My mom(she’s Chinese) just showed me a video of a tv host heavily criticizing two women for not knowing what 9 virtues of Buddha are. She said the comments are saying they’re freaking useless and the fault is onto their parents, and she’s going to be blamed because I never pray. Now imagine breaking her the news that I’m now an atheist. Sorry Buddha I don’t dislike you or your teachings. I just detest your Myanmar fandom(any hardcore burmese, chinese, indian, other ethics included)
@phyu When I was around 12, my mom bought two very thick fiction books and insisted me to read saying it’s knowledgeable. They’re two volumes of Arabian nights, and oc I read them and find them very intriguing and refreshing. No “every parent love their children”, “teachers’ ve the best interest for their students”, “dhammas’ power is phenomenal” bullshit! I find some disagreeable topics but didn’t stop reading bc I’m pretty immersed in the stories. One day the books mysteriously disappeared, my mom probably read and found them too much mature for a kid, and decided to get rid of them. :( I tried to read the english version years later but they aren’t the same. English version is too hard to read for me.
Buddhist fictions are like Harlequin of religious novels. Some fresh idea taken, always the same ending. Guess who’s the good guy? It’s Gautama! The bad guy? Mara! Who wins in the end? Oc the good guy, Gautama!!! And Gautama got born either in royal families or noble families. Or if he’s an animal, he’s one of those *good* animals. So boring...
What a random dream! I dreamt box.com posted on their instagram “There’re plenty of fish in the sea but don’t be the wrecked ship the only place you’re looking at for” with a photo of a submerged ship. And that the photo got 155,000 something likes while their other photos on instagram got only around 1500 likes. Tooting before I forgot.
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