This guy has been going into people's driveways at night and checking their inspection sticker and license tag to see if they are up to date. When they are not, he scrawls on their windshield, "I don't care if you are broke don't drive if u are! Don't be a bitch get it
fixed. I can't believe u can drive illegal!! If ur going to own it get it
inspected or I'll get it towed."
He's being called a "creep, weirdo, and idiot."
I asked our neighbor e-list if there might be a compassionate response that we might make.
When we lash out it feels that we are perpetuating anger.
Which reminds me of the story of Job, who lost everything but still had faith. This man may have lost his faith as well.
Then there is the Buddhist description of the odds of being born human. "The likelihood of a half-blind turtle, rising from the depths of the ocean to the surface once in a hundred years, putting its head through the hole in the yoke is considered greater than that of a being in saṃsāra achieving rebirth as a human." That's how special is each person. It would take more than a creep, weirdo, and idiot to achieve such an accomplishment. We should bow to them.
So are we talking about sin here? Is this man a sinner, trying to right the sins of those who don't follow the law?
So I ask again, what might be the compassionate response to this very special buddha?
Thursday, September 30, 2010
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