Interestingly enough, a couple a few months ago when I was putting together the syllabus for a course I am teaching, that date (March 10) corresponded to the readings on nationalism and how nation-states create and maintain a national identity and how violence and torture can be “justified” for preserving the state. So on that date I schedule a video – the film 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama – to illustrate an example of how this happens in practice. I had no idea that this march was scheduled for the same date, but I did mention it in the following class a couple days later.
Ubhinnamatthaṃ carati, attano ca parassa ca; paraṃ saṅkupitaṃ ñatvā, yo sato upasammati. Listen Knowing that the other person is angry, one who remains mindful and calm acts for one's own best interest and for the other's interest, too. Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.188 View Pāli on Tipitaka.org Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. […]