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No lab-grown meat for me thank you, but I have been known to enjoy vegetable lamb from Tartary :-)
Slow down and do one thing at a time...
The music echoes still, yet the amplifiers are quiet. And the criminals have all departed, leaving in their wake ill-will, smudges on the mirror and fresh memories of ripping music played.
But soft, her face doth now present itself to me, in my mind’s eye, with her gentle voice asking, "have you been behaving foolishly?"
It seems to me it's okay to strive for perfection while tolerating imperfection...
So, I'm aspiring to become a Buddhist and really change the way I interact with the world. However, I have always enjoyed to study various wars and this ultimately lead to me collecting guns. Most of the guns I purchase are from WWII or older, and the only thing I kill is paper targets and my bank account. I enjoy collecting guns because it makes me feel connected to the men who fought in various historical battles and they are tangible reminders of the madness of war and of humanity's most trying times.
My question is, can I become a Buddhist and still collect firearms? I never intend to use them to harm anyone and I am a vegetarian so hunting is of no interest to me. To be totally honest, I don't even know if I'm approaching this whole matter correctly so any insight would be greatly appreciated.
-I am a Buddhist and sleep with a loaded pistol on my bedside table...
Is having a loaded pistol on your bedside table not a little dangerous/risky?
- Perhaps to an intruder :-) The pistol is defensive. There are no children in my house. I have been trained in the use of firearms. I would not kill; I would use the minimum level of force necessary to counteract any violence being done against me...
Thank you for your answer. Appreciated. I hope you never have reason to use it.
-That is my sincere hope...