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Would Buddha lock his bike?
    #1962648 - 09/29/03 02:28 PM (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days ago)

sometimes


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: CleverName]
    #1962856 - 09/29/03 03:41 PM (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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 (18 years, 24 days 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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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #1965424 - 09/30/03 10:40 AM (18 years, 24 days ago)

> Not being attached to material possessions ...[snip]... no reason you can't own or even protect your material possessions

You are either attached to possessions or you are not, you can't have it both ways. A parent and child are the best example I can think of. A child may belong with a parent, but that parent does not own the child.

This reminds me of something that happened during "class" with a monk and a bunch of students one time. We were all sitting around listening to the monk talk when he held up the glass he had been drinking water of out and asked who's glass it was.

One of the students recognized the glass, and claimed that it belonged to Brother Larry. The monk then pointed out the Buddha teachings of possession. Pretty soon everybody agreed that the glass did not belong to anybody.

With a twinkle in his eye, the monk then said "If the glass belongs to nobody, then I shall toss it to the ground and break it." I got up without a word, took the glass, and walked to the kitchen to get a drink of water.


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Seuss]
    #1965457 - 09/30/03 10:51 AM (18 years, 24 days ago)

Glass holds water pretty well.
Mmm water.

I think that buddha would not have a bike, he would walk.
And if for some reason he did have a bike, he would not chain it.
Unless he lived in the city :wink:


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: chunder]
    #1965615 - 09/30/03 12:27 PM (18 years, 23 days ago)

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Would The Buddha chain his bike up?




No. But he would tie his camel, especially if he lived in the city.  :wink: :thumbup:

 


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #1965668 - 09/30/03 12:45 PM (18 years, 23 days ago)

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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.





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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Seuss]
    #1965696 - 09/30/03 12:52 PM (18 years, 23 days ago)

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You are either attached to possessions or you are not, you can't have it both ways. A parent and child are the best example I can think of. A child may belong with a parent, but that parent does not own the child.





There is a difference between being attached to possessions and recoginzing the fact that no one owns a material possession.

I agree. You are either attached to the possession or you aren't. Why the hell shouldn't we be able to then have possessions and even protect them from theft? There is a difference between not being emotionally attached to any object and "owning" an object.

Are you addicted (attached) to marijuana, mushrooms? Can you still do them, even if you are not addicted? I am not addicted to watching television, or my computer, or to having a pocket full of money, but that doesn't mean I still can't watch television, use my computer, or have money.
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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #1965746 - 09/30/03 01:12 PM (18 years, 23 days ago)

Addiction to a substance and attachment to an object are two very different beasts.  :smile:

You own a television.  If I walk into your house and take your television.  If you get upset that I am stealing something of yours, then you are attached to that object.  I am speaking from a Buddhist viewpoint, which is perhaps were the confusion is coming from.


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Seuss]
    #1965822 - 09/30/03 01:34 PM (18 years, 23 days ago)

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Addiction to a substance and attachment to an object are two very different beasts.  :smile:




As long as it isn't some sort of physical addiction (can't think of one out there, however, except perhaps energy that keeps us alive), it is the exact same thing, although an addiction to a drug is usually more intense..

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You own a television.  If I walk into your house and take your television.  If you get upset that I am stealing something of yours, then you are attached to that object.  I am speaking from a Buddhist viewpoint, which is perhaps were the confusion is coming from. 




If I got upset that something was happening that didn't fit my preferences (in this case, continuing to have my television set), then it is an addiction. Not having any emotional attachment to an object does not mean that you can't continue to have said object or even do anything to stop someone from stealing it if it is possible.

If it isn't possible, let's say you walk home, your television set is gone, and the cops are lazy bastards harassing people about marijuana than actually fighting real crime, than the loss of your television set won't cause any sort of negative emotions (unless you are addicted!).

It is a Buddhist belief, but it is also a belief that I hold. I by no means have transcended attachment as of yet, but it is something that is constantly worked towards..
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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: chunder]
    #1966036 - 09/30/03 02:54 PM (18 years, 23 days ago)

whos buddha? whats a bike? whats lock? somewhat cheesy..yes i know..but it had to be done...


