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And when things seem confounding and unclear, I remember something Bhante Gunaratana wrote somewhere, to the effect that: Even delusion is impermanent.
Nice thought, but I've known people who have been deluded for at least decades.
We don't see where anyone goes after they die. So who knows. But if some Buddhist were to stop clinging would we expect them to disappear? Like in a puff of smoke? Ha I don't think so.
But what a way to go!
She isn't Buddhist...
I'm glad to finally find out who it was that Buddha appointed as gate keeper.
I think we should leave people alone to find their own path. To fulfill their own needs. To cherry pick, if they wish, because in reality, everyone here cherry picks. To help them if they ask. To be supportive of their growth.
Why don't we have a choice. I thought that was one of the wonderful features of Buddhism. For example, I will not forgive Pol Pot (I know, you thought I was going to say Hitler ).
As an aside, I remember one of David Frye's (impressionist) albums where Nelson Rockefeller has died and gone to heaven. Rockefeller talks about Hitler, says heaven has changed him completely...that now he is gentle as a lamb and wears penny loafers and cardigan sweaters.