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

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Re: Effect of friendship with bad people

Postby Upasaka Sumana » 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.
Do not think lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Do not think lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

—Gotama Buddha, Dhammapada 121-122


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