But if he speaks about and teaches the
immortal (timeless truth),
others will know him.
So let him light up the Dharma, let him lift the sage's banner
-The Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya
Commentary (1): The
Buddha wished his Dhamma to be as widespread as possible so that all could learn
to live in happiness and peace, and he expected all of his disciples to share
with others what he had shared with them. -Ven.
Commentary (2): One would expect one who
lifts the banner of the truth of the Dhamma to first and foremost speak up for
the truths of everyday life. For how can one be expected to deliver the
ultimate truth if one cannot be truthful over the trivial? -Shen
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