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: purenergy]
    #1967049 - 09/30/03 08:12 PM (18 years, 23 days ago)

The way I see it is this. For the Buddha not to chain his bike in a place where it is likely to get stolen, is the same thing as the buddha not practicing his meditations during a time of stress and chaos.

Its common sense, it hurts nothing, and it protects what is yours, whether that be your bike, your calmness, your well-being, etc.


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: chunder]
    #1967085 - 09/30/03 08:24 PM (18 years, 23 days ago)

The Buddha would not lock his bike as he owns a Chopper :lol:
n it's protect by Cosmic Forces...heavily armed, might I add :grin:
n if u messed up his favorite leather jacket with the
Yin/Yan symbol on the back...he would kick your ass ! :lol:
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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: chunder]
    #1967120 - 09/30/03 08:37 PM (18 years, 23 days ago)

There were no bikes in his time.

It's been settled. :wink: 


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Zahid]
    #1967130 - 09/30/03 08:40 PM (18 years, 23 days ago)

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There were no bikes in his time.

It's been settled. :wink: 



I have it on good (almost sober) authority that
he owned a Harley...
he managed to finagle one from his future reincarnations... :grin:


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Zahid]
    #1967473 - 09/30/03 10:15 PM (18 years, 23 days ago)

lol, lucid!

Surely there was some kind of early bicycle back then? Maybe they just weren't any good so no one bothered locking them up anyway.


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: chunder]
    #1968050 - 10/01/03 01:00 AM (18 years, 23 days ago)

Buddha would do whatever he had to do


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2084482 - 11/08/03 05:58 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

This is funny because I know a guy who doesn't lock his bike up. He got it stolen. Before that happened, he borrowed someone else's bike and it got stolen. Nowadays I understand he doesn't lock his bike up still. And you know what? It's also not his bike! He's borrowing it. Funny stuff. So the real question is:

If Buddha borrowed someone else's bike who isn't a buddhist and is attached to his material possessions, then would Buddha lock that bike up?


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Mixomatosis]
    #2084681 - 11/08/03 07:18 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

well Buddha had better lock up my bike if he's going to borrow it. Or just be prepared to repay the loss with something of equal value. Though this value does not necessarily need to be a new bike, for circumstances will determine that. Had I felt Buddhas teachings and example were a very valuable thing in my life, I might consider him having my bike stolen a fair trade for what he'd already given.

Anyway, I don't think people should not chain up bikes, or try to protect the things that they currently have possession of just because you should not be attached to material things. I gaurantee that if someone stole your clothes, your money, your shelter that you would be upset. Theres not a Buddhist on this site that can truthfully claim they feel otherwise. I do agree that possessions should however not become overly important.


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #2084707 - 11/08/03 07:31 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

I think your sig illustrates what will be the hardest thing for you to give up your attachment to!


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: GazzBut]
    #2084723 - 11/08/03 07:41 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

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I think your sig illustrates what will be the hardest thing for you to give up your attachment to!




You mean the signature itself or the bass guitars?

It is true.. I am attached to my bass guitars. One of the hardest things for me to live without. I am attached to them. I don't know if it is something that I ever want to give up.

I don't suffer if I don't have one, but if I go two months without having one, I start to suffer...
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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #2084880 - 11/08/03 08:55 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

I would so very much love to see the Buddha riding down my street on a bike!  :lol: Would Buddha have a squeezy horn on his bike? And if so, would he honk as he rode by? 


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #2084946 - 11/08/03 09:20 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

he wouldnt have a bike because that it is a material possession that he would have attatchment to, which is against his soteriological path to escape Samsara.

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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Kremlin]
    #2084957 - 11/08/03 09:24 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

Couldn't he use a bike without having attachment to it?


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: chunder]
    #2085094 - 11/08/03 10:03 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

would he change the oil in his car?

would he brush his teeth?


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2085177 - 11/08/03 10:24 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

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silversoul7 said:
Couldn't he use a bike without having attachment to it?




no he coudlnt, because if we was locking it that would define attachment, not wanting to lose it.

Being a buddhist monk requires no possessions or attachments in this world, otherwise, in the chain of causation, you are continuing ignorance and attachment.

