If you could meet the Buddha

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Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Post by Sam Vara » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:33 pm

binocular wrote:
Sam Vara wrote:
clw_uk wrote:Was Buddha literate though?
Probably not, so I'd ask him to dictate and then make his mark.
Which seems to be what pretty much happened anyway. We're back to relying on the scribes ...
Yes, but this time, I'd be one of the scribes! Don't worry, I'd send all my friends here on DW a private message telling them exactly how it is...

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Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Post by jabalí » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:27 pm

clw_uk wrote:If a time machine were invented and you could meet the Buddha one on one, face to face, yet were only able to ask him one question, what would you ask?
Mind if I tape your dhamma talks?

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Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Post by DNS » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:49 am

binocular wrote:
clw_uk wrote:If a time machine were invented and you could meet the Buddha one on one, face to face, yet were only able to ask him one question, what would you ask?
I've been thinking about this for years. I don't have any questions anymore that I would ask the Buddha were I to meet him.
Why not? Do you have it all figured out? Or is it that you trust the texts? If so, how do you know for sure they are all correct?

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Re: If you could meet the Buddha

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Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Post by Reductor » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:09 am

Easy: may I go forth under this doctrine and discipline?

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Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Post by binocular » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:31 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
binocular wrote:I've been thinking about this for years. I don't have any questions anymore that I would ask the Buddha were I to meet him.
Why not? Do you have it all figured out? Or is it that you trust the texts? If so, how do you know for sure they are all correct?
I wouldn't ask him anything because I've become too jaded and too cynical.
That's what I get for hanging out with Buddhists!

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Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Post by Dinsdale » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:40 am

binocular wrote:I wouldn't ask him anything because I've become too jaded and too cynical.
That's what I get for hanging out with Buddhists!
:stirthepot:
Don't worry, it's just a phase. :tongue:
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Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Post by Aloka » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:18 am

Spiny Norman wrote:
binocular wrote:I wouldn't ask him anything because I've become too jaded and too cynical.
That's what I get for hanging out with Buddhists!
:stirthepot:
Don't worry, it's just a phase. :tongue:

...and one can always turn off one's internet device if one doesn't actually socialise with Buddhists in "meat space" !

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Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Post by binocular » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:37 am

Aloka wrote:...and one can always turn off one's internet device if one doesn't actually socialise with Buddhists in "meat space" !
That, however, doesn't solve the problem, as the effects of association with certain people reverberates in one's life, in one way or another, for a long time after the actual meeting; reverberates in the form of new questions, doubts, prospects that yet need to be addressed or resolved.
Every person we save is one less zombie to fight. -- World War Z

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Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Post by Alexander____ » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:41 am

Kill him of course!

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Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Post by chownah » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:15 pm

Alexander____ wrote:Kill him of course!
That's not a question!
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Re: If you could meet the Buddha

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