tigerh98 wrote:So the buddha way is to not hand over the phone?
In the situation that you describe, not only is it the Buddha way, it is the common sense way, to hand over the phone. We don't know your father of course, but obeying this small demand is of little consequence. It should, or maybe I should say can
, be taken lightly.
which really is a guide/and also where i listen to mantras chant them listen to buddhist music study buddhism and science and other interest's
Rationalizing selfish behavior with ostensively virtuous pursuits is a common religious thing to do, and it's very very (as Simon E. would say) transparent.