[Buddha-l] A few thoughts on crazy stupidity
bcarral at kungzhi.org
Thu Dec 1 12:34:30 MST 2005
Dear Buddha-L friends,
One of the problems with Buddhism is that its
teachings are directed to sick and stupid beings, so
when such beings try to redefine what Buddhism is, we
should expect problems.
The Buddha explained correct and incorrect action in
a quite straightforward way, and he not only explained
but exemplified them with his own life, so trying to
justify Deshimaru's, Sangharakshita's, or Trungpa's
ways can only be labeled as "stupid." It's something
like trying to justify modern liberalism.
However we are living in a deeply stupid society and
when someone dares to say that such talk and action are
sick and stupid, he will get some supposedly unpleasant
and surely stupid thing in response.
Let's be clear, there is not Buddhism without
ethical trainings. Someone who doesn't follow the most
basic ethical trainings is not wise, and if the Old
Indian Guy were here, he would inmediately expell such
individuals from the order. Everything else is wishful
and stupid thinking.
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