Category Archives: Politics

POLITICAL DISCOURSE

“My politician will save the world,your politician will leave it gnarled. Your politician is just like Hitler, their only weapon to be a belittler. Your followers are blind sheeple, not people, you must be drunk, had too much tipple? Are you really so stupid, to vote to make the world … Continue reading

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LET POLITICS PASS YOU BY

    EXPLANATION Of course these days Buddhists project their 21st century obsessions onto Buddhism and call it engaged-Buddhism, but Buddha wasn’t silent on politics. He said that monks and serious mediators should not get involved in politics [1] and only talk of the Dharma or keep silent [2]. Elsewhere … Continue reading

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ONLINE DISCUSSION

(you know you are talking online when…) “ah, ad hominem: clearly you are very dumb, I’m great, you are scum. equivocation: you said this, but you meant that, I’ve sussed how you chat. again ad hominem: clearly you are chatting bull you’re crammed full yet dull. avoid the issue: that’s … Continue reading

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BUDDHA SAID “BOYCOTT THE NEWS”

“Boycott the news” would be my paraphrase of Buddha’s advice to serious meditators. This is, I contend, good advice since ‘right-intention’ means renunciation from those things that poison your brain including drink, drugs, TV, politics and so on.   More specifically, Buddha said that monks and serious mediators should not get … Continue reading

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