Jay1 wrote:1: Will meditation lead me to poverty? If I let go from my attachments, will I end up like a homeless man as I will not desire a home anymore?
Jay1 wrote:1.5: Can a Buddhist be ambitious?
Jay1 wrote:2: Is belief in rebirth necessary? I see no reason to believe in it, so...
Jay1 wrote:3: I know that monks are prohibited to listen to music, should I stop listening to music myself? If not, then why is it a bad idea for monks to listen to music but not for me?
Jay1 wrote:5: Oh, and what teacher would you recommend? Apparently Ajahn Chah and Mahasi Sayadaw are supposed to be good? Are they? Btw, I'm a Christian if that matters (I've heard that Buddha was apathetic to the question of God's existence)
retrofuturist wrote:Well Ajahn Chah and Mahasi Sayadaw are deceased, so if you're allowing the deceased into the equation you may as well go with "The Teacher", aka the Buddha... whose teachings are preserved in the Sutta Pitaka.
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