In the Buddhist context
In the Buddhist context, light is particularly associated with wisdom and knowledge; darkness with ignorance and a state of misknowledge.
In the Buddhist context, light is particularly associated with wisdom and knowledge; darkness is associated with ignorance and a state of mis-knowledge. The metaphor of light is a common image in all the major religious traditions.
Inner darkness, which we call ignorance, is the root of suffering. The more inner light that comes, the more darkness will diminish.
He is the source of light in all luminous objects. He is beyond the darkness of matter and is unmanifested. He is knowledge, He isthe object of knowledge, and He is the goal of knowledge. He is situated in everyone’s heart. (13.18)
The basic Buddhist stance on the question of equality between the genders is age-old.
As a Buddhist monk, my concern extends to all members of the human family and, indeed, to all sentient beings who suffer.
When beginning Buddhist practice our ability to serve others is limited â€” the emphasis on healing ourselves, transforming our minds/hearts.
The Buddhist notion of attachment is not what people in the West assume. We say that such love is free of attachment.
Firstly, as a Buddhist monk, I hold that violence is not good. Secondly, I am a firm believer in the Gandhian ethic of passive resistance. And Thirdly, in reality, violence is not our strength.
It is the knowledge or wisdom aspect of the path that is the true antidote to dispelling ignorance.