Truth and kindliness (was Re: DWJ in Israeli newspaper)
rohina at shaw.ca
Tue Feb 17 18:27:42 EST 2004
> >Here's a primer:
> >Sounds like #3 under "The criteria for deciding what is worth saying"
> >" "In the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be factual, true,
> >beneficial, but unendearing & disagreeable to others, he has a sense of the
> >proper time for saying them."
> >Handy, no? Don't ask me what a tathagata is.
>On *this* list, somebody who knows will be along in a minute, I expect. :-)
I looked it up. :-)
It's one of the honorifics of the Bhudda. "The Buddha, considered as a
spiritual principle and not as a historical person, is called 'Tathagata.' "
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