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Hi a real newbie / Money and World Peace

Postby hobbs112 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:54 pm

I am very young to buddhism but believe that I have at last found a way through this life which means something to me, however because of this my mind just does not stop in creating ways to make our lives happier, I am encouraging myself in this because though extremely creative at times, as you will see, who can say what might happen. Anyway here goes see what you think

The world issues we have at the moment which seem to be mainly tied up with money (forgetting about the sick, starving and the like) our banks seem to be wavering all across the world. What do you think about championing a time for all currencies to be blended into one. Surely this would be a good time to bring us closer together, each country could still have their own flag or whatever on one side, like the euros. wont that start the debates. For it to be call a 'peace' similar to that of a 'euro' ten euros - ten peaces surely this could be the start of something much more beautiful.

If I knew how to tell the internet of this idea I surely would but not being much of a techy, what can I do? any help would be much much appreciated.


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Re: Hi a real newbie / Money and World Peace

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:59 pm

Hi Heidi,
welcome, see you around from time to time hopefully!
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(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Hi a real newbie / Money and World Peace

Postby genkaku » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:10 pm

Welcome Heidi and thanks for your efforts.

I think that if you look a human history for even five minutes, you will see that there has never been a time when there was not stress and misfortune of one sort or another. Based on this verifiable evidence alone, I think Gandhi's words may take on a more compelling power:

"Be the peace you seek."

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Re: Hi a real newbie / Money and World Peace

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:52 pm

Greetings Heidi,

Welcome. I'd also echo Genkaku's sentiments above.

Retro. :)
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Re: Hi a real newbie / Money and World Peace

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:54 pm


To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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Re: Hi a real newbie / Money and World Peace

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:00 pm

Welcome! I'm not sure if one world currency will really solve any of the major problems, but you never know! You will still have several countries indebted to others, still have poverty, widespread inequities in wealth, etc. Neither socialism nor capitalism has solved anything up to now, so don't know if there is any magic bullet for solving the problems.

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Re: Hi a real newbie / Money and World Peace

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:07 pm

Welcome Heidi!
I'm glad you could join us.
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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