appicchato wrote:'Minimalist'?...minimalist would be not paying at least three grand a month rent on that pad...
Sam Vara wrote:Agreed. It reminds me a bit of John Lennon singing "Imagine no possessions" in a big pristine empty white room in his Thames-side mansion.
purple planet wrote:when i lived alone i had much less stuff then him - and i didnt try to be a minimalist and i dont think that i was
Modus.Ponens wrote:I thought it was awesome.
List of things he doesn't have (out of the top of my head):
more than one minimum cooking/eating set,
endless old medicine
Right there with the millions of homeless and displaced...and (dare one say) hundreds of millions very nearby...
daverupa wrote:Yes, yes. Yes.
I don't get the point.
Hi Modus Ponens,
I think there's maybe a lack of awareness going on with some of the practices here, as unwholesome mindsets are playing themselves out... in the place of wholesome ones (e.g., such as mudita, or karuna, metta, or even uppekha).
I don't think it's really this guy's fault if there were people who were less fortunate, or they had no choice except to live the way that they do... nor do I think that says anything about him, nor the lifestyle that he chose.
To try to make such links (i.e., to try put it all on this guy; to try to point out what we think is his lack of efforts with these areas; or to try diminish his own efforts in contrast to these circumstances, which by the way have nothing to do with him) basically comes from a delusion.
I think we should just let other people do their own practices, from wherever they are... and hope they get some insights about it, eventually... (in their own times.)
We're all in this together.