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Question: Is it alright to matchmake good friends who are good in character?

Answer: It does not accord with the Bodhisattva Precepts to do matchmaking – as it helps to perpetuate Samsara by encouraging attachment. You should encourage them to learn the Dharma. Whether they become attached will not be of your doing, while they might become spiritual friends!

We want to unite people in the Dharma, as spiritual friends who help one another to be liberated from Samsara; not to unite people in Samsara, as worldly partners who ‘help’ one another to stay trapped in Samsara. Without the Dharma, attached or not, one will stay trapped.

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