wisdom wrote:Also its wrong to think there is no democracy in nature because we are a part of nature. Everything humans build, even if it destroys nature, is a part of nature. To think there is a separation between ourselves and what is natural is the fundamentally wrong view that produces our arrogance that makes us destroy our land, pollute our water, deplete our resources and may well lead to the destruction of all or most of the life on this planet if it doesn't come to an end.
Hi everyone! In future i will express my ideas more clearly. I m not interested to discuss about good and bad, right snd wrong. The main idea was- rajapadanam sasanam- king/government as a sponsor for buddhist activites.
I have with my own money helped buddhist teachers build temples, organize international conferences on Buddhism, fly and accommodate lots of buddhists at my home. Right now we are engaged in several projects which i am sure most of you will approve, like and use/engage.
So after years of buddhist activities and meeting academics, scholars and monastics, i find ( and so do all serious buddhists who are engaged with worldly buddhist projects and activities ), that state sponsorship and support towards buddhism as a policy would be very useful. It was so for milleniums in Asia. Why do you think it is bad or impossible now? I have not see that modern society provides opportunities to seclude from people and become hermits. It is almost impossible nowasays. So all buddhists , monks and nuns and lay followers, all activities they realize, everything needs money. Money is the tool nowadays, as it has actually always been for the last few thousand of years. And in my opinion it would be great if gove rnemnts would show massive support towards buddhism. Before you comment, i ask you how much have you actually spent to buddhism? If it is more than thousands then i m interested to hear. If you have limited yourself to good wishes and prayers, then i advise you to do a good and useful buddhist practice. Find a most suitable buddhist temple or school or whatever useful project. Give lets say 10% of your wealth. Only 10%. but most of you wont.... So before you do not, i guess you do not understand the idea either because you are not practicing.
But again, i m in no interest to discuss what is good or bad. I m interested to find out how to be useful to buddhism. This was my second ever commenting in a buddhist forum (i did want to see how it works) and i think to continue this topic is a waste of time for all of us.
I will write again after a few weeks and i hope to hear you comments then. It is very nice to see how people react.
For the timebeing, i ask everyone- what have you done for buddhism?