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Response to "The Nature to Sting Vs The Nature to Save"

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  • NamoAmituofo
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      Response to "The Nature to Sting Vs The Nature to Save"



      Q : "One who greatly helps another despite being greatly harmed is a great fool
            or a great Bodhisattva." What does this means?

      A : If one helps another while being harmed continually,
           one might be helping that person to harm oneself and that person indirectly -
           as that person creates negative karma for oneself by harming another,
           while we create negative karma by allowing ourselves to be harmed again and again.
       
           Such a person would be a great fool.

           But on the other hand, if one knows what one is doing as a skilful means,
           one is a great Bodhisattva, or at least, emulating great Bodhisattvas' practice.
       

      - A TDE Reader + Shen Shi'an

       
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