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All cultures down the ages have loved to embellish spiritual masters and avatars in a shroud of mysticism.
Siddharta Gautama was very much a human being, who attained enlightenment through the use of very human mental faculties, reasoning and effort.
That's why we admire him so much.
There is no merit in being born a supernatural being with supernatural powers.
That's a piece of cake.
Exactly this! 💚💚
He literally tacked it on via edit AND added a wink emoji. Do we need a special checkbox to self-indicate when someone is goofing?
Edited and deleted
One thing is clear to me now: the word "metta" has a clashing ring when we know the intention of the user does not match the words.
I'll be more selective in my use of it in the future