eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

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eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Heruka » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:30 am

discuss.
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby LastLegend » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:32 am

I don't understand, can you explain in further detail please.
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Tilopa » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:37 am

Heruka wrote:discuss.

Why?
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Heruka » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:54 am

Tilopa wrote:
Heruka wrote:discuss.

Why?


why are you asking?
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Heruka » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:54 am

LastLegend wrote:I don't understand, can you explain in further detail please.


no.

its not for me to answer, but for you.
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Tilopa » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:07 am

Heruka wrote:
LastLegend wrote:I don't understand, can you explain in further detail please.


no.

its not for me to answer, but for you.

Why?
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Heruka » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:09 am

Tilopa wrote:
Heruka wrote:
LastLegend wrote:I don't understand, can you explain in further detail please.


no.

its not for me to answer, but for you.

Why?


because you bit on the question.
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby muni » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:12 am

The developping me, seems to need an object, to keep turning rightness. Without it, it is so boring.

And what about the essence? essence is modern and developped.
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby mindyourmind » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:54 am

Heruka wrote:discuss.


Not at all. For a real counter-culture you need the numbers. At best, for purposes of your discussion, we can maybe regard Buddhism as a "new Western counter religion", but no more than that. And even then you will have to deal with atheism/humanism first, as a more deserving title-holder of even that redefined goal.

Maybe if you work on the question a bit .....
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby muni » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:18 am

There is a kind of "counter" in ones own prefered colors of buddhism. Than what is fitting my ideas from the east is corrected by MY investigations, what fit not, I reject. Also aversion-attachment; the intellectual versus simplicity-faith (this gives doubts for insight by the academici). Reminds me at the Hindu Eknath. Taking the teachings, path as the truth.

Important as the aversion-attachment in preferences of paths(exotic appearing or not) must be seen in investigations or Buddhism becomes merely a phylosophical samsara-game.
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Rael » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:33 pm

If you look back at what the Beat Niks were into and then the Hippies....yes...

anyone read Alan Watts when he was all the rage in the underground circles of philosophical study....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts

i don't think it is counter culture any longer....

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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Josef » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:31 pm

What is "eastern Buddhism"?
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Rael » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:34 pm

Nangwa wrote:What is "eastern Buddhism"?

it's one of those "I talk in pictures not in words" deal and i understood it very well...
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Heruka » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:10 am

you have all had a good crack at the question,

here's my thing.....

looking at the round world, can anyone with awareness tell me of any conscious swing in the play of dark and light?

if not then Buddhism has been co-opted into dualism, a worldly desire of self satisfaction, greed and betterment, and a fake teaching of degeneration to placate a desire induced western micro managed lifestyle realm.
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Heruka » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:14 am

Nangwa wrote:What is "eastern Buddhism"?


is this even a question, or just delusion?

i don't get the "zen" cleverness of it.
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:50 am

Greetings Heruka,
Heruka wrote:looking at the round world, can anyone with awareness tell me of any conscious swing in the play of dark and light?

What would that be but conditioned perception?

I find more merit in looking at the world (loka) as defined by the Buddha (i.e. five aggregates) and whether there is a "swing in the play of dark and light" there.

Sociology is fine and all, but it's only generalisations and abstractions... rules of thumb and observation rooted in conceptual proliferation.

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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Josef » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:52 am

Heruka wrote:
Nangwa wrote:What is "eastern Buddhism"?


is this even a question, or just delusion?

i don't get the "zen" cleverness of it.

It was a rhetorical question.
I possess no zen cleverness.
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Heruka » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:16 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Heruka,
Heruka wrote:looking at the round world, can anyone with awareness tell me of any conscious swing in the play of dark and light?

What would that be but conditioned perception?

I find more merit in looking at the world (loka) as defined by the Buddha (i.e. five aggregates) and whether there is a "swing in the play of dark and light" there.

Sociology is fine and all, but it's only generalisations and abstractions... rules of thumb and observation rooted in conceptual proliferation.

Maitri,
Retro. :)



look to the points of the naked communist.

i give you a big F..in clue..................


you can wrap it up in cleverness all you want...

but it is blatent/



you been had.
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Heruka » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:19 am

retrofuturist wrote:Sociology is fine and all, but it's only generalisations and abstractions... rules of thumb and observation rooted in conceptual proliferation.

Maitri,
Retro. :)



classic "play the man" and not the game stuff.
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Re: eastern buddhism = the new western counter culture

Postby Heruka » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:22 am

Nangwa wrote:
Heruka wrote:
Nangwa wrote:What is "eastern Buddhism"?


is this even a question, or just delusion?

i don't get the "zen" cleverness of it.

It was a rhetorical question.
I possess no zen cleverness.


this is probably true, a learned defence. learned helplessnes is a sublime lesson taught in public government run schools.
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