DarwidHalim wrote:For example?
As in.....why I can't be a "real" Buddhist here in Thailand.
As for example....what is a real Buddhists?
My Thai wife told me:
There are real Buddhists living here in Thailand.
They are monks, wear monks robes, and are not married.
Many of them speak Thai.
I do not speak Thai.
I am not a monk, I do not wear monks robes, and I am married.
Therefore I can not be a real Buddhist
Buddhists understand Buddhisim and their opinion is taken as of high value when they speak about Buddhism.
Therefore, since as was shown above, I can not be a real Buddhist, my opinion on anything Buddhist is of no value.
Shame on you Shakyamuni for setting the precedent of leaving home.
Did you think it was not there--
in your wife's lovely face
in your baby's laughter?
Did you think you had to go elsewhere (simply) to find it?
from - Judyth Collin
The Layman's Lament
From What Book, 1998, p. 52
Edited by Gary Gach