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  The Buddha once said this to the Bhikkhus:
"Bhikkhus, as to the source through which perceptions
and notions tinged by mental proliferation beset a man:
if nothing is found there to delight in, welcome and hold to,
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: A VERY GOOD QUESTION-TOPIC: DO BUDDHA'S GET UPSET?
vertical line Posted on Apr.28.2008 @ 12:15PM EDT by stephen

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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Apr.28.2008
12:26PM EDT 
vertical line This is all wrong.
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Reply from Snibbler
Apr.28.2008
07:03PM EDT 
vertical line I once greased excrements all over Buddhas toilet, he just smiled and laughed heartily liking the new color..
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Reply from 9999999
Apr.28.2008
07:09PM EDT 
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vertical line blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaha!
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Reply from Woodsman
Apr.28.2008
07:58PM EDT 
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vertical line I think I must be upset.

You tell me. Do I seem upset?

My eyes never lie.
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Reply from Woodsman
Apr.28.2008
09:48PM EDT 
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vertical line And yes, I do trim my eyebrows and neck hair. Even my beard hair hurts!
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