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Old 07-11-2022, 11:52 PM
Tukaram Tukaram is offline
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Shakyamuni Buddha and Compassion.
If we admit that the Buddha wasn’t compassionate with his own family by abandoning them :
Renouncing family life was a common practice for spiritual advancement. He just did it younger than usual. His family was well provided for, and in want of nothing. It is not like he left them to starve.

He was searching for the answers to help all mankind. That is compassion.
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Old 08-11-2022, 05:43 AM
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Renouncing family life was a common practice for spiritual advancement. He just did it younger than usual. His family was well provided for, and in want of nothing. It is not like he left them to starve.

He was searching for the answers to help all mankind. That is compassion.
Agree . Leaving and abandoning are two different things, imo.
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Old 15-11-2022, 05:48 AM
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Actually from what Iíve read (various sources). The Buddha did not desert his wife and child. The wife knew already in advance that he would have to leave to do the work he had to do, plus she had plenty of family around her.

Later on when the child grew up she went and joined the Buddha and his followers because she had so much faith in him.

Me thinks, hardly abandoned.
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Old 15-11-2022, 07:22 AM
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Me thinks, hardly abandoned.
Yup. And just speculating, Buddha could have been a typical 'rich kid' that hit his dad up for a few bucks from time to time.
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Old 15-11-2022, 07:58 AM
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Yup. And just speculating, Buddha could have been a typical 'rich kid' that hit his dad up for a few bucks from time to time.
10... I undertake the precept to refrain from accepting gold and silver (money).

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/.../dasasila.html
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