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Upasaka (?) Frank K possible does a lot of crime in telling:

  1. Classical Chritians, "Liberal" ideas:

Here's a great database with brief descriptions where brave individuals often had to face great hardship, like getting fired from their job, ostracized from their church and family, for doing the right thing....

  1. The try to justify with Subjecting:

If you witness the [Dhamma] (Beloved, good?, what one identifies with) being molested, are cognizant of it, and you don't do something about it, you are complicit in the crime.

If you were not cognizant of it, did not understand it was a crime, but it was later explained to you clearly, then you have a duty to do.

If you were not cognizant of it, but it was explained to you, and you intentionally did not pay attention to the explanation and willfully avoided looking at the evidence, then you are complicit in the crime.

  1. The possible "crime" of a Recluse pointing out faults and misconduct of a householder.

Maybe someone, out of compassion, likes to assist a fellow to gain Jhana, insight and possible awareness release, by a proper answer.

Does any kind of crime justify another? If, till what extend does aversion not simply nurish the root, Moha, to burn on?

[Not at all given for trade and exchange but for release from this wheel of corruption]

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I read this as a three part question.


The first question is, "is the following statement, as quoted, correct?" --

If you witness the Dhamma being molested, are cognizant of it, and you don't do something about it, you are complicit in the crime.

I think it depends on context, and it matters how you do it.

"Duty Calls"

To me some details the image above (i.e. an explosive or fiery noise depicted from the keyboard, and the word WRONG being underlined, even the posture) implies the person is motivated by anger, a fixed view, a desire to erase what they see as wrong, conceit.

That, presumably, "is an endless path".


The next question is, "Is it wrong for a recluse to point out faults and misconduct of a householder"? And, "Is it wrong for someone else to try to 'do something about' a recluse doing that?"

I find that difficult to answer because perhaps there are contexts (specific situations and people and ways of doing it and intents) where it's appropriate.

But I think it's generally inappropriate on this site,

Answers vs Advice

In general, unless you actually are the questioner's teacher, don't assume a teacher's mantle.

... and I think that as moderator I'm expected to moderate it -- e.g. to delete comments which "point out faults and misconduct".


Thirdly, "Does any kind of crime justify another? If, till what extend does aversion not simply nurish the root, Moha, to burn on?"

You presumably know the answer to that.

Dhp 5

Hatred is, indeed, never appeased by hatred in this world. It is appeased only by loving-kindness. This is an ancient law.

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