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Re: Theos-World Re: a question on hurt

Sep 17, 2001 12:00 PM
by Nick Weeks

> > From:
> > Subject: a question...
> >
> > "If someone hurts me in some inconceivable way,
> > May i regard that person as my greatest teacher"
> > Do we think this is a theosophical view?

In Mahayana Buddhism, where the Bodhisattva ideal is sought, this attitude is
found. Theosophy agrees with it. Our greatest opportunity for growth in
selflessness is during a time when our self is bemoaning its downcast state.
Even our enemies can be thought of as our best friends & teachers, for they
provide us with the chance to practice patience, among other needed
bodhisattvic virtues.

Fare Thee Well,


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