Colonialism as foundation for the Vipassana Movement

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Re: Colonialism as foundation for the Vipassana Movement

Post by gavesako » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:02 pm

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Re: Colonialism as foundation for the Vipassana Movement

Post by Sokehi » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:58 pm

It's not always the "west" that gets dhamma wrong or uses it for weired or even violent purposes.

Don't forget the Samurais or the Kamikaze Pilots, the whole involvement of Zen Buddhist Priests and Monks within the second world war, supporting the armies, teaching sunyata just to get better suicide bombers.
Get the wanting out of waiting

What does womanhood matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, when knowledge flows on steadily as one sees correctly into Dhamma. One to whom it might occur, ‘I am a woman’ or ‘I am a man’ or ‘I’m anything at all’ is fit for Mara to address. – SN 5.2

If they take what's yours, tell yourself that you're making it a gift.
Otherwise there will be no end to the animosity. - Ajahn Fuang Jotiko

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