Posted by: Upāsaka | 12/18/2017

Rectitude

It seems to me that, in these times of increasing authoritarianism, any resistance must be based on a foundation of ethics and a transcendent morality that takes into account the karmic repercussions of any action undertaken. In many ways, I would imagine my own part in the resistance as taking its inspiration from Gandhi’s Satyagraha movement. In other words, any type of action to protect the innocent and advocate for the rights of the vulnerable must be undertaken in the basis of a life lived faithfully through the Five Precepts. What’s more, the brahmaviharas have to be ones constant companion and ones only tool and armament when confronting would-be aggressors. The real question now is whether I’m truly committed.


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