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Re: More troubling news

Postby BlackBird » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:02 am

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Postby lyndon taylor » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:47 am

You had me going there for a second, I was just on The ABC news website reading the AUS news and didn't see this, good one!!!
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

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Re: More troubling news

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Re: More troubling news

Postby BlackBird » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:56 am

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: More troubling news

Postby householder » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:01 am

Agreed. If there's a concerted, masterminded effort to 'breed out' Buddhism and the Bamar, then they (referring to Muslims of different religions and 'citizenship' status) are doing a bloody awful job of it so far!

PS, that doesn't stop Wirathu, who in his latest speech calls for a Muslim man to have his penis cut off if he marries a Buddhist girl. And yet the Burmese netizens are decrying Time magazine's recent cover article as unfair/unrepresentative...

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Re: More troubling news

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Postby lyndon taylor » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:32 am

This is the kind of Buddhism we might have had if the Buddha had never left his father's palace and had led the war against the neighbouring tribe as his father intended. The buddha taught the non physical, peaceful resolution of conflict, and was in many ways a pacifist, so this does not seem to me anything to do with Buddhism and everything to do with Nationalism.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

http://trickleupeconomictheory.blogspot.com/

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Re: More troubling news

Postby alan » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:26 pm

Agreed. So much for the so-called "Buddhist Monks" in Myanmar, who have shown themselves to be ruled by ignorance.
Does anyone now really believe Asian Buddhism isn't corrupted?
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Re: More troubling news

Postby Dan74 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:31 pm

That said, Islam has plenty of great teachings (as well as some not so great) and I know some active Muslims who focus on the positive sides and sidestep or reinterpret the rest. It is problematic because it is a religion of the book, but people have essentially been doing this for centuries - following religions in a sensible positive way by picking the best out of it.
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Re: More troubling news

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Re: More troubling news

Postby alan » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:37 pm

Pathetic and sad to watch this play out again.
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Re: More troubling news

Postby alan » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:42 pm

Shame on you, binocular. This behavior is an egregious violation of everything Monks are supposed to do. Can you really not see it?

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