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For my Aussie mates!

Postby Paññāsikhara » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:58 am

Hi,

Just stumbled across this one:
http://www.buddhismaustralia.org/

Reading down a couple of lines:

Buddhism does not have terrorists but it does have Theravadins.
The Weapons of Mass Destruction are Greed, Anger and a Deluded Mind - Find them and Destroy them Now!


:jumping:
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Re: For my Aussie mates!

Postby Kim OHara » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:27 am

Paññāsikhara wrote:Hi,

Just stumbled across this one:
http://www.buddhismaustralia.org/
The Weapons of Mass Destruction are Greed, Anger and a Deluded Mind - Find them and Destroy them Now!

:jumping:

Thanks, mate,
I dunno about the first and third, but the second category of WMD's must be anti-metta bombs.
:tongue:

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Re: For my Aussie mates!

Postby Ben » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:58 am

Oh my lord!
I just got an earful after I realised my laptop speakers were on 100% !!
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Re: For my Aussie mates!

Postby BlackBird » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:20 am

Hahaha :heart:
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: For my Aussie mates!

Postby catmoon » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:34 am

If I may say so, I am of a somewhat anti-Theravadin mindset. But it has not occurred to me, even in my wildest raving foaming rants, to label Theravadins as terrorists. So even yer Loyal Opposition is wondering, what's WRONG with this guy??

Also, was that music? It seemed to have some music-like characteristics... :jumping:
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Re: For my Aussie mates!

Postby catmoon » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:40 am

Yikes I gave it a listen again - this time with the headphones on my head instead of on the desk.

Now, I think I did hear worse music once. It was Leonard Nimoy singing a song about Bilbo Baggins on a Star Trek record. But actually, I think I'd rather listen to Leonard for the comedy value.

If this site is indicative of the state of Australian Buddhism, look, the thing is dead, just bury it and walk away. :rofl:
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Re: For my Aussie mates!

Postby Mawkish1983 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:55 am

Well the music won't play on my phone's browser, but just reading that sentence I'm not sure if the website author intended to suggest that Theravadins are akin to terrorists... maybe it was a [poor] attempt at a joke?
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Re: For my Aussie mates!

Postby Paññāsikhara » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:08 pm

Haha! What mayhem I have created!

To be honest, my PC's sound system is usually set to mute, so I had no idea that there was anything like that.
I was just cracking up about the line "Buddhism does not have terrorists but it does have Theravadins."
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Re: For my Aussie mates!

Postby Ben » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:41 pm

Paññāsikhara wrote:Haha! What mayhem I have created!


I think I'll just go to bed...
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Re: For my Aussie mates!

Postby cooran » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:22 pm

Hello all,

FYI -Graem Lyall is:
President - Amitabha Buddhist Association of New South Wales
President - University Buddhist Education Foundation
Member - Executive Council of the World Fellowship of Buddhists

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Re: For my Aussie mates!

Postby zavk » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:08 am

Wow... old skool webpage. A collector's item, surely.
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Re: For my Aussie mates!

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:22 am

zavk wrote:Wow... old skool webpage. A collector's item, surely.

Indeed. I wonder how old it is.
I wonder why it's so far behind this one - http://www.buddhistcouncil.org/
I wonder whether it is just a fossil.

Okay, that's three wonders of the modern world created in just five minutes :tongue:
I'll get back to what I ought to have been doing all along.

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Re: For my Aussie mates!

Postby BlackBird » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:25 am

Hi Catmoon, I'd echo what Mawkish said - I think the connection between Theravadins and Terrorists was just a light hearted joke.
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: For my Aussie mates!

Postby suanck » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:47 am

You may like to read his CV at his blog:

http://ananda76.wordpress.com/2007/12/31/who-is-ananda76-real-name-graeme-lyall-am/

I believe Graeme Lyall has been very active to propagate the Buddhadhamma in Australia in the past 50 years.

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