The king doesn't want to behead them but can instead jail them for life, or limit their powers so that they aren't strong enough to rebel. I would like to have kids so yeah , it's not about the pleasure , it's about the generations that we can educate , to pass on our Buddhism teachings, so that Buddhism doesnt decline, but it probably will not, as Albert Einstein said Buddhism is going to be the future cosmic religion.
And I love my partner btw
. I guess I have a different view, I don't hope to reach full enlightenment myself, but to help others , to start Buddhism, educate them, spreading Buddhism is the path I choose to walk .
Lust, is not that destructive, but it does interfere with life and dhamaic practices. I guess I just not ready yet. Jhana, is not easy to achieve /practice,for a person who is still struggling to control his addictions, it's just too far a step forward. I may be wrong , correct me
A thought in my mind, if we all just want to spread Buddhism without enlightenment then we are all like banker who store no one money. Anyway, enlightenment help you do the job better and even saints (as stream enterer and one returner, you still can enjoy sexual pleasure)
Yeah i get you . Its a very materialistic world, and you just need something to draw peoples attention nowadays, experience is one thing, being wise is another. And haha, your so humourous, but your a wise one as well. well, i guess that your rite, i still need to reach a certain kind of level before i can start spreading it, as a lot of peopel end up as a bad tug nowadays. The buddha told us that we should not beleive in anything, and a person can reach the nirvana state of mind without even reading a single scripture iun his life, but practices dhamma and buddhist teachings along the way without knowing it, they are people like that, and i know a few of them too.
Form is emptiness. Emptiness is form--- Heart sutra