Posted: Oct 02, 2018 10:57 pm
by jamest
surreptitious57 wrote:[b]Absolute minimum : electricity / water / oxygen / shelter / food / clothes / shoes / will to live

Please don't abuse the word 'absolute' willy nilly. I'll grant you that 'people' need water/oxygen/food to survive, but nothing else absolutely on that list. Even the "will to live" can be diluted to a will not to suffer, which is not necessarily a will to live. There are a multitude of people alive all over the planet whose primary goal is to avert suffering. If The Buddha had been born within the last century, he'd have become a billionaire within a decade.