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Is there a mind at all, or is there only a brain?
Food for thought.
I've seen too many Buddhist communities where folks stab each other and then write "Metta" like that makes it OK.
Metta is the Buddhist version of 'No offense, dude.'
No idea! Do you think Buddha Shakyamuni followed the second one? If so, where is he / she now?
Could be hiding within any one of us just waiting for the proper conditions to manifest.
I would do number 2 no doubt. Plus eat and sleep.
But no, I'd have to follow the path of the bodhisattva. Although it may not matter at all.
If separation is an illusion then for a true and complete awakening, we would all have to have awakened. If any one of us is lost, then enlightenment would be incomplete.
Now, if the Buddha can transcend time (if there is no true separation there is no actual distance hence no actual time) he may have already seen a full awakening so he could pull off the path of the Bodhisattva and call it quits all at once.
Or would you rather be a fish?
OMG, the secret is out. I am exposed.
Watched it, interesting how such a common complaint turns out to be a stomach bug. It’s difficult to get entirely away from the consequences of living in a country where people are not so set on hygiene.
I remember Ajahn Brahm talking about when he was studying under Ajahn Chah in Thailand, and how poor the hygiene was in his location. He ended up in hospital on the brink of death, and Ajahn Chah came to visit and simply said 'you will either pull through and recover, or you're going to die' lol
Hope he wasn't a doctor before he became a monk.