What would the Buddha do?

For several months now I have listened with admiration to U.S. military lawyer Bill Kuebler offering a brilliant defense of the Canadian child-soldier Omar Kadhr in the public media (e.g. on CBC). In this Saturday’s Globe and Mail I discovered that Kuebler is a conservative Christian, guided by the question “What would Jesus do?”.

I think this is a brilliant question. In the Metta Sutra, there is a stanza:

This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness ….

Let them not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.

Who are “the wise”, if not the Buddha(s)?

“What would the Buddha do?” – It’s a good question to ask.

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