Dr. Ronald Davidson Engages with the Question: In Buddhism, Is There an Imperative to Teach?
Dr. Davidson discusses the complicated relationship between compassion and awakening with regards to Buddhism. He talks about the Buddha’s awakening and the responsibility of all Buddhists to become Buddha, then discusses both sides of the argument of whether awakening and compassion are inherently related, a topic that has been debated by Buddhists for many years. He also mentions the idea of a "moral mandate" to teach the word of Buddha and how a Buddhist monk must be asked, formally, three times before he will be allowed to teach.
Davidson, Ronald M. and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Ronald Davidson Engages with the Question: In Buddhism, Is There an Imperative to Teach?" May 2012. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. http://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/352
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