What would you do?

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What would you do?

Postby plwk » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:46 am



What would you do?
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: What would you do?

Postby cooran » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:04 am

I used to work with lone homeless women - and the way they were viewed, spoken to and about, and the way they were treated was reprehensible. Well done in bringing out the fact that they feel just like us, and we are not superior - rather just the opposite.
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: What would you do?

Postby Sam Vara » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:01 am

This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright...


The difficulty in such situations is often being able. Being a good enough social psychologist, or lawyer, or salesperson to make a good change, rather than intervening clumsily and inflaming the situation.

So I know what I should do, and I hope I would have good intentions. It was heartwarming to see the first man intervene effectively. But often the practical mechanics of the intervention are where the difficulties lie, and are what prevent more people from getting involved.

And let us try to have good will for all those concerned.
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Re: What would you do?

Postby Dan74 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:09 am

Great little film. Inspires you with some faith in the human race, doesn't it?

We are not so indifferent and apathetic after all, at least when the suffering and injustice are right in front of us.

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