[Buddha-l] book on Tibetan 'discipline'

James A Stroble stroble at hawaii.edu
Thu Oct 17 01:21:26 MDT 2013

On Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:24:58 -0400
"Dan Lusthaus" <vasubandhu at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Has anyone seen/read this book? If so, any thoughts, reactions,
> comments? Dan
Looks interesting, thanks, Dan.  But I have to wonder, is it not
enough that we have an alleged Buddhist just war doctrine, so now do we
need further allegations that monks are violated? Maybe the Tibetan
monasteries could adopt that "everyone gets a trophy"  of American
children's soccer?  And on the other hand, this does relate to our
debate a year or so ago about Vajrayani and the splitting of heads.
Maybe the violence of debate is the most intimate form of violence,
since you have to get into the head of your opponent, and make them
admit to their self that they are wrong (with the concommitant risk
that same could happen to you.) So I will check this out, lest I suffer
or inflict violence on other rational beings. 


James Andy Stroble
Leeward Community College

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