If you could meet the Buddha

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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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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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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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Easy: may I go forth under this doctrine and discipline?
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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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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!
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Don't worry, it's just a phase. :tongue:
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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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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.
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Kill him of course!
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Alexander____ wrote:Kill him of course!
That's not a question!
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