[Buddha-l] Ethical Dilemmas

Dan Lusthaus vasubandhu at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 10 07:16:33 MDT 2010

Hi Joy,

>Why always this urge to
> intervene? Let Mother Nature do her job.

Careful not to jump to the other extreme. There is a difference between 
having to do something as opposed to having something to do. Sila is one of 
the tripod legs on which Buddhism stands, and shouldn't be neglected in the 
name of observation-only samadhi (or some other name, such as Father 
Nature). There is no compassion, no prajna, no Buddhism, without 


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