Author Topic: If the Buddha lived today, what precepts might he ask the Sangha?  (Read 1374 times)

Matthew

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Dharmic Tui

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Re: If the Buddha lived today, what precepts might he ask the Sangha?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 07:09:16 PM »
I'll probably derail this on the first reply, but would the Buddha preach pure asceticism, or merely restraint? Would an enlightened mind need to live the life of a luddite, or would it be allowed to use technology wisely?

VinceField

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Re: If the Buddha lived today, what precepts might he ask the Sangha?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 07:12:13 PM »
No SELFIES!!!   ???   :D

yossarian

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Re: If the Buddha lived today, what precepts might he ask the Sangha?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 03:52:34 PM »
All bikkhuni's should refrain from heedless twerking.

Middleway

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Re: If the Buddha lived today, what precepts might he ask the Sangha?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 10:54:19 PM »
He would not change anything.
Take everything I say with a grain of salt.

Tobin

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Re: If the Buddha lived today, what precepts might he ask the Sangha?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2014, 12:00:09 PM »
no technology to be carried on the body!
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Tobin

 

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