Oh yea, and the date!


Oh, forgot to mention: the date went real well. James wants me to "come by again anytime," as he said. Real cute 30-something Indian fellow, IT tech here in Austin. Short, 5’8", well groomed, professional. Very intelligent; we had a great conversation over tea (chai for me) on a lot of issues, but especially Indian history and philosophy. I’d picked up some during my time and Vimutti and have been reading (though not finished with) the book "Searching for Vedic India," something I received from a disciple of the author back in New Zealand. Though not practicing,  he was raised in the Jain tradition, which is especially interesting. Jain is a contemporary, but most likely the precursor faith to Buddhism and its strictures are even more rigid. A Jain actually CANNOT reach Nibbana unless you’re a monk. And in addition, the most orthrodox of the Jain traditions demand ritual suicide via fire as the means of death. No wonder it never really caught on…

Casual Dating: Check. Getting ahead on my New Year’s list.

Categories: dating, Uncategorized

2 comments

  1. And in addition, the most orthodox of the Jain traditions demand ritual suicide via fire as the means of death.

    Now THERE’S a religion I can get behind!

    Like, WAY behind. Over there. Hiding behind a big concrete wall.

    Aside from that, I’m glad the date went well! Congratulations on getting ahead of your list and here’s to many more!

    • Well, the good news is, if you’re not a monk, you can’t transcend anyways, so you won’t have to worry about the burning. Ironically, it’s an extremely peaceful faith; Jains put screens on their water to keep from drinking any bugs by accident, sweep the floor in front of them to keep from stepping on little creatures, and so forth.

      But don’t ask me about the immolation bit.

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