[Buddha-l] Ethical Dilemmas

Erik Hoogcarspel jehms at xs4all.nl
Thu Jun 10 03:31:23 MDT 2010

Op 10-06-10 10:19, Dan Lusthaus schreef:
>>> You forgot to mention the man on the other track is the Buddha...
> Joy's quip is the healthy beginning of the undoing of that sort of question.
> It's constructed to foster the assumption that this sort of ethics is
> quantifiable -- fewer dead is better. But what if the five people on the
> track have just left a home where they raped and killed all the occupants,
> while the one person on the other track is a scientist on the verge of
> discovering the cure for AIDS? Does the "equation" change?
Perhaps it would be interesting to recall the story of Angulimala here. 


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