Yesterday i had an idea...
"I had a hard time finding good sources to learn Buddhism and when i found some the content was questionable.But years after i finally have a good collection of teachings that i use for my learning.But even today some poor guy out there is having the same struggle that i once had.So why shouldn't i help them?"
In this thought i translated some Theravada teachings and posted one in our community yesterday.
So few hours after a good friend i found on this site advised me to have the self control of waiting a question instead of turning Buddhism SE to a blog post.Spent the day thinking about it and i came across this feeling....
Imagine yourself as a man with boat on a river.You have been in both sides of the river many times and have no problem doing it because you have a boat.But thousands try to swim across the river and rarely anyone asks for help before they jump in. If someone asks for help while getting washed away from the tides you are to slow to reach them.
So the question is whether you are going to be gentle and wait for a request or offer to help them anyway?
I have trouble understanding the key value of this community is it Keeping a site unchanged in a ever changing world or Helping poor new comers to find their way and answer good questions to help every ones understanding get better.
I am from Sri Lanka,as to our Theravada teachings one must always share his knowledge of dharma with other because it helps clear his view and it helps another ones path.It is also described as the Highest form of offering than anyone can possibly do in a "Buddha shasana" (In an era of a Buddha)
I saw this conversation in the comments section of my post
I am asking the same question now. We have the best community here, no one can say lies here,no one can spread non-Dharma as Dharma here. Here we have absolute proof of what we get to read.So tell me why we are so shy? Why don't we start being a good source of Dharma as well?