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by CalBudd
Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

For the sake of correcting any mistaken idea I will like to state I am not by birth or choice a Hindu. If Buddha was not a Hindu ever no one will be more satisfied than me. I am an Indian - yes, a Hindu - NO Have I read Gita and Vedanta casually - yes (same as I have done with Bible) :anjali: CalBu...
by CalBudd
Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

For the sake of correcting any mistaken idea I will like to state I am not by birth or choice a Hindu. If Buddha was not a Hindu ever no one will be more satisfied than me. I am an Indian - yes, a Hindu - NO Have I read Gita and Vedanta casually - yes (same as I have done with Bible) :anjali: CalBudd
by CalBudd
Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

I did not say it is excellent as a historical work. I said it is excellent account of the confusion between Indians and non Indians regarding his being a Hindu / non Hindu. Read precisely please. read it carefully. The essay is a piece of crap. So, what is your point? You saying it is crap does not...
by CalBudd
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

Please read the entire post though the first part describes only why Indians educated in modern era thinks he is Hindu and may not be of much interest. Thanks for the article. In Sri Lanka Buddhists worship all sorts of Hindu deities from Káli to Ganesh to Katharagama and more. The argument could b...
by CalBudd
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

I did not say it is excellent as a historical work. I said it is excellent account of the confusion between Indians and non Indians regarding his being a Hindu / non Hindu.

Read precisely please.
by CalBudd
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

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Since I have already made myself thoroughly unpopular one last post cannot make much of a difference Here is an excellent account of the confusion of Buddha being a Hindu / not a Hindu and how and why Indians / not Indians look at it differently http://koenraadelst.blogspot.com/2013/08/when-did-budd...
by CalBudd
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

Buddha was a Khattiya which was considered the highest Varna Probably not. See Padmanabh Jaini's ""Sramanas: Their Conflict with Brahmanical Society," http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED017907.pdf The article is detailed, dating back to the late 1960's, but it is still considered generally reliabl...
by CalBudd
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

As for your rocking the boat, not at all. You have to be in it before you can rock it, but what I do see is someone who is spouting off at length, having little actual knowledge about the history of the Buddha and his teachings. Are you willing to learn, to listen, not be such an arrogant individua...
by CalBudd
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

Buddha was a Hindu !! No he was not. For all your blustering about what you know, you seem not to know about the Buddha. I wonder if you are actually willing actually learn. He was a Kshatriya which is part of Hindu varna system. Now I have no control over what you choose to believe. You may believ...
by CalBudd
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

My issue is with your use of the word "kamma." That word means something in Theravada Buddhism. So you can't just employ it to mean whatever you want. gut, while we are using "cake" to mean a sweet treat. We can talk about whether buying medicine is "right" or "wrong" in an abstract sense. But is i...
by CalBudd
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

I need to have medicines and I have bad Kamma due to it. That's not how kamma works, as we've already told you. You missed my point. I like many choose to make my own interpretation where no interpretation is directly given. Buddha never asked me to stop using my brain. Someone has to be responsibl...
by CalBudd
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

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CalBudd, I am the god of hell fire and I bring you......FIRE.... (From Fire .....by Arthur Brown) Monks, the All is aflame. What All is aflame? The eye is aflame. Forms are aflame. Consciousness at the eye is aflame. Contact at the eye is aflame. And whatever there is that arises in dependence on c...
by CalBudd
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

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in scenario like this we need to apply a bit of wisdom especially pertaining to real modern issues which was not covered by suttas of the olden era. we can try to analyze, scrutinize and apply detailed reductionism to kamma and its indirect connectedness to core roots which we think is bad, ie chil...
by CalBudd
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

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2. No. There is no shared kamma, no communal kamma, no kamma transfer to someone, no kamma sponging from someone, none of it. One might think one is transferring merit, but the generosity and the intent are the wholesome aspects, not the unsupported belief that kamma(-vipaka) is some sort of ethica...
by CalBudd
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

Till now I have not seen anyone being able to answer coherently and meaningfully one single line of the OP There's no explicit question there that I have found. ("If to save your family you have to ..." is a hypothetical, and can therefore receive hypothetical responses, but you asked for no refere...
by CalBudd
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

"It has been conclusively proved in the 20th century that only ambition can create. That is why capitalism in spite of all of its faults triumphed over communism. Those who create spend years and years in hard work. There is only one way they like to be compensated - money (and sometimes by recogni...
by CalBudd
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

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Seems like you are of the view that only ambition can create.....my view is that it is ambition that uses creative process to satisfy accumulation of power and control.....my view is that the world would be a much better place if ambition was diminished and creativity was accentuated. chownah It ha...
by CalBudd
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

Hold on everyone, First ) You think these are my questions. Yes they are. But they are also the questions of those who belong to other religions because Buddhism sometimes conveniently skips the painful to answer questions. Since other religions are Divinity centered they have in this respect greate...
by CalBudd
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

cooran wrote:The Buddha was able to know whatever he turned his mind to:
http://www.westernbuddhistreview.com/vo ... l#_ednref4

With metta,
Chris
ahem .. I will be a polite Buddhist and refrain from showing my incredulity at the reply.

:anjali: CalBudd
by CalBudd
Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts
Replies: 64
Views: 1450

Re: Buddhism and Big Business, Violent Acts

"the kamma passes to us the buyers, whether we like it or not." Could you please give a link to where the Buddha taught this. With metta, Chris Thank you for asking. I do not know. I wanted someone to ask this to me. The world is completely different from 2500 years back. The life of a King's son t...