Is Buddhism really that cool?
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08-01-2013, 02:22 PM (This post was last modified: 08-01-2013 02:26 PM by fstratzero.)
RE: Is Buddhism really that cool?
(08-01-2013 01:49 PM)namiloveyou Wrote:  Eastern philosophy was devised to justify that ancient oppression, little else.

"Damn that Emperor! why does he brutalise us so?"

"Well Kong-Ftze said it is our karma, and we are repaying for our ill deeds."

"Really? meh, I guess i shouldn't have been a bastard in my previous life."

Call that a cynical view, but I reserve prerogative to be cynical over a canon of belief that says humans should suffer and that mystic forces want us to suffer.

King Ashoka after defeating Kalinga in India.
What have I done? If this is a victory, what's a defeat then? Is this a victory or a defeat? Is this justice or injustice? Is it gallantry or a rout? Is it valor to kill innocent children and women? Did I do it to widen the empire and for prosperity or to destroy the other's kingdom and splendor? One has lost her husband, someone else a father, someone a child, someone an unborn infant.... What's this debris of the corpses? Are these marks of victory or defeat? Are these vultures, crows, eagles the messengers of death or evil?

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Is Buddhism really that cool? - pxlgirl - 07-01-2013, 12:19 PM
RE: Is Buddhism really that cool? - bemore - 07-01-2013, 11:16 PM
RE: Is Buddhism really that cool? - DLJ - 08-01-2013, 01:05 AM
RE: Is Buddhism really that cool? - Vera - 08-01-2013, 10:14 AM
RE: Is Buddhism really that cool? - fstratzero - 08-01-2013 02:22 PM
RE: Is Buddhism really that cool? - DLJ - 09-01-2013, 03:10 AM
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