Is enlightenment possible without a teacher?

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Re: Is enlightenment possible without a teacher?

Postby appicchato » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:24 pm

Peter wrote:Thus have I heard. At one time the Lord was hosting a web forum at http://www.jeta-wood.savatthi.gov/anathapindika. Then a devata who was a former blood-relation of Bahiya of the Bark-cloth IM'd Bahiya thus: "Yur no arahant foo. Email arahant@savatthi.gov." Then Bahiya of the Bark-cloth, profoundly stirred by the IM of that devata, then and there departed from http://www.supparaka.gov/seashore, stopping only to check his bid for a zafu on eBay. At that time a number of bhikkhus were in chat. "The Buddha is AFK," they said.

- Ud 1.10 (sort of)



Ya got me Peter...I bit... :smile:
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Re: Is enlightenment possible without a teacher?

Postby kc2dpt » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:14 pm

Yeah... no one liked my joke. :cry:
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Re: Is enlightenment possible without a teacher?

Postby Prasadachitta » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:11 pm

You Got a chuckle from me Peter. :lol:

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Re: Is enlightenment possible without a teacher?

Postby mindfullmom » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:48 pm

I thought it was very funny. :rofl:
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Re: Is enlightenment possible without a teacher?

Postby kc2dpt » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:51 pm

Thanks! My ego is soothed now. :lol:
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