Red Faced Buddha wrote:Yeah, I really live in a cocoon behind my computer screen. When three or four black thugs beat me nearly to death, I'm not living in the real world.
And I was once beaten to the point of hospitalisation by a bunch of Italian thugs, does that mean I should embrace racism and hate Italians??? The "colour" of the thugs is not the issue, the fact they they were thugs is the issue. But as a Buddhist even that is not the issue, because apparently as Buddhists, we should be aware of the fact that those that beat us are condemning themselves to a fate much worse than ours was. Remember compassion?
I'm not going to prpursue the matter any further, but I will say I find amusing how you call any attempt to contradict you flaming and trolling.
Ummmm... no actually. You did not contradict my claim about Fascism being a decisive factor in starting WWII (you didn't answer at all), nor did you contradict any of the evidence I provided about the criminal nature of Golden Dawn. You just (quite clearly) engaged in trolling and flaming.
Not that this surprises me. One time a friend of mine pointed out an article on a Greek Fascist blog about Buddhism. It crapped on about "the eternal spirit", "the Aryan heritage of the Buddha", the greatness of (the Greek) King Milinda and his expansion of the Bactrian empire, etc... I sent them (via the comments) a small explantion about Buddhism being about overcoming dualisms of race, sex, gender, etc... About the comapssion and love of the Bodhisattvas for ALL sentient beings. About how the Buddha allowed members of all castes into the Sangha, without prejudice. About how the Buddha threw away all the privileges of his Aryan heritage to become a wandering ascetic beggar. About the fact that King Milinda was considered great, not because of his martial prowess, but because of his incredible grasp of philosophy (and about how Nagasena kicked his philosophical ass). I also told them that I have translated the Milindapanha into Greek and if they wished I could send them a copy of the translation for free.
You know what they did? They blocked the comment function of the blog and just ignored me. Ignorance, it seems, is bliss after all!
With the eye of wisdom we discover a lot of anger in us, any amount of jealousy, resentment, ignorance, desire - mountains of emotion whose existence we would never have suspected in ourselves... We recognize that most of the faults we perceive in others are only the mirror of our own negativity, the reflection of our own disturbed feelings... At the same time, we relieve the world around us of the burden of our own negative judgements."
Gendun Rinpoche Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master