I am not that concerned about Leon Trotsky the man – although, of course, I would strive to free him as part of an oppressed
Month: Aug 2016
Mozi: Benefitting Others
The sayings of Mozi (470-391 BC). Mozi advocated self-development, empirical observation, and universal love to all beings.
Gilgul: Jewish Rebirth Theory
It appears that the Jewish faith has only possessed a ‘rebirth’ theory since around the assumed time of Jesus Christ.
Nazi German SS Tibet Expedition (1938-39)
Later, the 14th Dalai Lama became very a close friend with the exiled Nazi War Criminal Heinrich Harrer, who in return for an amnesty from the Western allies for his war crimes (as a member of the Nazi Party and personal friend of Adolf Hitler), assisted the CIA to concoct a story about Tibet being ‘invaded’ by China. Brad Pitt even played Harrer in a Hollywood film – eulogising the life of this Nazi.
Flawed Understanding of Ch’an Methods in the West
This is a nonsense statement premised upon the confusion between traditional Chinese Ch’an Buddhism and the very different modern Japanese Zen, and the ignorant conflation of the hua tou technique with the gongan method.
Ch’an Master Han Shan Deqing [憨山德清] (1546-1623): Pureland & Ch’an Practice
It is amazing to consider that Ch’an Master Han Shan still sits-upright in modern China – hundreds of years after his passing whilst sat in meditation. What an example to set for us all…