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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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