pippala leaf

June 30, 2005

Old witch and Bastards

Filed under: Uncategorized — MBN @ 11:59 pm

‘Indians are bastards anyway’. As an Indian, what would be my response?

Once a man abused Buddha using ugly words, obscene words. When the man had finished his abuse, the Buddha asked him, saying: “Son, if a man declined to accept a present made to him, to whom would it belong?” And he answered: “In that case it would belong to the man who offered it.” Buddha said: “In the same way I decline to accept your abuse, and request you to keep it yourself. If I don’t accept your obcenity, your ugly words-if I don’t accept them, what can you do? What are you going to do with all this garbage that you have come with? You will have to take it back to your home. Insulting me is your problem, and I have nothing to do with it. I can simply listen and go on my way”.

Therefore I would say: “I am cool man, keep it with ya”.



  1. Well said, Madhu. And thanks for linking to my weblog!

    Comment by Vishnu — July 1, 2005 @ 6:12 pm

  2. Vishnu..Thank you

    Comment by Old Path — July 2, 2005 @ 5:00 am

  3. “Insulting me is your problem, and I have nothing to do with it. I can simply listen and go on my way”

    Hmm.. then why did he repond then, and why are you quoting this now.

    Comment by Padhikan — October 17, 2005 @ 6:51 pm

  4. Hmmm…..please ask Buddha

    Comment by Old Path — October 17, 2005 @ 6:59 pm

  5. What?!

    I believe one usually quotes somebody when he or she is sure of what was being said!

    Comment by padhikan — October 20, 2005 @ 1:18 am

  6. i liked that article on indians. that alone made me feel that i have gained something for the day…

    Comment by Elangovan Subbiah — January 11, 2006 @ 7:02 am

  7. Subbiah..thank you for your comments.

    Comment by Old Path — February 15, 2006 @ 4:21 am

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