Saturday, November 12, 2016

Meditate and Destroy!


For me the tone and quality of the media response to the US presidential election and UK EU referendum has been almost as shocking as the results. One beacon of light in the mainstream and social media darkness is the online Lion's Roar resource which sought the response of Buddhist teachers to Donald Trump's victory. Like all established wisdom traditions, Buddhism has its failings. But the reflections by these teachers on the election result convince me that Buddhism can teach political parties and media pundits an awful lot about Truth. Here is one of the responses; it comes from Noah Levine of Against the Stream
Here in the United States of Samsara ignorance is the status quo. The Buddha’s teachings guide us to go “against the stream” to develop wisdom and compassion through our own direct actions. As the path encourages, “Even amongst those who hate, we live with love in our hearts. Even amongst those who are blinded by greed and confusion, we practice generosity, kindness and clear seeing". Meditate and Destroy!
Army of Tibetan Buddhist monks on its way to meditate and destroy was photographed by me at the 2014 Kalachakra Teaching by the Dalai Lama in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. Any copyrighted material is included as "fair use" for critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Also on Facebook and Twitter.

1 comment:

Pliable said...

This Australian TV documentary about the 2014 Kalachakra Teaching is worth watching - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxwUf0hM3-M