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Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:36 am

Greetings,
Mr Man wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:22 am
The idea that identity view (sakkāyadiṭṭhi) is reserved for those of a certain political leaning is bazaar
Not exclusively reserved for bizarre ideologies, but Wrong View (identity ideology, rooted in self-view) leads to Wrong Thought (I making, the "I am" conceit, craving) and what the Buddha calls a "multitude of wrongness".

Metta,
Paul. :)
"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)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

Post by Mr Man » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:15 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:36 am
Greetings,
Mr Man wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:22 am
The idea that identity view (sakkāyadiṭṭhi) is reserved for those of a certain political leaning is bazaar
Not exclusively reserved for bizarre ideologies, but Wrong View (identity ideology, rooted in self-view) leads to Wrong Thought (I making, the "I am" conceit, craving) and what the Buddha calls a "multitude of wrongness".

Metta,
Paul. :)
And this "multitude of wrongness" is shared by all who are not noble disciple's.

What percentage of right wingers, trump supporters, capitalists, libertarians etc. have broken free of identity view? How many would even see it as a problem?

Identity view is fundamental to all ideologies.

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Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:50 am

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Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

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Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:18 am

Greetings,

Against globalism and authoritarianism...
All subjection to another is painful;
All sovereignty is Bliss
- Udana 2.9 "Visaka"
Metta,
Paul. :)
"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)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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