Lama Jigme Gyatso
The Problem with Proselytizing - 8nov21
Consider the apparel choices of Asajj Ventress
designed to attract, and confuse, and befuddle.
It is not unheard of for the attractive and charismatic
to likewise beguile and coerce others
to join their meditation center.
However doing so
is like making love in the name of virginity;
for the act, regardless of its motivation,
carries one further away from their goal.
The Buddha taught that fleeing dreads
and chasing desires
exacerbates our stress.
To deliberately chase after another
is to indulge desire,
and to manipulate another
to also chase desire or flee dread in the name of spirituality
is antithetical to the teachings
of kind communication and kind conduct.
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