I spent a few hours recently in conversation with a colleague who used to work within the murky waters of US counter-intelligence. He told me
Rajneesh (1931-1990), was an Indian-born and self-proclaimed ‘guru’ and ‘mystic’ who openly embraced the greed of capitalism and the anti-Socialist rhetoric the US Cold War
The History of the Liang mentions that a Roman merchant named Chin-lun arrived in southern China by way of Jih-nan and Chiao-chih. Yu Ying-shih describes the importance of Chiao-chih:
(Research and Translation by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) Translator’s Note: The Communist Party of China (CPC) pursues (in the name of the people) a clear Marxist-Leninist
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.
Mahatma Gandhi was certainly not a pacifist, despite his preference for apparent non-violence. In fact, in a number of discourses in India, Mahatma Gandhi has been described as deliberately pursuing a destructive path of ‘militant non-violence’.