The Buddha was nothing if he was not practical and adaptable. His life or at least as I understand His life was one of constantly assessing the situation. If it worked He kept it. If it did not work, He left it behind. Royal privilege could not give Him what he needed, He left. Living with the aesthetics in the forest was not working so He left. Once he has attained enlightenment he begins to teach. But rather than teaching one thing in one way He adapts his techniques and message to His audience.

Perhaps if I was enlightened or truly a scholar I would have the eloquence and wisdom to expound on His adaptability and practicality. But I’m not and I can’t. All I have are three questions.

Am I stuck in Dogma
Is my mind fossilized or flexible
Do I test the Teachings as some test fine Gold and Jewels  

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