Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
You might have been a Catholic, or gone to a sangha, or meditated on this or meditated on that. None of that particularly interests or impresses me.
I'm not concerned with whether it impresses you. I think at this point, deliberately evade the point.
The point was not my spirtual worth. The point was your lack of respect for the two religions you are constantly mangling. One aspect of that is your - apparently admitted at this point - complete lack of real world experience with either.
Normally when someone loses a debate, their intuition gives them wonderful warm vibes about the spiritual virtue of their opponent. It's quite shocking you would feel otherwise.
Then ask yourself; what kind of attributes do they have? Are they better represented by, say: |
love ... or hate?
patience ... or aggression?
clarity ... or confusion?
acceptance ... or judgment?
Let me explain it this way. You were talking about the Buddha, and refusing the "gift" and about the karma of striking someone in the face.
In the Buddha's case, he was quite certain the "gift" was not karma. But the counter-punch, as you illustrated, would be karma.
If you believe in karma in the manner you say, then perhaps you should consider the arrogance, callousness, dishonesty, and disrespect in your arguments, and in how you conduct yourself, and ask yourself -in your subjective universe where only you, and not me or anyone else matters or even exists - which example applies.