RE: virus: MAIDS

Robin Faichney (
Mon, 22 Sep 1997 11:12:26 +0100

> From: Tadeusz Niwinski[]
> Robin wrote:
> >I wrote:
> >> I knew you
> >> had the power to decide if I am wanted.
> >>
> >Not my decision, I'm afraid. Well, I'm glad, actually.
> Who were you speaking for when you said:
> >You are not wanted as a Buddhist unless you are
> >willing to change your mind.
Neither myself, nor Buddhists generally. I was speaking
rather from the point of view that Buddhism *is*
changing your mind, and therefore you cannot become
a Buddhist without being willing to do so. Which is
uncontroversial among Buddhists -- but that's not why I
believe it.

(OK, saying "you are not wanted" was deliberately
provocative. Even Buddhists can be naughty

> I am getting suspicious. I may not even sign up.
Gosh, I *am* surprised!

> Are you an approved Buddhist, Robin?
Ain't no such beast, Tad.