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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon May 26, 2014 10:30 pm

Kamran wrote:Yesterday, this billionaire banker was hanged.
"Mahafarid Amir-Khosravi was executed at Tehran's Evin prison on Saturday.


There are good and bad people in every profession.

Anāthapiṇḍika was a banker, very generous, and a sotāpanna.

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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby Sokehi » Mon May 26, 2014 10:36 pm

Rightly put, David.

Generalized aversion towards bankers is equally as deluded as towards any other group of people - regardless of gender, "race", nationality, sexual orientation etc.

Righteous criticism could be adressed towards patterns and manerisms, a behaviour of how certain people deal with others. The world is thankfully not as simple as Mr. Hitler thought it is. So let's get back to the real causes: greed, hatred and delusion. No other sources needed. And please everybody stop looking for scapegoats for anything. That brings up hindrances.
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby rowboat » Tue May 27, 2014 4:09 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
Kamran wrote:Yesterday, this billionaire banker was hanged.
"Mahafarid Amir-Khosravi was executed at Tehran's Evin prison on Saturday.


There are good and bad people in every profession.

Anāthapiṇḍika was a banker, very generous, and a sotāpanna.

http://www.aimwell.org/DPPN/anaathapindika.htm


The term international banker has long been racist code for "Jew."
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby Mkoll » Tue May 27, 2014 4:32 am

rowboat wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:
Kamran wrote:Yesterday, this billionaire banker was hanged.
"Mahafarid Amir-Khosravi was executed at Tehran's Evin prison on Saturday.


There are good and bad people in every profession.

Anāthapiṇḍika was a banker, very generous, and a sotāpanna.

http://www.aimwell.org/DPPN/anaathapindika.htm


The term international banker has long been racist code for "Jew."


Actually, that depends on what conspiracy theories you subscribe to. For the anti-Semetic ones, that is more or less true.
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby rowboat » Tue May 27, 2014 4:43 am

Actually, that depends on what conspiracy theories you subscribe to. For the anti-Semetic ones, that is more or less true.


I subscribe to? And what is this "actually" about? Do you believe you are correcting me about something? Considering the topic is Brian Ruhe's eccentric and troubling views about Hitler, don't you think the anti-Semitic usage is appropriate?
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby Mkoll » Tue May 27, 2014 5:20 am

rowboat wrote:
Actually, that depends on what conspiracy theories you subscribe to. For the anti-Semetic ones, that is more or less true.


I subscribe to? And what is this "actually" about? Do you believe you are correcting me about something? Considering the topic is Brian Ruhe's eccentric and troubling views about Hitler, don't you think the anti-Semitic usage is appropriate?


Sorry, by saying "you" I didn't mean "you, rowboat". Just a general "you". I should have used "one".
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby Dr. Dukkha » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:43 am

I'm a Jewish Buddhist who used to be a huge conspiracy theorist and did not favor Jews for them being a large percentage of people ruining the world. I understand Hitler's intentions and I know there was a hint of correctness to what he did, although it was absolutely dreadful. But today, I decided to leave conspiracy theories to find joy in the Buddhist practice. I reviewed the eightfold path and everything. Then I accidentally came across Brian's videos and now I'm all disturbed again.

Now I don't know whether to steadily aim towards a peaceful, but selfish enlightenment (which may now be very difficult) or educate people about these banker criminals and start a revolution filled with the negative karma of wrong view.

I would much rather let it all go and stick the Buddhist path but this is something that's very hard to detach from. I've been a conspiracy theorist and anarchist for about five years now.

I could use some good advice on how to detach or if there's a particular path that is recommended.
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby Mkoll » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:38 pm

Dr. Dukkha wrote:I'm a Jewish Buddhist who used to be a huge conspiracy theorist and did not favor Jews for them being a large percentage of people ruining the world. I understand Hitler's intentions and I know there was a hint of correctness to what he did, although it was absolutely dreadful. But today, I decided to leave conspiracy theories to find joy in the Buddhist practice. I reviewed the eightfold path and everything. Then I accidentally came across Brian's videos and now I'm all disturbed again.

Now I don't know whether to steadily aim towards a peaceful, but selfish enlightenment (which may now be very difficult) or educate people about these banker criminals and start a revolution filled with the negative karma of wrong view.

I would much rather let it all go and stick the Buddhist path but this is something that's very hard to detach from. I've been a conspiracy theorist and anarchist for about five years now.

I could use some good advice on how to detach or if there's a particular path that is recommended.

I think the best thing to do to break the habit is not to give conspiracy theories your attention. Any websites or books you read, people you may listen to, people you talk to about conspiracies, or anything related to conspiracies at all should be avoided and you shouldn't bring the topic up.

