[Buddha-l] Accuracy

JKirkpatrick jkirk at spro.net
Tue Jun 15 13:21:58 MDT 2010

Mr Basham------------Well put, ol' thing.
Let the RH/DL sort of carping go private for a change, OK?

{Lusthaus}: Gee, how inaccurate of me!

{Hayes}: No one said or implied that you remembered inaccurately. The point is that you remember partially. You remember what you can use to denigrate another and forget the rest.

If I may summarize my experience:

The issue and dynamic seems to be not about 'right' but rather 'might', more precisely compensatory domination. Being Canadian you are in a class, with the alleged unblessed of world and the courts of alleged damned tribes, which can never trump obvious, doubled particularism. 

One solution, not one that I would choose, is to join those fantasizing themselves as being elite Exceptionals based on their caste, place, rote, or purchase -- in this case, members of the imperial USA or the mythical Zion. Personally, far too much delusion, greed, and fear in that path -- constant contention, etc. -- definitely at odds with reality. 

Another that I would not choose, be Palestinian. dalit. or imported indentured. 

A third, surround yourself with folks who 'have their sheit together' -- say 'meeting Quakers', JFP's, UUA's, CJME's, Doves, and the like. It is not that their 'clans' feel elite merely that their members' behaviors are more sustainable and evolved -- from a lay buddhist point of view less suffering. 

Fourth, the ancient adage DNFTT and updated DNFTT+CP is hard, especially for competent, sufficient persoms; plus, extinguishing ugly troll-ing or re-training ugly trolls is damned near impossible because it takes persistent, all encompassing discipline. But, one or two "nice scholarship" when deserved, along with twenty "cut the baiting/crap, asshole" when appropriate (personal emails) can shape behavior (even mine <g>). 

Richard Basham

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