent about his enlightenment, but out of great
>compassion and loving care for all those beings who were trainable, he set
>forth after his enlightenment and tirelessly shared the Dhamma with all
>those beings who were ready for it, until the day of his Parinibbana.
>It is said that if you were to combine the compassion that all the mothers
>on this planet feel for their children, it would still not come near the
>Buddha�s great compassion. Mothers have a great capacity for forgiveness.
>is no easy task to bring up children. Children can be very cruel, and at
>times they can inflict emotional and physical harm on their mothers. Even
>when harm is grievous, however, a mother�s heart usually has space to
>forgive her child. In the Buddha�s heart this forgiving space was
>His capacity for forgiveness was one of the manifestations of his great