To defend the innocent is a bright deed. To kill is a dark deed. To kill in defense of the innocent is a deed both bright and dark

On how the Buddhist tetralemma helps us to approach ethical questions with an appropriate level of compassion, nuance, and humility.

This essay constitutes Bhante Sujato’s (somewhat elliptical) response to the now-infamous Bodhi/Thanissaro debate on “Just War.”