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Would Buddha lock his bike?
    #1962648 - 09/29/03 02:28 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Would The Buddha chain his bike up?


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: chunder]
    #1962663 - 09/29/03 02:33 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

> Would The Buddha chain his bike up?

Does a tree chain the air it breaths?


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Seuss]
    #1962664 - 09/29/03 02:33 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Someone would steal it if he didnt.


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: baraka]
    #1962684 - 09/29/03 02:38 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I'm pretty sure he'd prefer not to be dependant on his bike.


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: baraka]
    #1962692 - 09/29/03 02:41 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

But he doesn't care about material possessions.
If he has no bike, he will walk.

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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: MAIA]
    #1962712 - 09/29/03 02:50 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

i think buddha would want to lock his bike up, since it makes his life easier and it would be a hassle to walk all the way over to the nearest bike shop and get a new one. who wouldn't lock their bike up?


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: IamHungry]
    #1962716 - 09/29/03 02:50 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

> who wouldn't lock their bike up

The Buddha.


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Seuss]
    #1962754 - 09/29/03 03:00 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Personally I don't think the Buddha would acquire a bike in the first place.

If it did have one, it wouldnt lock it up imho :smile:


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: chunder]
    #1962845 - 09/29/03 03:38 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

sometimes


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: CleverName]
    #1962856 - 09/29/03 03:41 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I think the Buddha would recoginze how he has the choice to do whatever he feels like, and if he feels like chaining up his bike, then he will. One doesn't have to be attached to material possesions to have material possesions and to continue to have them.
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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: chunder]
    #1962867 - 09/29/03 03:44 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

There is a zen story that goes something like:

A master was sitting at night meditating under the full moon. A burglar came to steal what little the monk had. The monk told the burglar to take whatever he wanted. After the burglar left, the monk thought to himself, "Poor fellow, I wish I could give him the moon to take as well."


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Seuss]
    #1963017 - 09/29/03 04:39 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

man there was a site iwth all these zen stories on it, including the one above, and i lost the link and cant find it for the life of me


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: JhadAgainstReality]
    #1963040 - 09/29/03 04:45 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

> man there was a site iwth all these zen stories on it

I used to have a book full of zen stories and koans, but I gave the book away and I no longer remember the title.


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Seuss]
    #1963121 - 09/29/03 05:11 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

buddha would put the bike in his ample bosum


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: MAIA]
    #1963803 - 09/29/03 09:06 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

i agree with maia

if the bike is stolen, buddha will walk
if it is not stolen, he will ride it.


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: JhadAgainstReality]
    #1964027 - 09/29/03 10:18 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

it all depends on karma as to whether or not the bike was stolen,it was natural,to buy a bike chain is to cause only more unnecisarry stress on self,let it be as it is,and let it be you as you are.

Bike is gone? buddha walks...


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Gasoline15]
    #1964808 - 09/30/03 02:39 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

To speak of this issue is to disregard Buddha's cautions against senseless chatter. :smile: 


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: chunder]
    #1964816 - 09/30/03 02:42 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

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Would The Buddha chain his bike up?



Buddha supported private property. That's why he said "Do not steal". By locking his bike he would lower the risk that an act of theft occurs, and the Buddha would see this as a good thing.

But the Buddha would not be mentally attached to his bike. If it were to be stolen despite his precautions, instead of being upset or angry he would just say "I will make other arrangements for transport".


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Rhizoid]
    #1964961 - 09/30/03 03:53 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

so yes, I think the REAL question here is, Would Buddha give a fuck if his bike was stolen? :smirk:


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Rhizoid]
    #1964973 - 09/30/03 04:00 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

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Buddha supported private property. That's why he said "Do not steal". By locking his bike he would lower the risk that an act of theft occurs, and the Buddha would see this as a good thing.

But the Buddha would not be mentally attached to his bike. If it were to be stolen despite his precautions, instead of being upset or angry he would just say "I will make other arrangements for transport".





Ex-fucking-xactly. Not being attached to material possessions doesn't mean you have to live in some state of mind where you don't collect or even don't care about the possessions that you do have.

There is no reason you can't own or even protect your material possessions from theft if you aren't attached to them. It just doesn't cause you any emotional stress or negativity when you lose a material possession; you of course would have preferred to not lose it, but as it is beyond your control and has already happened, there is nothing you can do about it, so therefore you don't even think about it anymore, you don't let it ruin your here and now.

I think the real question is this: Would you steal the Buddha's bike yourself?
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