The “Ten Paramita’s” play a big part in Buddhist practice. One of the ten is Dana (generosity) or giving freely. This can be giving alms to the monks, monetary support of the monastics, giving of the teachings of the Dhamma, or charitable giving. The point behind Dana is that it is supposed to be where … Continue reading The dark side of Charity….
My post “Is the Buddha really a Warmonger” came to be as a result of several posts, articles, and television news spots that I had read or watched recently. They all had the same focuses: 1) A overly simplistic totally one sided view of the situation in Myanmar (Burma) in favor of the Rohingya Muslims. … Continue reading Is your Mommie a Commie?….
Ok, I can’t take it anymore. I have been seeing one article after another saying Buddhist are warmongers just like every other religion and that we should not be surprised in the least. The claim is that we shouldn't be surprised because Buddhism is just another religion of course and all wars and conflict are … Continue reading Is the Buddha really a Warmonger?….
ig·no·rance /ˈiɡnərəns/ noun 1. lack of knowledge or information: "he acted in ignorance of basic procedures" synonyms: incomprehension of, unawareness of, unconsciousness of, unfamiliarity with, inexperience with, … I live in Asia and one of the challenging things that a foreigner must go through is dealing with the language and the differences in culture. One … Continue reading 4+1=6, Ignorance, it isn’t just a Buddhist issue…
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of … Continue reading Politics, Oh the tangled web we weave….Part V
John F. Kennedy was a great president. It certainly wasn’t for his ability to control his urges! It wasn’t for the Bay of Pigs either, that was pretty much a disaster. If you applied today's media standards to him, they would say that instead of stopping the Soviet threat in Cuba that he brought the … Continue reading Politics, Oh the tangled web we weave….Part IV
Now I need you pause take a deep breath and open your mind a little bit. Try to block out the endless drone of propaganda that has be bellowed into your ears none stop 24/7. I come from a place in Michigan where, while I was growing up, there was not a minority living within … Continue reading Politics, Oh the tangled web we weave….Part III
Money. Money is the root of all evil, you have heard that before right? Well in relation to politics this is particularly true. Behind every successful politician is a big pile of MONEY! Republicans are well known for cozying up to the big corporations and Wall St. So if you were against that kind of … Continue reading Politics, Oh the tangled web we weave….Part II
**NOTE** "The Nazi imagery is for educational purposes only related to this post. It in by no means is meant to spread, condone, or justify Nazi ideals. I renounce anything related to Nazi ideology." “Propaganda must not investigate the truth objectively and, in so far as it is favorable to the other side, present it … Continue reading Politics, Oh the tangled web we weave….