Thought for the Day

The following talks are taken from BBC Radio 4's "Thought for the Day" series. Most are by Vishvapani, a Triratna member and are given from a Buddhist perspective. Occasionally relevant talks by speakers from various other faith traditions are included.

"This brief, uninterrupted interlude has the capacity to plant a seed of thought that stays with listeners during the day. Thought for the Day is broadcast during the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 every morning at around 7.45am."

Friday, 24 August 2012

Vishvapani Considers Honour and who Deserves it

In the wake of the Olympics Vishvapani considers honour and who deserves it.

The Buddha concluded that true merit lies in a person’s state of mind, regardless of their social standing or achievements. The core virtues he identified include generosity, ethics, patience, energy, wisdom and loving-kindness. He suggested that we should honour people who possess such qualities above those who are merely attractive or successful, and that doing so is essential for a society’s health.


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