Confidence or Arrogance?

Confidence in sharing the Dharma
can be perceived as arrogance
by those who don’t understand the Dharma,
the real source of the confidence,
which reminds us of the importance
of sharing the Dharma more skilfully.

Some need firmer approaches though,
precisely due to arrogance on their part,
which they project onto others
and see as others’ arrogance!
There is a ‘different’ Middle Way –
for each individual when sharing the Dharma!

8 thoughts on “Confidence or Arrogance?

  1. Someone once said,
    People do not care how much you know,
    until they know how much you care.

    I believe Buddha was a known as a Great Teacher,
    not just because of all that He knows,
    but in how He was able to share the Dharma to suit the understanding and needs of those in need.

    Maybe knowing is one thing,
    sharing is another level ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Agree fully!

    Sadly, it is sometimes the other way round…
    as some care how much you know,
    and don’t care about you
    if they assume you know little.

    (It’s a scary phenomenon
    how we sometimes judge the world with faulty perceptions,
    when all we are seeing is a mirror of ourselves.)

    ๐Ÿ™

    Amituofo

  3. Just thought of sharing a similar illustration here:

    http://littlenotesjetty.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-post_4233.html

    it was drawn at at time, when I was feeling pretty “stuck” in my understanding of Buddhism, and my … disappointment with how people interpret/”use” Buddhism.

    I guess it’s always easier to preach, than to actually practise. But at the same time, if nobody was sharing, nobody gets to learn. Maybe the idea is learn, learn how to share, learn to correct, learn to move on, and keep practising along the way! :biggrin:

  4. We should just learn, practise, realise and share best we can… from one another! (Good comic!)

    :cheerful:

    Amituofo

  5. ๐Ÿ™‚
    thanx

    and thanx again,
    for all the time and effort put in
    that keeps this website going ๐Ÿ˜‰
    it’s not an easy task,
    and am glad someone is doing it, hee,
    so thanx again and again
    :biggrin:

  6. Thanks to all for sharing your views,nice comics and thoughts. The labour of love shared multiplies and returns a thousand fold. Keep it up!

    (*) (Y)

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