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The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

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The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby cooran » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:39 am

Hello all,

I found this an interesting read - not sure if the Buddha would encourage such a demo:

The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street
http://www.wildmind.org/blogs/on-practi ... all-street

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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby PeterB » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:51 am

There is a similar debate on ZFI, with a video...what struck me is the expressions on the faces of the demonstrators...

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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby Mr Man » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:07 pm

Not the same event but in the same vein
http://october2011.org/quotes/bhikkhu-bodhi

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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby ground » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:22 pm

The Buddha did not teach worldly engagement.


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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:54 pm

The Buddha certainly did teach about how to build a stable society. Some stability is required for people being able to actually practise effectively. The Vinaya ensures that Bhikkhus and Bhikkhunis to live in a symbiotic relationship with lay society. Instruction and interaction within the Sangha are discussed in the Vinaya and in many Suttas.

The Buddha didn't teach a hermit path of ignoring the world...

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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:32 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby Ben » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:33 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:34 am

P.S. The demonstrations are happening here in Australia too:

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:20 pm

I like how this movement is working to end our massive involvement with the military-industrial-complex and constant, continual occupations.
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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

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