I don't think this is Buddhism.santa100 wrote: ↑Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:01 pmConsider that progress then. Things used to be over-normalized to extreme degree, like the story of Zen master Nanquan, alleged to have killed a cat in front of his students to teach some kun-an about emptiness. Or those samurai warriors, who attained high degree of samadhi such that they were able to cut off the opponent's head in one precise lightning strike that sent him straight to the Pure Land without feeling any pain. The head didn't fall off, it stayed in place, attaching to the body through the tiny piece of skin! And this is no BS, a few modern kendo masters demonstrated this kind of precision cut by having his student lying on the back with an apple placed at his throat, then the master cut the apple in half in one precision strike without touching the student's skin!binocular wrote:I'm old enough and grew up in an old-fashioned enough culture where wrathfulness was normal for people over a certain age or of a certain socio-economic status.
The priest (regardless of his age) could yell at people (even hit grown up people, what to speak of hitting children); grandparents yelling at everyone who was younger than they in the family; teachers in school; police officers and other governmental officials; doctors; parents, obviously. People yelling at animals.
All this yelling, but I don't recall it ever being considered "anger" or "bad-tempered" in mainstream society up until maybe the last 20 years or so.
It's quite confusing for me, actually.
This is not the Buddha's way.
In fact Buddha prohibited monks to perform supernormal activities.