From the 14th chapter of the Lotus Sutra (Gene Reeves translation 2008)
Bodhisavttvas always delight
In teaching the Dharma
In a peaceful,
They teach the fine
And wonderful meaning
Of the Dharma
With a peaceful face.
By these skillful means
They will cause to aspire to awakening,
To advance steadily
And enter the Buddha way.
After my extinction,
If there are any monks who are able to preach
This Wonderful Dharma Flower Sutra,
They will be free from jealousy and anger,
From distress and obstacles.
This is the spirit of this site – safe and easy practices. I have been noticing lately that many comments do not fit the safe and easy practices. I suggest that visitors to this site read the 14th chapter of the Lotus Sutra before posting comments. There will always be heated dialogue on this site. But how many of you know the definition of dialogue? Here the definition for Dictionary.com
di·a·logue – an exchange of ideas or opinions on a particular issue, especially a political or religious issue, with a view to reaching an amicable agreement or settlement.
“With a view to reaching an amicable agreement” – that means each person must have an open mind, must listen to the others and be willing to come to an agreement. Coming to an agreement involves adjusting our views or opinions with the addition of opposing views and new information. Please keep this in mind when posting on fraughtwithperil.com.
Nancy Thomsen, owner fraughtwitpewril.com