Dear Gillian Eros – as ‘erotic’ verges on the carnal but is far more than the sexual act. Indeed, most sexual acts are instinctive and performed habitually
There are curious similarities between certain aspects of Buddhist and Christian teaching, this fact is beyond a doubt, but as to whether this constitutes a direct developmental ‘influence’ between the earlier Buddhism upon the latter Christianity is open to debate. Certainly
The Labour Party is not Communist (Communists are ‘proscribed’ from joining), but it does aspire to various grades of Socialism, albeit firmly within a capitalist
One major difference between the Buddha’s system and any modern parallel is that simply ‘knowing’ things (as is evident in the modern, Western academic tradition) is not enough to escape suffering.
The Chinese diaspora should make more of an effort to relate to China – the historical and cultural home of their ethnicity. A certain type of White person will not like this (and will cast aspersions of ‘disloyalty’), but this kind of White people tells you to go back to China anyway – so why listen to these racist morons?
Brothers and Sister marching as one – in Working Class Solidarity through London!