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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

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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.
Get the wanting out of waiting

What does womanhood matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, when knowledge flows on steadily as one sees correctly into Dhamma. One to whom it might occur, ‘I am a woman’ or ‘I am a man’ or ‘I’m anything at all’ is fit for Mara to address. – SN 5.2

If they take what's yours, tell yourself that you're making it a gift.
Otherwise there will be no end to the animosity. - Ajahn Fuang Jotiko


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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

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

Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

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

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

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

Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
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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

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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

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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:
Get the wanting out of waiting

What does womanhood matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, when knowledge flows on steadily as one sees correctly into Dhamma. One to whom it might occur, ‘I am a woman’ or ‘I am a man’ or ‘I’m anything at all’ is fit for Mara to address. – SN 5.2

If they take what's yours, tell yourself that you're making it a gift.
Otherwise there will be no end to the animosity. - Ajahn Fuang Jotiko


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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

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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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Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Postby jan fessel » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:47 am

Why do I think of a wolf pack hunting down the Ugly duckling, reading this tread ?

How about some metta for the poor sinner ?

I agree with many of Brian views on buddhism and its just so refreshing to see someone who dare speak their mind about Mahayana.

Fact is that a lot of Mahayana teachings is not original buddhism.

If he is SO bad for some mistaken views about Hitler then what about buddhists who team up as a wolf pack ?

Do not forget Metta friends.

Here I am sorry but I must give my :anjali: to Brian. :-)

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