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Would buddha lock his bike?
    #3045062 - 08/24/04 06:26 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

If he was all into abandoning materialism, it would follow that he would simply leave his bike unlocked right?

But then, what if someone stole his bike? Would there be this fat man chasing some punk rocker down the street screaming obscenities?

or would he just accept it and walk around from then on?

But if he just decided to forget about it, wouldn't people lose respect for him and toss eggs at him as they rode by on their bikes?

And wouldn't this in turn make Buddha angry and resentful that he was treated this way?

What would he do with all of his anger and frustration then?

Bicycles are fucked up. :thumbdown:

I don't think Buddha would ride one at all, do you?

If Buddha were here today, I bet he would go shoe leather express.

Unless someone took his shoes...


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045133 - 08/24/04 06:44 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Come on now, I know this is a toughie, but please help Buddha get back on track mmkay?


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045179 - 08/24/04 06:53 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

I want to know, if he left his clothes in the laundry mat and came back to find his underwear missing what would he do...


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045188 - 08/24/04 06:54 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Buddha would leave his bike, if he rode one.
Buddha would forget his bike if he were wise.
Buddha would not get angry and bring violence upon himself.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045212 - 08/24/04 06:58 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

He wouldn't have a bike, he would walk.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045258 - 08/24/04 07:07 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

he wouldn't have a bike,that is why he is buddha.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Zahid]
    #3045302 - 08/24/04 07:15 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Zahid said:
He wouldn't have a bike, he would walk.




Is there anything that he could allow himself to own?

What if the forces of evil stole his food?

What's so great about not having any toys to play with?

How come some spend their entire lives studying life and never living it?

Where is it written that this life is not to be enjoyed simply for what it is?


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045328 - 08/24/04 07:21 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Why would a buddah need a bike?


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045330 - 08/24/04 07:21 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

how come some spend their lives playing with toys and not living it?enjoy the "good" and the "bad".if you dont' do that,why would you play with toys.blah.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045332 - 08/24/04 07:22 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

What if the forces of evil stole his food?

He would assume a poor person took it, and would be glad someone is being fed.

What's so great about not having any toys to play with?

So that the self begins to decrease, and the sublime ecstasy increases.

How come some spend their entire lives studying life and never living it?

Materialism. For someone who isn't a materialist, life is something that is constantly being built.

Where is it written that this life is not to be enjoyed simply for what it is?

True peace is hidden beyond the false desires of matter.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045340 - 08/24/04 07:23 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

toys can be cool so can enlightenment.if you mix them together,then i guess you got something to do.start living your life,and starting go to places and doing things inside yourself instead of outside.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045377 - 08/24/04 07:33 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

When I was young, I was told Buddhism was the path to enlightenment. I later read up on it and found, it was the path to nothing-literally and figuratively.

Out of nothing comes something as was demonstrated by the nothing thread and sienfield show.

We create empty spaces and fill them every day. Thats what I call living in light and it sure beats the walk to it beleiving we are living in lack of it.

Some may want to beleive they are in the dark and have to follow a path to get to the light and I say, it's already within us and there is no where to go but within experiences............now where's my surf board? I want to go play with my toys!


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Zahid]
    #3045444 - 08/24/04 07:48 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

You're assuming you know what Buddah would assume?

I guess he wouldn't think about it at all.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: TheHateCamel]
    #3045455 - 08/24/04 07:50 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Sure.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Zahid]
    #3045471 - 08/24/04 07:52 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Thank you.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045596 - 08/24/04 08:12 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

What about music? I mean music isn't material. But you need material possesions to make music. If someone stole all my instruments, you better believe I'd be pissed off.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045601 - 08/24/04 08:14 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

The real question is.. would YOU steal Buddha's bike?



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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045617 - 08/24/04 08:18 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

some one has a bike and should lock it
the rest is really dumb
but I can see you you get there


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3045648 - 08/24/04 08:23 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

what would buddha do if he wanted to make music and someone stole his sitar?!


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Tasty_Smurf_House]
    #3045654 - 08/24/04 08:24 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Get another sitar.



