Truth and kindliness (was Re: DWJ in Israeli newspaper)

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Tue Feb 17 18:27:42 EST 2004


> >Here's a primer:
> >http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-vaca.html
> >Sounds like #3 under "The criteria for deciding what is worth saying"
> >"[3] "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.' "

Robyn 
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