From meditation, wisdom comes, but from wisdom, understanding arises.
Who would have thought that the racist British newspaper – the Daily Mail (that openly supported Adolf Hitler prior to WWII) would have been at the fore-front of the British massacring of Tibetans in 1903-04!
Original Chinese Language By: Kang Xiangyang (康向阳) (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) Translator’s Note: Anti-Chinese historical racism is rife in the West. It has its
In ancient days, according to the records of history, the welfare of the nation and the welfare of the religion were regarded as synonymous terms by the laity as well as by the Sangha. The divorce of religion from the nation was an idea introduced into the minds of the Sinhalese by invaders from the West, who belonged to an alien faith. It was a convenient instrument of astute policy to enable them to keep the people in subjugation in order to rule the country as they pleased.
The Buddha explained that physical existence is ‘nama-rupa’, or ‘mind-body’. This analysis is found in the received Chain of Dependent Origination (specifically in the 4th link which is conditioned by consciousness [mind], and which in turn conditions the sixfold sense-base [body]).
Down with bourgeois racism and the misrepresentation of Chinese Ch’an Buddhist culture!