2009年10月30日星期五

The just should make a proper investigation, the impartial are call the true justices

He is not thereby just because he hastily arbitrates cases. The wise man should investigate both right and wrong.
The intelligent person who leads others not falsely but lawfully and impartially, who is a guardian of the law, is called one who abides by the law (dhammaṭṭha).
Ven. Nàrada, Dhammapada

Ven. Kakkapalliye Anuruddha Thera解釋了以上的偈誦,記錄了佛陀對法官的意見,指出法官應具備的條件。

有一次,比丘入舍衛城化食,聽到一群人正在叫囂,查問得知原來人們正抗議法官的裁決不公。回到寺院後,比丘把事情告訴佛陀。佛陀指出,法官在審理案件時不可草率,要依據法律公正地作出裁決,得出的判決便不會受到人們的挑戰。

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