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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3045664 - 08/24/04 08:26 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

what if someone stole his money


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Tasty_Smurf_House]
    #3045666 - 08/24/04 08:27 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

and if he would get another sitar would he not just get another bike?


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Tasty_Smurf_House]
    #3045691 - 08/24/04 08:30 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

what if someone stole teh keyboar


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3045701 - 08/24/04 08:32 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

then i'd have to use character map, copy, and paste


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Tasty_Smurf_House]
    #3045746 - 08/24/04 08:41 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Those 'what ifs' are all temporary inconveniences.
The Buddha would simply carry on with wisdom.



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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3045765 - 08/24/04 08:45 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

What if buddha got hit in the head with a 2x4 and lost his memory and wisdom?


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045774 - 08/24/04 08:48 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

What would i do? Well i guesse i would chase the little mofo down with a bat at smash his skull..but thats just me :laugh: :laugh:


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Tasty_Smurf_House]
    #3045806 - 08/24/04 08:55 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Then the Buddha that was once known, essentially ceases to exist and with different characteristics, becomes a different person...rendering the 'Buddha' question invalid.



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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045850 - 08/24/04 09:07 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

this may be an out of hand question.but i just replied to a topic about flaws,and the idea of rapists came up.
what would buddha do if someone tried to rape him?Not just sexually,thats included,but i mean everything about him?
Would he literally and/or figuratively "take it up the ass"?
this question has bothered me about enlightend individuals.
if someone were to do that to them,would they be quiet or talk and try to enlighten the person?


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: tnecseda]
    #3045868 - 08/24/04 09:13 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

they'd talk their way out of it  :thumbup:






sounds like bullocks, I know...but I once knew a chick that got dragged behind a building by four guys, and she managed to talk her way out of it without ever having even a single piece of clothing torn of - you'd be amazed at how powerful a person's words can be when they really know how to use em



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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Muppet]
    #3045926 - 08/24/04 09:35 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

what the fuck did she say?

"sorry y'all. i gots da clap"


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3045931 - 08/24/04 09:36 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

He wouldn't have a bike because none of what he is about is possible 100$ of the time if he is around most of the world


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: ld50negative1]
    #3045953 - 08/24/04 09:40 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

maybe buddha is santa claus.... he doesnt have a bike. he rides a sleigh.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: ld50negative1]
    #3045959 - 08/24/04 09:42 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

If he read this post he would probably be wondering what the hell a bike is.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Evolving]
    #3045984 - 08/24/04 09:50 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

I want to know, if he left his clothes in the laundry mat and came back to find his underwear missing what would he do...

Many years ago I was doing laundry in a public laundromatte in California. Rather than sit and watch them spin, I went to do some errands. I came back and was shocked to find my favorite tank top missing. It was a light blue silk top with 1920 Virginia Beach bathing beauties on it - very distinctive.

A week later I was driving along El Camino Real and saw this big dude wearing my shirt. (I am barrel-chested, but short.) I drove up on the sidewalk and was enraged. I flew out of the car.

Swam: "Listen asshole, you have 10 seconds to take my shirt off!"

Thief: "Wait, wait... I didn't steal it."

Swam: "...8, 7, 6..."

Thief: *panicking* "Um, someone gave this to me!"

Swam: "...4, 3, 2..."

Thief: *quickly pulls shirt over head and throws it to the Swam*

Swam: "Get-the-fuck outta my sight while you are still breathing."

Thief: *takes off running*

*Swam returns to his normal Buddha-nature and drives off satisfied that no blood had to be spilled.  :heart:*


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3046029 - 08/24/04 10:02 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

This is insane. I started this exact same thread a few months ago, and now it is nowhere to be found on the shroomery. Strange....


