How the USSR empowered women.
Needless to say, the traditional Chinese Ch’an Buddhist – Master Xu Yun – had no formal or informal ties or connections to Japanese Zen Buddhism, and never practised (or advocated others to practice) a Japanese Zen that does not follow the Vinaya Disciple, and which deviates from established Ch’an practice.
The best way to relieve poverty is not through the use of hypocritical bourgeois morality and sentimentalism, but rather by re-distributing wealth through a decent welfare system, backed-up and supported by social housing and a fully free and functioning NHS.
Whilst the 14th Dalai Lama condemns militant Islam at the EU Parliament, it is important to remember his association with terrorism and violence in China.
The problem with theistic religion is that it grants its adherents a one-sided ‘specialness’ that is not present in nature. The Buddha rejected this one-sidedness, whilst it constituted the entire point of Jesus’s alleged existence.
The Buddha’s use of ‘logic’ pre-dated the ancient Greeks.