befriend wrote:heres another moral dilemma that happens in real life. John Mcain was a POW he was given the opportunity to leave the torture camp. he stayed at the camp out of solidarity for his fellow soldiers. i would think his fellow soldiers would want him to leave, so they could rejoice in his freedom and safety. and now he put himself in a place of misery and pain. what do you think is the correct thing to do? the connection you make with a fellow soldier must be incredibly strong, and i can see where he is coming from, but if he really wanted to make the other soldiers happy i think he would have left the camp. what is your take on this?
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."