Supporting what exactly?Meditator wrote:And most soldiers are not combat soldiers, but support units- MP, Lawyer, Doctor,Nurse, IT technician, Supply, Truck driver, Cook or Civil Engineer.
Nope, just be VERY careful where your path takes you, since you choose your path, will will also have to suffer it's consequences:Meditator wrote: All bad things are hardly bad, and all good things are hardly good. What exactly is your intention? Why is it necessary for me to worry about what others are doing, when I myself should be following my own path? Must I seek your approval so I can truely be happy w/ myself?
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html"Apparently, headman, I haven't been able to get past you by saying, 'Enough, headman, put that aside. Don't ask me that.' So I will simply answer you. When a warrior strives & exerts himself in battle, his mind is already seized, debased, & misdirected by the thought: 'May these beings be struck down or slaughtered or annihilated or destroyed. May they not exist.' If others then strike him down & slay him while he is thus striving & exerting himself in battle, then with the breakup of the body, after death, he is reborn in the hell called the realm of those slain in battle. But if he holds such a view as this: 'When a warrior strives & exerts himself in battle, if others then strike him down & slay him while he is striving & exerting himself in battle, then with the breakup of the body, after death, he is reborn in the company of devas slain in battle,' that is his wrong view. Now, there are two destinations for a person with wrong view, I tell you: either hell or the animal womb."
Yawn! Yes, well, I've read the "Perfection of Yoga" too and you know what? It's not a Buddhist teaching. So go and become a street sweeper, that way you will avoid a tonne of suffering and actually do something useful, and if you want to be a warrior then I recommend folowing the teachings given by the Buddha here http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html and here http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.htmlIf my path is to be a warrior, then I will fight and die bravely. If my path- a street sweeper, then I will make sure that the grounds are as clean as where my bed. If I must give my life so other can live- so be it! Search your heart, and you will find your own answer.
A street sweeper AND a warrior, don't try to bend my words.Meditator wrote:Thank you for your advice. A street sweeper or a warrior...
Your "path" cannot tell you anything, how can a path dictate? You dictate (choose) your path, it does not choose you. That is Buddhist karma in a nutshell.... and only my path can tell.
And, in closing, "no sorrow and no regret" can also come about as a consequence of delusion and stupidity rather than equanimous wisdom.No sorrow and no regret.
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