Is it compassionate to speak truth to power?

Post Reply
bcol01
Posts: 276
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:20 pm

Is it compassionate to speak truth to power?

Post by bcol01 »

:namaste:
User avatar
jake
Global Moderator
Posts: 1485
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:13 pm

Re: Is it compassionate to speak truth to power?

Post by jake »

As this is a discussion forum and not a google search box It would be helpful if you began to write full posts, providing details supporting your question instead of just typing a generic search phrase as the topic subject. What power? what truth? How do you understand/define compassion?
bcol01
Posts: 276
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:20 pm

Re: Is it compassionate to speak truth to power?

Post by bcol01 »

In the context of Nichiren Buddhism, I was hoping to get some clarity on whether speaking truth to power is a compassionate way of speaking.
My understanding of compassion is the removal/wanting to remove the suffering of others and, treating them with respect because of their underlying Buddha-nature/potential. I am open to hearing whatever else you'd like to add. *With Gassho*
jake wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:14 pm As this is a discussion forum and not a google search box It would be helpful if you began to write full posts, providing details supporting your question instead of just typing a generic search phrase as the topic subject. What power? what truth? How do you understand/define compassion?
Post Reply

Return to “Nichiren”