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by householder
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: More troubling news
Replies: 80
Views: 12595

Re: More troubling news

On that point I agree with you daimond - I find it utterly bewildering that they decided not to publish it in the US. And yes, on reflection, that does raise questions as to TIME's intention behind the whole thing. Hickers, which country are you in? I'm sure I'll be able to track down a bootleg copy...
by householder
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: More troubling news
Replies: 80
Views: 12595

Re: More troubling news

Daimond, this is all rather pointless and your arguments are both illogical and hypocritical. It strikes of the regurgitated drivel spouted by unthinking 969 drones/followers in Myanmar, particularly online. First, the article has already been published and the magazine disseminated (except in Burma...
by householder
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: More troubling news
Replies: 80
Views: 12595

Re: More troubling news

There's no rule of law in Myanmar/Burma (I use the terms interchangeably and don't really care, neither do most Burmese), the Sangha council is state-controlled and it's in the state's interest to perpetuate the persecution and violence despite any assertions to the contrary, so the monks involved w...
by householder
Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: More troubling news
Replies: 80
Views: 12595

Re: More troubling news

So what are you going to do? Go to Burma and give all those monks a spanking? Seriously. People keep complaining about what is going on in Burma. Why not do something? Contact the president of Burma, contact UNO, various human rights organisations, etc. etc. and request them to do something. Ask th...
by householder
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: More troubling news
Replies: 80
Views: 12595

Re: More troubling news

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 hav...
by householder
Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: More troubling news
Replies: 80
Views: 12595

Re: More troubling news

NEWSFLASH Australian church and cultural leaders have met at a closed-door conference aimed at protecting Australian religion and culture from the influx of foreigners. Boycotts and other means of resistance were under discussion. In the meantime bands of vigilantes were formed. One such band was a...
by householder
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: More troubling news
Replies: 80
Views: 12595

Re: More troubling news

On the other hand, if the "radical Buddhists" give up, and Burma becomes a Muslim country in a few decades, then who will be to blame? Do you believe there is a concerted campaign to Islamise the country (personally I don't see evidence of this, and would agree with reasonable and non-violent effor...
by householder
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 28639

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Myanmar monks say most oppose anti-Muslim campaign All well and good, but ask a different set of monks and they'll say most support the anti-Muslim campaign, even if tacitly. Anecdotally, one monk I used to regularly communicate and met with here, when prompted for his views on Meikthila back in Ma...
by householder
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: More troubling news
Replies: 80
Views: 12595

Re: More troubling news

I Know in communist Tibet they have a sort of state sponsored "buddhism" in the monasteries, communist infiltrators enlist as monks and report other monks for anti communist views, Its hard to know if any real Buddhist teachings survive in this setting other than appearances, so if Buddhist monks i...
by householder
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: More troubling news
Replies: 80
Views: 12595

Re: More troubling news

Can't get R4 here unless I use a VPN, which slows it all down :( Agreed, you can't just dismiss the monks as 'not Buddhist' (which I think I did when all this first started). This issue appears to be polarising the various Sangha groups. One also needs to look at the much larger political forces and...
by householder
Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals
Replies: 347
Views: 71146

Re: The Nude Monk's Burning Robes

Haven't read yet, but do any of the allegations top evidence of certain Myanmar monks (ostenibly, at least, they're monks) running around with swords or preaching anti-Muslim hate speech?
by householder
Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: More troubling news
Replies: 80
Views: 12595

Re: More troubling news

Just to give you a snapshot of the prevailing view amongst 'leading' 'intellectuals' here. The situation is really quite despairing and is set to get worse.

http://elevenmyanmar.com/national/2544- ... -terrorist
by householder
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 28639

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

All this bullshit got Wirathu propelled onto the front page of TIME this month. Meanwhile, beyond the 969-plastered teashops, taxis and businesses emanating out from Shwedagon (which, by the way, now has free WIFI that is faster than my home connection and a couple of ATMs scattered around its groun...
by householder
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phra Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako leave the Buddhist monkhood?
Replies: 59
Views: 14184

Re: Phra Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako leave the Buddhist monkhood?

Was fortunate enough to attend a dhamma talk he gave as part of a delegation visiting Malaysia. A shame there won't be the opportunity for another (not going to Japan any time soon). Wishing him well on his new path.
by householder
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 28639

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

I believe much of our impression of the riots in Myanmar is moulded by the Press especially the western press. In every article they rioters are called Buddhist mobs. Why are these thugs identified by the religion of their birth? They are self-identifying; proudly so. On several occasions in taxis ...