They moved from town to town on foot, never making any friends or staying anywhere too long, so that they wouldnt become attached.

so, if he locked his bike..that means he didnt want it stolen = attachment. If he just had a bike, that would mean that he would probably rather ride than walk, which would also create it.

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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Kremlin]
    #2085490 - 11/09/03 12:08 AM (17 years, 11 months ago)

buddha is a schizo


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Dogomush]
    #2085608 - 11/09/03 01:40 AM (17 years, 11 months ago)

There is no buddha and what is this talk about a bike?
blah
Such is the nature of things
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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Kremlin]
    #2085814 - 11/09/03 03:55 AM (17 years, 11 months ago)

I disagree. A Buddha can ride a bicycle. One can live and Do in the world without having to be selfishly attached to it.

Buddha wore robes, which are things made by man. Buddha used a bowl, made by man. Whats makes a bicycle any different? Its just a thing after all.


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: chunder]
    #2085900 - 11/09/03 05:03 AM (17 years, 11 months ago)

the robes and the bowl were the contradictory statements by the buddha, that is something that puzzles many buddhist scholars.

He specifically states in the lotus sutra to remove all items and posessions (desire, emotion, material objects) since in the chain of causation, that creates karma.

But then again, the buddha also is against women, but if there is no true self, and if the teachings are true, then what is the problem with women?

All of those thinkers had many contradictory statements that didnt fall into line with their normative order idea of the cosmos.

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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #2085924 - 11/09/03 05:35 AM (17 years, 11 months ago)

I had a book called zen bones.


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Earth_Droid]
    #2085942 - 11/09/03 05:50 AM (17 years, 11 months ago)

Whether he locked his bike or not is irrelevant. Even if he rode a bike I do not think he would have referred to it as 'his' bike, and since it is not 'his' bike why would he lock it? and then, of course, this sticky problem would soon be solved -- it would be taken. Not stolen, of course; How can you steal something that is not possessed?
actually isn't that how most bikes in big cities are used.. you just find one, and leave it when you're done for someone else to find? And is that really stealing? Or is it only stealing if the original owner is still interested in finding lost property?


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Kremlin]
    #2086028 - 11/09/03 06:55 AM (17 years, 11 months ago)

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Kremlin said:
They moved from town to town on foot, never making any friends or staying anywhere too long, so that they wouldnt become attached.





I'm sorry, but that seems like a spiritually weak thing to do, hide from the world and its experience. It is just as possible to experience what the world has to offer without getting attached as it is to cut yourself off from everything and of course not get attached. No, my mistake, it is a LOT fucking easier to just hide from the world.

A person could be the President of the United States and also be completely relaxed and not attached to anything. What it is that you do isn't what defines whether or not you are attached or not, it is the thoughts in your mind that either attach you to doing something or enable you to not get attached.

I know people that will end up spending all their money week after week on cocaine. Myself, I only do it once every couple of months. When I feel like doing it. Now, is it doing cocaine that makes you addicted to doing it, or is it your mind and your thoughts that attach you to doing cocaine??

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so, if he locked his bike..that means he didnt want it stolen = attachment. If he just had a bike, that would mean that he would probably rather ride than walk, which would also create it.





I seriously don't think that being a Bhuddist equates into offering free shit to lucky criminals. In no way. Most people think not developing attachments equates into not having material possessions. Bullshit. It is about preferences and attachments. Would you prefer that your bike doesn't get stolen? You see, if I lay down $100 for a bike, I would prefer to keep it. If you want to keep the bike, you slap a lock on it.

What holding preferences mean is that if the preference is not fufilled, it doesn't cause any sort of negative feeling. As it isn't an attachment, you don't suffer because it isn't fufilled. I mean, I would prefer that someone stops by and gives me a million dollars for fucking nothing, but as it is just a preference, I don't start pacing back and forth and ranting because no one has stopped by with the money.

Preferences = k3y. Not develeoping attachments to material possesions is NOT the same as not having material possessions.
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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #2086444 - 11/09/03 01:55 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

I do not know if Bhudda would lock his bike up, but I do know he'd need a damn sturdy banana seat or something like that.


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Re: Would Buddha lock his bike? [Re: Nirvhead]
    #2087262 - 11/09/03 09:44 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

The purpose of locks is to keep honest people out. :wink:


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