I include below a link to a ‘translated’ article I produced some time ago posted on one of the ‘Richard Hunn’ sites I help to maintain and provide content for. Anyone interested in the extensive and appalling War Crimes and the Crimes Against Humanity committed by the Imperial Japanese Army throughout China and Asia (committed against Asians and Europeans) both before and during WWII should reference – Brian Victoria’s ‘Zen At War’ and Lord Russell’s ‘Knights of Bushido’ amongst many other publications. All the data compiled for such works has been compiled from the various ‘War Crime Trials’ that took place after WWII – and within which the many Japanese individuals accused were found guilty and punished for their actions. Of course, the salient point being is that I did not write this article – only translate it – with the content being that of the original authors. Whether I agree or disagree with this content is immaterial – with the ‘Jundo Cohen’ having no way of ascertaining either way. In England we would say that he has ‘gone off half-cocked’ so-to-speak.
Gongfu in the Old Cemetery… (28.1.2023)
After feeding the squirrels and the pigeons in the Old Cemetery of St Nicholas Church – Sutton – we practiced some stance work from our
Football: Thailand Emerges Victorious in (Two-Leg) ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup! (17.1.2023)
This is the new approach. We used to let just anyone into the squad, but we really struggled in defence! Higher-up the decision was taken to ensure that every eligible player has at least 12-months living in a local Wat – including full ordination! Meditation practice of this length of time has really improved our ‘first touch’ of the ball, not to mention our running up the pitch and our creative passing! Although in Buddhism we are taught to ‘give everything away’ – this is not the case on the pitch! When we have possession of the ball – it is our time – and we will only give it away when the time is right – this is the result of developed ‘panna’. This is why before each half we have a team huddle and generate ‘metta’ (loving kindness) which permeates the changing rooms, the pitch, the stadium, country and universe! Dhammic-football will eventually become a worldwide phenomenon when Thailand lifts the FIFA World Cup! Of course, before that happens, we might have to teach the Thai people to read and write, build modern and safe housing, schools and hospitals, and develop a sustainable economy not premised upon Western religious fetish or sex tourism, but if our King can have sixteen wives due entirely to the good kamma he has generated in previous existences, so can we!”
Russian Buddhism: Guard Colonel – Vitaly Sukuev (Виталий Сукуев) – Gives His Life Fighting Ukrainian Neo-Nazism in Kherson! (17.11.2022)
“Order Number 814 – dated November 14, 2022. Tomorrow in the village of Nizhny Burgaltai there will be a Khural for 49 days. This is a special Buddhist Ceremony Ensuring Vitaly solemnly leaves this world and enters the next life as a Hero! This is a very expensive ritual for a Buddhist family to arrange.” said Ayusheev.
Earlier, representatives of the organization of Soviet and Russian Veterans named “Combat Brotherhood” – addressed the President of Russia with a request to assign the title of “Hero” to the deceased Colonel (and to grant financial assistance to his family at this time of need). According to colleagues, Vitaly Sukuev was nominated for the Golden Star four times in 24 years of selfless Military Service to Russia!
When the 14th Dalai Lama Supported Keith Raniere and NXIVM! (16.10.2022)
The 14th Dalai Lama will go anywhere if there is ‘money’ and ‘celebrities’ at the end! Indeed, this was exactly why he got involved with Keith Raniere – the Co-Founder (alongside ‘Nancy Salzman’) of the Self-Help Cult – ‘NXIVM’! Basically, this was a bourgeois, predatory capitalist cult which targeted women under the false premise that Raniere’s anti-intellectualism (and inverted thinking) was in fact an expression of a highly advanced (and progressively ‘evolved’) human-being! In reality, Keith Raniere had a sexual preference for young (and under-age) women, and operated a misogynist agenda to enslave, torture and rape numerous women (this abuse even involved the use of ‘branding’ the initials ‘K’ and ‘R’ just above the left front groinal area of each woman)! When the Dalai Lama met Keith Raniere, he described him as a ‘Living Buddha’! Again, after receiving a sentence of hundreds of years – there has been no investigation regarding the association of the 14th Dalai Lama and Keith Raniere!
Hong Kong: Dunhuang Treasures on Display! (24.8.2022)
The development of the modern scientific method, however, informs humanity that this attitude is mistaken, and that regardless of just how ‘perfect’ each cultural expression happens to believe itself to be, there is always another equally important (or impressive) cultural expression waiting just around the evolutionary corner! Throughout pre-modern times, emerging cultures, (regardless of their technical or architectural achievements), were relative affairs that could be toppled with just the right amount of pressure applied to the correct place! China’s long history of continuous and impressive cultural expression is no exception to this rule!