Posted by Tim C. (184.108.40.206) on May 26, 2000 at 01:27:49:
In Reply to: Buddhist Stand on the right to chose posted by Katie on May 23, 2000 at 10:04:06:
The following is a quote from the text "Wisdom Energy," and the quote is transcribed from a teaching given by Lama Yeshe. The reason I post this in response to you inquiry is because of how I feel it applies to you asking this cyber-sangha, posting group this question. As we both know, abortion is a hot topic--much emotion surrounds this topic--and therefore, I believe that you will recieve varrying responses from we lay persons. The quote reads as follows:
"All of us who are beginning our practice of dharma, starting to meditate and gain control of our mind need to rely on propper sources of information. We should read books of sound authority and, when doubts arise, we should consult teachers who have mastered their study and practice. If we are guided by books written without a propper understanding, there is great danger that our life will be spent following an incorrect path. Even more important is choosing the correct teacher, guru or lama. He or she must have correct realizations and must actually live the practice of the dharma."
I will post a follow-up to this posting explaining why I have posted this quote regarding your inquiry.
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