[Buddha-l] Buddhist warfare

Erik Hoogcarpel jehms at xs4all.nl
Fri Aug 6 04:47:56 MDT 2010

On 01-08-10 04:25, andy wrote:
>> It was then that I realized that I was a consumer of a very successful form
>> of propaganda. Since the early 1900s, Buddhist monastic intellectuals such
>> as Walpola Rahula, D. T. Suzuki, and Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai
>> Lama, have labored to raise Western awareness of their cultures and
>> traditions. In doing so, they presented specific aspects of their Buddhist
>> traditions while leaving out others. These Buddhist monks were not alone in
>> this portrayal of Buddhism. As Donald S. Lopez Jr. and others have
>> poignantly shown, academics quickly followed suit, so that by the 1960s U.S
>> popular culture no longer depicted Buddhist traditions as primitive, but as
>> mystical.
I'm reading 'Forgotten Kingdom' by Peter Goullart at the moment [ISBN 
988 97460 3 4]. Apart from the many typo's it is a good read for those 
interested in South-Chinese anthropology and Lo and Behold: Tibetans are 
not depicted as mystics, but a human beings.


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