A soldier came to Hakuin and asked "Is there really a paradise and a hell?"
"Who are you?" inquired Hakuin.
"I am a samurai," the warrior replied.
"You, a samurai!" exclaimed Hakuin. "What kind of ruler would have you as his guard?...
TOPIC: A VERY GOOD QUESTION-TOPIC: DO BUDDHA'S GET UPSET?
Posted on Apr.28.2008 @ 12:15PM EDTbystephen
At one point does a Buddha not enjoy living in the present? When do the conditions become unpleasant enough to where he says "I want to change this."
If a Buddha went away on vacation only to return home to find that his wife had painted the entire house pink and replaced all the family furniture with bean bag chairs. Would he just feel neutral about the situation?
This is a very good question.
Does a Buddha want? This would mean that a Buddha would have a desire. Wanting and desire are the roots of suffering so this is to be guarded against. The question “I want to change this” indicated control and goal achievement If left on the mind suffering will in sue.
Every time I go home changes have been made. Very small changes, but changes. I can fight the change or I can accept that many seconds have pasted and all has changed. Acceptance will produce happiness, attachment will produce suffering.