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Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

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Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Postby plwk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:55 pm

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Re: Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

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Anicca, dukkha, anatta :candle:

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Re: Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Postby gavesako » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:53 pm

"Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died, her spokeswoman has said." (BBC)

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During one of my visits to Wat Buddhapadipa, three young English visitors seemed anxious to understand the “position” of Margaret Thatcher in the temple’s murals. They believed her location in Chalermchai’s scene of the Three Worlds to be a bit high. I noted that Thatcher was, after all, prime minister at the time the murals were painted, from 1984–1992. Sitting in front of a cottage, she serenely overlooks “hell” (Plate 31). One fellow immediately responded with a question, "Why had the artists not painted Thatcher in hell?" Another Englishman, a longtime temple supporter and devout Buddhist who stood with us, replied that we are not to judge but instead to observe and reflect upon these issues of position.

Making Merit, Making Art: A Thai Temple in Wimbledon
By Sandra Cate

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=C8QD ... &q&f=false



Situated in Wimbledon, the Buddhapadipa temple was the first Thai Buddhist temple to be built in the UK. Inside the temple hall, the walls are covered with paintings showing the life of the Buddha—from his birth to his death. The murals were painted by artists Chalermchai Kositpipat and Panya Vijinthanasarn in a surreal style using brilliant colors that, at first glance, seems very unlike classical Thai painting. However, they revive the tendency found in traditional Thai mural paintings to situate episodes from Buddhist myth in scenes populated with figures and objects from contemporary life. The murals were started in the 1980s, and among the many figures in the scenes are portraits of Mother Theresa and Margaret Thatcher, as well as the temple's patrons and the artists themselves.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Buddhapadipa
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Re: Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:27 pm

A rather nasty and divisive individual who, while cozying up to the apartheid leaders of South Africa, called Nelson Mandela a terrorist, and this is not to mention the domestic policies that harmed the poor of Britian and her inflammatory policies in Northern Ireland and on and on.

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Re: Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Postby James the Giant » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:13 pm

Farewell Margaret, may you reap what you sowed, whether that be good or ill.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:04 am

"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: Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Postby Mr Man » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:25 am

Personally I would rather not see her death marked on this site. She will be remembered by me as a warmonger and as an enemy of the working class.

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Re: Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Postby cooran » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:31 am

Hello all,

Perhaps members could state particulars about which of Baroness Thatchers' legislation and policies they disagreed with, and why - rather than writing disparaging remarks with no supporting substance.

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Re: Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:39 am

"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: Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

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"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." -

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Re: Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Postby manas » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:41 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Postby manas » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:07 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Postby James the Giant » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:26 am

Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.


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