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If possible, it would be nice to have a chat over a meal or some tea, but I'm not sure that I would even know what to say. I might react like Donald Glover's character Troy in that Community episode where he meets Levar Burton.
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Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:

If possible, it would be nice to have a chat over a meal or some tea, but I'm not sure that I would even know what to say. I might react like Donald Glover's character Troy in that Community episode where he meets Levar Burton.


I don't think he would be very interesting to talk to, he's so old I doubt he'd have anything relevant to modern living that I couldn't figure out for myself.
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I don't think he would be very interesting to talk to, he's so old I doubt he'd have anything relevant to modern living that I couldn't figure out for myself.


Gautama Buddha has been dead for a long time. Which buddha are you referring to?
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Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:

I don't think he would be very interesting to talk to, he's so old I doubt he'd have anything relevant to modern living that I couldn't figure out for myself.


Gautama Buddha has been dead for a long time. Which buddha are you referring to?


that one.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:


Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:

I don't think he would be very interesting to talk to, he's so old I doubt he'd have anything relevant to modern living that I couldn't figure out for myself.


Gautama Buddha has been dead for a long time. Which buddha are you referring to?


that one.


Gautama's strengths were in philosophy, so I really doubt that we would be discussing things like how to fix a sink. Besides which, any history major would kill to talk to someone who could shed light on that time period. History has value too.
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Well...I'm in for a total revision of the way I view the world, aren't I? Shall we begin by discussing the burning house, or shall we move straight to the nature of dukha and trishna?
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Ask Buddha to teach me to meditate properly :L
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Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:

Gautama's strengths were in philosophy, so I really doubt that we would be discussing things like how to fix a sink. Besides which, any history major would kill to talk to someone who could shed light on that time period. History has value too.


I don't think that would interest me at all, many of the attitudes and views of modern society is from nitpicking the ones from yesteryear and removing the scum. If racism is a remaining attitude from prehistoric warring tribes them I only have the slight morbid curiosity of learning what was omitted probably out of shame that I would have when I drive past a deserted car.
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Be nice, otherwise the karma can be a major bitch.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

I don't think that would interest me at all, many of the attitudes and views of modern society is from nitpicking the ones from yesteryear and removing the scum. If racism is a remaining attitude from prehistoric warring tribes them I only have the slight morbid curiosity of learning what was omitted probably out of shame that I would have when I drive past a deserted car.


I like to think about it from an educational standpoint. I believe the past has value because there are things that repeat throughout history despite our progress. I like the phrase "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". Some things that are old are not necessarily bad. I think we should discard rituals and traditions that no longer fit us instead of disregarding history entirely.
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Id say: damn dude, Write a book, because your followers are stumped on how to reach nirvana!
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

I don't think that would interest me at all, many of the attitudes and views of modern society is from nitpicking the ones from yesteryear and removing the scum. If racism is a remaining attitude from prehistoric warring tribes them I only have the slight morbid curiosity of learning what was omitted probably out of shame that I would have when I drive past a deserted car.


I like to think about it from an educational standpoint. I believe the past has value because there are things that repeat throughout history despite our progress. I like the phrase "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". Some things that are old are not necessarily bad. I think we should discard rituals and traditions that no longer fit us instead of disregarding history entirely.


I don't like that phrase.
It assumes the future generations will have the same mind set to make the same mistakes of previous generations.
And the phrase "history repeats" implies that even if people know what's going to happen they'd still make the same mistakes and wouldn't benefit from learning better.
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