Questions That Have No Answers
This news article will always be etched in my memory. Several years ago, in Los Angeles, a couple of hoodlums hid from an opposing gang by entering a Buddhist monastery. The monks were sworn not to tell a lie but they were also sworn to protect anything that lives. When the opposing gang came to the monastery, the two monks that were on duty refused to tell the opposing gang where the others were hiding. Subsequently the people who were trying to find the hiding opposing gang members beat the two monks because they would not speak.
Were the monks right or wrong?
There are questions posted to me by many people of which I have given answers that were only true to me. I would very much like to know you would answer these questions yourself and if you have questions that you also find difficult to answer.
Q: Why did not the Buddha manifest world peace?
A: Why did Jesus Christ not take us all up when he ascended?
Q: I am in love with someone else. Should I leave my husband/wife/lover?
A: How do you feel about it?
Q: Why do people lie?
A: What is a lie?
Q: If there is a God and He/She/It is All powerful, why does He/She/It allow so much suffering in this world?
A: Peace is within you.
Q: I am in love with someone who belongs to another. What should I do?
A: There is nothing wrong with loving. You can love as much as you like. Just don't covet. The old maxim follows. If you can steal him or her from the person he or she is with...you know the rest.