CONTINUED FROM VINAYA RULES/WEE NEE…II

JinThote
Posted on: 2008/7/26 17:20

Re: HARMONY – AT WHAT PRICE? SHOULD THERE BE LIMITS FOR CERTAIN CASES?
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Moreover, Kyawhtin1 commented on the heroic acts of Zaganar and Su Su Nway. While doing so, he found out what Buddhism said about heroic acts. These heroic acts were also considered to be giving Dana donations. They gave protection to the community against dangers and destructive elements.

Kyawhtin1’s 10/29/07 posting on “Zaganar Arrested Again” below:

http://myanmargazette.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=292&forum=20&post_id=745#forumpost745

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/various/wheel367.html

by Acariya Dhammapala

From the Cariyapitaka Atthakatha, translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi …

“While discussing various DANA (GIVING DONATIONS), it says;

….The giving of fearlessness is the GIVING OF PROTECTION to beings when they have become frightened on account of kings, thieves, fire, water, enemies, lions, tigers, other wild beasts, dragons, ogres, demons, goblins, etc….

It is saying that giving of heroic acts (fearlessness) to protect others is also a form of “Dana” (Donation giving) and will earn high merits. ….

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