Effect of friendship with bad people

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kc2dpt
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Re: Effect of friendship with bad people

Postby kc2dpt » Tue May 19, 2009 2:09 pm

Stefan wrote:having had such a bad companionship does not befit a noble person and has made the prospect of enlightenment less possible.

This is not a teaching of the Buddha.
As I said, if having had bad companionship in the past made one unfit for awakening in the future then no one would ever awaken.
- Peter

Be heedful and you will accomplish your goal.

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Re: Effect of friendship with bad people

Postby Sumano » Tue May 19, 2009 2:17 pm

Peter wrote:
Stefan wrote:having had such a bad companionship does not befit a noble person and has made the prospect of enlightenment less possible.

This is not a teaching of the Buddha.
As I said, if having had bad companionship in the past made one unfit for awakening in the future then no one would ever awaken.

Thanks, I feel more relieved having read this.
I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.

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