[Buddha-l] Stanford scholar Tenzin Tethong could be the next primeminister of Tibet
bshmr at aol.com
Mon May 9 09:50:43 MDT 2011
Consensus content of the canons and associated moral training tales
teach that actions have consequences. Murders and assassinations, even
by Bodhisattva, whether compassionate or not, lead to multiple
re-births, a la stories similar to 'Groundhog Day' or re-cycling though
perpetrator-victim-perpetrator.... Such is 'the practice' --
principles, processes, or dynamics -- espoused by the Bodhidharma. Both
the article and posting omit this traditional, pragmatic understanding
in lieu of being plainly deceitful (Breithart, Hearst, et al) or
frantically resolving dissonance. <g>
Though UNCALLED FOR, I will share this:
"Twelve (or fifty) years of inhaling VOC (Vociferously Orchestrated
Cool-aid) fumes will do this to one:
But, not to worry, self-esteem and self-confidence can be re-inflated
with one mere vicarious, embellished, pseudo-exciting crime.
"Please refresh my memory. What was Jessica's surname and where were
those WMD poised? Tillman?' 'The Maine'?, ...."
PS: Occasionally, insights are gained by focusing on 'what': a) a change
of topic which b) refers to an article half-week past; c) acts at center
stage; d) surrogate-mind and telepathic-talent skits; e) HHDL
(mis-)represented as a universal pontiff or similar prophet; ... .
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