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3046066 - 08/24/04 10:10 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

A point of perspective is being missed here. An enlightened one knows that and how we create our own realities and why. He would know how not to have his bike stolen and if "something" happened that suprised him, he would ask himself why he drew the experience to himself and what he could learn from it. He may also reason that the person who stole it wanted to experience guilt and remorse so they could overcome it and then he will feel like he was of service (on the higher levels) by leaving his bike available and that would mean more to him then the his own loss of a replacable material good.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: chunder]
    #3046513 - 08/25/04 12:11 AM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

chunder said:
This is insane. I started this exact same thread a few months ago, and now it is nowhere to be found on the shroomery. Strange....




HAHAHA I remembered it too! I think it's important for this matter to be resolved.

What if someone stole Buddha's PC so that he could no longer post on the Shroomery?


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3046593 - 08/25/04 12:38 AM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Hehe, glad to hear I'm not going crazy over here!

Just throwing a couple ideas here....

It seems reasonable to assume that Buddha wore clothes to protect his body from the environment. He ate from a bowl because it was more convenient and comfortable than only using his hands. He probably inspected his food before he ate it, so as not to ingest any harmful insects or worms. These are just speculations, of course, but the underlying idea is that the Buddha was masterfully aware of his environment, and he acted accordingly.

So maybe, upon becoming aware of the imminent possibility of someone stealing something useful to him, like his bike, that he would have taken the neccessary precautions.

Of course, this almost seems like some kind of super-paranoia, with Buddha being aware of all possible things and planning against them constantly, but thats not what I'm getting at.

I think what I'm getting at is that Buddha, at least from my ignorant viewpoint, was all about expanding awareness and using that influx of knowledge to construct a middle path on which he could walk through the experience of life calmly and serenely.

In other words, with a little bit of awareness, you can arrange your current circumstances in such a way as to avoid future disturbances to your experience, thus freeing your energy for other things besides having to deal with stolen bikes.

Takes 3 seconds to lock the bike, causes little harm to life, saves you the burden of having to deal with the anger and hostility that accompanies having your mode of transportation stolen.

Hmmmm...doesn't seem like theres a clear cut answer to this question, which tells me this is a great thread!


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3055945 - 08/27/04 12:22 AM (17 years, 2 months ago)

This is funny. In Japan they don't have locks on their bikes. They just leave them out in the open. They put locks on their umbrellas though!


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3057069 - 08/27/04 08:37 AM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Precaution is not paranoia, it's also not stupid, and it is a knock on effect of awareness.

The buddha would do what he'd do - just without worry, fear, anxiety etc. (I would imagine). Right action depending on circumstance. The circumstance of locking up a bike could be extremely variable depending on the perameters.

A teacher once tole=d me this story: A meditator joins a camp run by a great master. The meditator is given his own hut, the hut is in his charge. He sits and sits finding tranquility within the sitting. However the roof begins to leak, so the meditator sits on the other side of the hut. A big hole forms in the roof and the hut gets rather mucky and begins falling apart. The meditator sits. One day the master turns up at his hut, "You are missing the point" he says, "This path is not an excuse to neglect your responsibilities, that is failure"


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3057463 - 08/27/04 11:55 AM (17 years, 2 months ago)

If somebody stole Buddha's bike, somebody else would kick his ass and graciously return the bike to its owner.

Hero: "Here you go, Buddha - that prick stole your BIKE!"

Buddha: "Thanks man but hey next time don't worry about it.. no need to hurt anybody."

Hero: "Fuck you, Buddha!"

Buddha: "As you wish.."


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #3057587 - 08/27/04 12:26 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Buddha talked about these things to the working class people. He had very practical advice for them.  In Buddhism, you give great respect and honor to your things, take care of them, and treat them well.  Thich Nhat Hanh advises us to treat our dishes as a baby Buddha while washing them.
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Treating your things this way will bring awareness to your life, and you will want less things, and live a more simple life.


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3063293 - 08/28/04 10:08 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Bhudda is in every thing. He is the bike so why would he lock him slef?


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Re: Would buddha lock his bike? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3063330 - 08/28/04 10:20 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Zen... I am reading a book zen and the art of motorcycle maintanence.
The front page has a sentence....."the real cycle your working on is the cycle called your self"

"The study of the art of motorcycle maintenence is really a minture study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomena."


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