DarwidHalim wrote:Do you see the recent big news in china where a child was hit by a car and there are 20 people passing by ignoring the child?
Doing nothing is fine. But as a boddhisattva, we need to act based on our best ability and understanding at that moment to help others. If we need to kill and we know motivation is the governing factor, in my opinion we should act.
Irrelevant comparison. It is one thing to stop and help a wounded child and another thing to kill wsomebody because you think/believe it will somehow reduce karma vipakka. Two completely different circumstances.
Well, to an extent.
In the Noble Eightfold Path, the first Right Action is to abstain from taking life, there is nothing in there that says "Abstain from helping dying child lying at the side of the road". Now while it is (apparently) true that in the Bodhisattva Vows there is a clause that says that "if one does not kill..." AND even though there is ONE jataka tale about the Buddha killing ONE being whilst on the Bodhisattva path one must ask themselves: "Am I so so full of it, that I can compare myself to the Buddha when (as a Bodhisattva) he had reached a level of direct knowledge of karma so that he knew exactly what the consequences of the specific act of killing would be?"
"Am I so cock sure of myself to make that sort of decision?"
Coz it seems that many people here are deluded enough to believe that they are.
I personally am unsure of what type of bread to buy for breakfast. "Gimme the wholemeal, actually... no give me the multigrain, hmmmm... that barley bread looks nice, what about those cheese pies, are they fried or baked? etc..."
With the eye of wisdom we discover a lot of anger in us, any amount of jealousy, resentment, ignorance, desire - mountains of emotion whose existence we would never have suspected in ourselves... We recognize that most of the faults we perceive in others are only the mirror of our own negativity, the reflection of our own disturbed feelings... At the same time, we relieve the world around us of the burden of our own negative judgements."
Gendun Rinpoche Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master