beeblebrox wrote:This reminds me of the Lotus Sutra, except there is something which makes it a bit different. It says that the Buddha arises when there are people who are gentle, reverent and upright, but then that he disappears when people are perverse and arrogant. (Chapter 16, "The Lifespan of Tathagata."):anjali:
Time is best spent on ten who need a small push over the edge than one who needs all the time and still will never see the edge. But opportunities on the way to the market are not passed by.
Everything that is done in the course of daily life can serve as an example, who is watching when? Since the buddha is always aware of the self and it's actions, the buddha is always a good example to any who happen to be watching.
Those without self knowledge, those living in their own world never know when their actions are destructive, so their example is destructive.