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Greetings,


If somehow you were able to ask the Buddha one question and one question only, what would you ask?
“No one in the world, Dhotaka,
can I release from doubting.
But knowing the most excellent Dhamma,
you will cross over the flood."


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...how are you? :anjali:
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Do you consider yourself a Buddhist?
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well people asked him a lot of questions


surely you will find the answer to your question
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What happens when you die? (asking for a friend)
Buddha save me from new-agers!
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What practices should I undertake and how should I think in order to free the mind from all dukkha and dwell in perfect peace?


:anjali:
"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."
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Polar Bear wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:20 pm What practices should I undertake and how should I think in order to free the mind from all dukkha and dwell in perfect peace?


:anjali:
Yes! The only question worth asking. And the question the Buddha was really interested in answering clearly.
You'd be in serious danger of becoming enlightened within a short time of hearing the answer!
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Blessed one, may you please come and eat lunch prepared by me?
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Such a very important question, you don't want to waste it on pleasantries, imo.



I'd show him the Pali Canon, the Agamas and other buddhist texts and ask which ones are authentic which one are not. Or which tradition/school has got it mostly correct.
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There is always an official executioner. If you try to take his place, It is like trying to be a master carpenter and cutting wood. If you try to cut wood like a master carpenter, you will only hurt your hand.

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Why are the maple leafs so terrible?
Whyyyyy?!?!?? :shock:
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Does a series summation exist for any given prime number (p1 + p2 + ... + pn) where n belongs to the real numbers?

And then if he said, “Yes.”

I’d say, “What is it?”

And then he’d say, “You only get one question.”
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thepea wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:23 am Why are the maple leafs so terrible?
Whyyyyy?!?!?? :shock:
That's because they don't have the discipline of a Knight. :tongue:
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DNS wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:26 am
I'd show him the Pali Canon, the Agamas and other buddhist texts and ask which ones are authentic which one are not. Or which tradition/school has got it mostly correct.
"Sorry, David. I honestly don't remember saying any of this stuff...Do you think we need to start all over again?...."
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Sam Vara wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:30 pm
DNS wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:26 am
I'd show him the Pali Canon, the Agamas and other buddhist texts and ask which ones are authentic which one are not. Or which tradition/school has got it mostly correct.
"Sorry, David. I honestly don't remember saying any of this stuff...Do you think we need to start all over again?...."
:shock:

Yes, but this time we'll use video recording and audio recording, and live facebook feeds, instead of palm leaves. :D
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