BMA (UK) Mainsite When the Buddhism – Marxism (UK) online presence was founded in Oxford on the 20th of July, 2013 (by the Oxford Collective
Dear Prof. Z Thank you for yet again another intriguing email. I thank you for remembering my text. I read much about Marxism in Chinese
My attention was drawn to this story yesterday, by a post on social media purportedly made by one of the monks residing at this temple. I was immediately struck by the very ‘non-Buddhist’ sense of ‘victimhood’ voiced by this (Asian) member of the ordained Sangha, and how he encouraged the (predominantly ‘Western’) laity to respond to this matter with an emotionally ‘disturbed’ mind-set.
The Buddha never argued that the physical world does not exist, even if he acknowledged that all material constructs that come together are changeable and impermanent.
Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.
If Buddhism is viewed as a ‘religion’ – and the Buddha as a ‘theistic’ being – then Buddhism has nothing to do with modern science,