We won’t like all the same music, we may be wiser (or not) and even our political views may shift in relation to the changes occurring around us.To solidify who we think we are stunts our growth as human beings. Even when the Buddha was Sid he was motivated on his spiritual journey to benefit all beings and alleviate their suffering.We’re labeling other people in a certain way with certain projections.The Digha Nikaya 31 (Sigalovada Sutta) describes the respect that one is expected to give to one's spouse. The year he was sitting under that tree was 528 BC so I think that is when Buddhism started.
He had an overbearing dad, expectations for what he was supposed to as a confused guy struggling with his daily life. —————————————————————————————————————————————Q: I’m a Buddhist and a pretty liberal guy. As a result of his discipline and meditation practice he attained enlightenment.Heck, maybe one of the ladies in his royal palace pre-escape/spiritual journey was a Palin-supporter (or whoever the Palin of the day and age was). If a zen master were sitting next to the chief technical officer of Twitter, what would they talk about?As was discussed in last week’s post I think Sid would be open to finding romance wherever it presented itself so long as it was genuine. That sounds like a hypothetical overheared at a bar in San Francisco. This week I'm curating a guest post from Jonathan Mead, a friend who inspires by living life on his own terms and sharing what he can with others.Not to be contented with one's own wife, and to be seen with harlots and the wives of others -- this is a cause of one's downfall.Being past one's youth, to take a young wife and to be unable to sleep for jealousy of her -- this is a cause of one's downfall.