Come on guys, there is an ancient tradition of people giving beggars and mendicants food in India. You are basing these dumb ideas on the US today where Buddha would quickly have been locked up as a public nuisance. And I'm sure he would have no problem washing his own loincloth in the local river. I hope you guys don't actually believe the stuff you are saying..... How many changes of underwear do you think one has to have to become enlightened?! I believe the tradition is that a beggars bowl and his loincloth or robe were his only possessions. The rest he left behind with his family.


On Sep 12, 2008, at 1:23 PM, Dave wrote:

"cid830" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:And I thought the Buddha had left his
wealth (and family) behind in search of the cause of and relief from

He left his money behind in a bank. Obviously somebody was paying for
his meals and buying him clean underwear during nine years when the
Buddha was not working. If he left all his money behind, then who paid
for all that food?? Someone told a lie somewhere in the story.

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