Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

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Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby Exumantra » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:18 am

He had no attachments.

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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby orangemod » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:13 am

:clap:

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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:15 am

What did the buddhist monk say to the hotdog vendor? Make me ONE with everything.

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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:09 am

bodom wrote:What did the buddhist monk say to the hotdog vendor? Make me ONE with everything.

:anjali:

I read hedgehog??
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(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:22 am

Exumantra wrote:He had no attachments.

He also had no electricity.
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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby cooran » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:21 am

Bhikkhu Pesala said: He also had no electricity.


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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby Annapurna » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:46 am

in no electric-city.

Plus, under the Bodhi tree was no couch.
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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:50 am

bodom wrote:What did the buddhist monk say to the hotdog vendor? Make me ONE with everything.


It wasn't a Theravadin monk.
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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby BlackBird » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:00 am

tiltbillings wrote:
bodom wrote:What did the buddhist monk say to the hotdog vendor? Make me ONE with everything.


It wasn't a Theravadin monk.


Maybe it was a divergent Theravadin monk?

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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:02 am

BlackBird wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:
bodom wrote:What did the buddhist monk say to the hotdog vendor? Make me ONE with everything.


It wasn't a Theravadin monk.


Maybe it was a divergent Theravadin monk?

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It likely was one who got lost in the jhanas.
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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby cooran » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:04 am

Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused his dentist's Novocain during root canal work?

He wanted to transcend dental medication.
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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby Annapurna » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:29 am

He thinks: "when shit happens, is it really shit?"

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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby Kare » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:35 am

bodom wrote:What did the buddhist monk say to the hotdog vendor? Make me ONE with everything.

:anjali:


The monk got his hotdog. He only had a large bill, so he handed it over, waiting for his change.

"Where's my change?" he asked after a while, and got the reply:

"Change must come from within."
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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby orangemod » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:50 pm

Kare wrote:
bodom wrote:What did the buddhist monk say to the hotdog vendor? Make me ONE with everything.

:anjali:


The monk got his hotdog. He only had a large bill, so he handed it over, waiting for his change.

"Where's my change?" he asked after a while, and got the reply:

"Change must come from within."

Good one !!! Clever :)

I'm still laughing at coorans dentist joke.

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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby meindzai » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:13 pm

The Buddha of course once expounded on the story of the blind men and the elephant. Each man of course, feeling the elephant, disagreed about what the characteristics of the elephant were.

But did you hear the story of the man and the three blind elephants? All three elaphants, upon feeling the man, agreed - man is flat.

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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby bodom » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:41 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Exumantra wrote:He had no attachments.

He also had no electricity.


lol now thats funny!

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Re: Why couldn't the Buddha vacuum under the couch?

Postby Kare » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:50 pm

Exumantra wrote:He had no attachments.


Also, he had no couch high enough to vacuum under. As far as I can remember, the Vinaya forbids the use of high beds and couches.

:lol:
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