Anthony,

 

As I’ve said before, the kindly uniformed Bodhisattvas who tend to our every 
need during our air travel remind us of this just before we take off:

 

‘Please remember to put on your own oxygen mask first before attempting to help 
others’.

 

Also Jesus, who was not an official flight attendant but did attempt to guide 
his flock so they could ascend to Heaven, is quoted as saying: 

                “5You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and 
then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.” The 
Holy Bible, Matthew 7:5

…Bill!

 

 

From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Anthony Wu
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 4:57 AM
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: Compassion

 

  


ED,

 

I am asking and also telling everybody what I read about the confusing 
Mahayanist literature.

 

Anthony

--- On Sat, 31/7/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Zen] Re: Compassion
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, 31 July, 2010, 8:58 PM

  


Anthony,

Are you asking us or are you telling us?

--ED

 

--- In zen_fo...@yahoogrou ps.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote:
>
> ED,
>  
> In my understanding (if found incorrect, please point out), Buddha says you 
> must first work out your own salvation, then you save others. But the later 
> Mahayanist says that the ideal bodhisatva helps others first, before saving 
> themselves. Can you really help others when facing many problems of your own?
>
> Anthony

 





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