treehuggingoctopus wrote:Malcolm wrote:Clarence wrote:
The question I find interesting is whether or not you believe someone can be realized without having abandoned his prejudices and biases?
Sure. Even Buddha had prejudices and biases. It's very obvious when you read the Pali canon, for example.
Buddha was a human being, he had a human brain, human sense organs and all the limitations of a human body (birth, aging, sickness and death). He was accused of sexual improprieties and all kinds of other faults. He watched his entire clan be murdered and enslaved and did nothing about it (if that does not demonstrate to one that Buddha found life empty of meaning, nothing else will). Rahula was hugely disappointed in him until Rahula decided to follow the Dharma himself.
Suddenly it's become a most interesting thread.
You are most welcome.