The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.
User avatar
Jechbi
Posts: 1268
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:38 am
Contact:

The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Postby Jechbi » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:05 am

Okay, this is obviously toungue-in-cheek, but still.

;)
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
Posts: 16757
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:51 am

Obama is cool 8-)

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

User avatar
Ben
Posts: 18442
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: kanamaluka

Re: The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:13 am

Thanks Jechbi

I have been reading Once upon a time in America by Don Watson in The Monthly, Dec 08: http://www.themonthly.com.au/tm/epublish/1/44
Its an excellent piece.
Cheers

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com..

User avatar
christopher:::
Posts: 1326
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:56 am

Re: The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Postby christopher::: » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:47 am

Very nice! While i doubt he'll ever call himself a Buddhist Obama does seem to be more in tune with his Buddha Nature than most leaders on this planet...
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 9911
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:46 pm

Obama may not be Buddhist, but apparent his sister is a Buddhist!

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/magaz ... f=magazine

User avatar
Ngawang Drolma.
Posts: 805
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:38 pm

Re: The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:24 pm

That is really cool :toast:

User avatar
bodom
Posts: 5411
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:29 pm

I like the Obamas. Change is coming!

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


Return to “Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 28 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine