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A society that supports the Buddhist path

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:33 am

How do you imagine a society would look if it were to be conducive to awakening?

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Re: A society that supports the Buddhist path

Postby catmoon » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:32 am

Ngawang Drolma wrote:How do you imagine a society would look if it were to be conducive to awakening?

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Ask a Pureland Buddhist, he'll be happy to tell you all about it.
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Re: A society that supports the Buddhist path

Postby plwk » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:52 am

How do you imagine a society would look if it were to be conducive to awakening?

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Ask a Pureland Buddhist, he'll be happy to tell you all about it.

I hear Catlanders are quite happy too...no?
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Re: A society that supports the Buddhist path

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:17 am

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Re: A society that supports the Buddhist path

Postby Indrajala » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:44 am

Something like ancient India where you could get free lunch every afternoon and hang out in the forest meditating the rest of the time.
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Re: A society that supports the Buddhist path

Postby Clueless Git » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:49 pm

Ngawang Drolma wrote:How do you imagine a society would look if it were to be conducive to awakening?

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Anarchist.

Not the 'hippy' type of anarchism whereby everyone who wants to be a bum can be a bum and still get food and dope at the expense of others, mind.

Thinking of the type of anarchy that could only exist once the rights of the individual not to be offended by others has been totaly replaced by the concept that is the responsibility of the individual to do nothing that causes offence.

(M'theory there being that laws only exist to stop individuals doing stuff that cheeses other individuals off. Thus, in a society where each individuals personaly imposed law is not to do owt which cheeses others off then externaly imposed law would cease to exist as it would have become entirely irrelevant.)

Gandhis Seven Deadly Social Sins, although from a non buddhist source, touch upon some of the major obstacles to such a society emerging. From memory I think Plato's Republic contains a little food for thought in that direction too.
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