For conspiracy theories to have a strong effect on you, they must be believed in. For them to be believed in, they must be fed with information. For them to be fed with information, information must be sought out by your own choice. Stop feeding yourself this sort of information by not seeking it out and eventually their coercive power will fade.

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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:00 pm

Dr. Dukkha wrote:I understand Hitler's intentions and I know there was a hint of correctness to what he did


A hint of correctness? Are you serious? Even if you do hate these so-called evil bankers, is murdering them and all their relatives who have nothing to do with banking, a wise or correct move?

Now I don't know whether to steadily aim towards a peaceful, but selfish enlightenment (which may now be very difficult) or educate people about these banker criminals and start a revolution filled with the negative karma of wrong view.


You have a choice between love or hate. Seems like a no-brainer to me, which is best.

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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby Viscid » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:35 am

Mr. Ruhe has an interesting new video:

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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby rowboat » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:15 am

It appears that Brian Ruhe is in fact a Neo-Nazi. Here is Brian Ruhe's other Youtube channel, "The Truth Search Channel" where he has posted videos with titles like "The Messiah Adolf Hitler Led Us Into the Galaxy" and "Brian Ruhe Does The Protocols of Zion": https://www.youtube.com/user/TRUTHsearchCHANNEL/videos
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby Sokehi » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:57 pm

That's ... disappointing but not surprising :thinking:
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby daverupa » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:17 pm

Review: Freeing the Buddha, by Brian Ruhe

http://buddhaspace.blogspot.com/2012/03 ... -ruhe.html

So far we have been examining the first part of Freeing the Buddha. This is the less controversial section of the book, and as such has little in it to object to, or though there are remarks on Mahayana Buddhism and Christianity, for example, that might raise a few eyebrows.

In the second part of the book, however, those eyebrows aren't merely raised, but they are burnt to a crisp as Ruhe addresses UFOs, Hitler, Mahayana Buddhism, and Jesus Christ. Let's start with Adolf Hitler. Ruhe states that many Buddhists believe that Hitler was a highly attained being that could raise up his people. Moreover, he believes that Hitler was the most powerful spiritual being of the 20th century, and this is why he could avoid the many assassination attempts allegedly made on him - unlike Mahatma Gandhi. Ruhe recognizes Hitler's evil, and even claims that the nazi leader was a satanist, but he also observes that his strength came from deep within himself, and that he invoked evil powers to assist him.


Brian Ruhe wrote:"The name Hitler is a conversation stopper and 25 million dead is an effective way to be remembered. Buddhism is still quite small in the West so it would be auspicious for Buddhism to gain some publicity. Hitler perverted higher realm powers by using them to magnetize millions of people in misleading way. The insight that Buddhism can shed upon Nazi practices will serve to demonstrate the validity of Buddhist claims about the seriousness of the powers of the higher realms. I was criticized the most for this chapter in previous editions of Feeing the Buddha but this is also the most popular chapter in the book since Hitler is such a powerful example to use!"


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    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby Mkoll » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:21 pm

Sokehi wrote:That's ... disappointing but not surprising :thinking:

That sums up my thoughts pretty well.
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby Dan74 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:06 pm

rowboat wrote:It appears that Brian Ruhe is in fact a Neo-Nazi. Here is Brian Ruhe's other Youtube channel, "The Truth Search Channel" where he has posted videos with titles like "The Messiah Adolf Hitler Led Us Into the Galaxy" and "Brian Ruhe Does The Protocols of Zion": https://www.youtube.com/user/TRUTHsearchCHANNEL/videos


Watched the first five minutes of the first video and it is completely demented. Hitler nominated for Nobel Peace Prize because he was so great? Give me a break! It was a practical joke by a Swedish MP. Hitler threatened by the Zionists who were so powerful?? No, in fact the President of Deutsche Bank resigned as a protest against Hilter's antisemitic policies because he believe them not only to be discriminatory and barbaric but bad for German economy.

Ruhe's rewriting history to fit with his delusion but how many people bother to check the facts, I wonder?
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby Viscid » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:24 pm

Dan74 wrote:Ruhe's rewriting history to fit with his delusion but how many people bother to check the facts, I wonder?


Confirmation bias is a very difficult thing to overcome, especially when you're the type of person who is convinced that your intuition is a revelation of fact. It takes a lot of conscious effort to look at the information at hand and from it infer without bias, especially when that information contradicts prior belief.
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby gavesako » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:06 pm

And especially don't believe the allied propaganda that eating carrots is good for your eyes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htH5f9zr3zs

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