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Old 30-09-2018, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by happy soul
Certainly one could have a lot of theoretical knowledge but simultaneously be an unkind person. Such an individual misses the point. Better would be to be kind and not have knowledge. Perhaps best would be to have both, but even that depends on the person. Kindness is important for everyone, whereas concepts may or may not be desirable.

The Buddha taught about the value of practising The Four Boundless States (Brahma Viharas) of Loving Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity. An excerpt from the sutta (SN 46.54) can be found at the link below:


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