Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

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Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Yes, often
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18%
Yes, but rarely
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29%
No, never
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53%
 
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Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby Luke » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:40 pm

I would like to know if you think it's okay to give money to Hare Krishnas.

I know that the Hare Krishnas had some serious scandals in the past, but I'm not sure if this makes giving small donations to the group now unethical.
Is their organization still prone to such grave abuses and untrustworthy, or have they fixed things? Your opinions?

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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby KonchokZoepa » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:41 pm

i did not vote but the hare krishna community is corrupt to its roots. but nothing wrong with the people.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby JKhedrup » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:44 pm

Hare Krishnas have many different projects. If it is something like food for life, which feeds healthy vegetarian food to starving people, why not?

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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby dude » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:28 pm

no

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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:34 am

I didn't vote, but I would say no as the question is worded. "Should" is kind of strong. If it was worded, "is it okay for Buddhist to give to Hare Krishnas" then I would say yes.

However, in general I am sure most of us don't have millions to budget for charitable contributions and since our budgets are limited, why not give to organizations in need from your own religion or your other favorite causes (non-religious)?
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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby Karma Dorje » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:40 am

"Although my view is higher than the sky, My respect for the cause and effect of actions is as fine as grains of flour."
-Padmasambhava

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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby Konchog1 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:09 am

If the money promotes HIndu practices, then it breaks your refuge vows. If the money is for food for the poor or some such, it's virtuous.

Also, I haven't heard anything bad about them recently.
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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby Indrajala » Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:10 am

I support them when in Delhi by visiting their gourmet vegetarian buffet which costs 350 rupees per head. It is clean as a hospital and delicious. :anjali:
tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby Karma Dorje » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:39 am

You don't break your refuge vow by giving to a Hindu organization, don't be silly. The vow is not to take refuge in worldly gods, having taken refuge in the Buddha.
"Although my view is higher than the sky, My respect for the cause and effect of actions is as fine as grains of flour."
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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby Konchog1 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:48 am

Last edited by Konchog1 on Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:19 am, edited 1 time in total.
Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats

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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby Rakz » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:19 am

No, why? Bunch of annoying hippies to me.

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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby JKhedrup » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:55 am

HH Dalai Lama distributing food at Bangalore Hare Krishna Food for Life:


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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby Karma Dorje » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:25 pm

"Although my view is higher than the sky, My respect for the cause and effect of actions is as fine as grains of flour."
-Padmasambhava

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Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Postby dude » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:52 pm

Who's talking about Christianity?


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