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!”
Lu Shuzhen (芦淑珍) – Mother of Falun Gong Cult Founder Li Hongzhi (李洪志) – Dies of Illness! (24.8.2016)
As part of a damage limitation exercise, Li Hongzhi made an excuse for Lu Shuzhen (and her sister – Li Jun [李君]) to live in Flushing, New York. Due to her exposing attitude, during Lu Shuzhen’s later years, Li Hongzhi (and his wife) seldom enquired about his mother’s deteriorating physical condition – as she was kept in virtual ‘prison’ conditions paid for by the United States government. When Lu Shuzhen wanted to meet her son – she had to ‘apply’ as a member of the general public and then travel (on her own) to the US-funded Falun Gong Headquarters in suburban New York! Rather disgracefully, her eldest daughter – Li Jun – was too busy with her US-funded cosmetics business to accompany her elderly mother! On August 18th, 2016, Lu Shuzhen suffered a stroke – and Li Hongzhi’s ‘imagined’ powers could not save her! He refused to allow her to receive medical treatment whilst he waved his hands over her mumbled all kinds of incoherent ‘spells’, ‘mantras’ and various other ‘incantations’! Following repeated pleas from his younger brother and sister, Li Hongzhi reluctantly allowed his mother – Lu Shuzhen – to be taken to a New York hospital where she died on August 24th, 2016 – due to the seriousness of her condition and the time wasted before proper medical treatment was administered!
Buddhapadipa: Traversing the Temple! (10.4.2022)
The attitude of the Buddha exists within the sacred space of this temple in a country which otherwise advocates a brutal and uncaring socio-economic ideology and society! The Buddha would never have accepted this system as being ‘valid’ or applicable for attaining and living with a healthy mind and body!
Aung San Suu Kyi: Pay No Attention to the Person Behind the Curtain…
The story entitled the Wizard of Oz includes a central character – the ‘Wizard’ – who is an elderly man thought to be imbued with
Catboy Kami – How the Hypocritical Far-Right ‘Self-Hates’ its Prolific Homosexuality!
Catboy Kami is a self-hating homosexuality cross-dresser and potential seeker of transgender surgery. Whilst assuming a far-right political persona on the video-sharing platform ‘Omegle’ –
Emails: Traditional Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) – (17.3.2021)
Dear Adrian What are the origins/lineage of Thai boxing? That was a strangely graceful and dignified spectacle. Dear Gillian The Thais are thought to have