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Re: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel

Post by arch » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:25 am

ky wrote: IMO to discuss politics here aboard is not at all a good case. . .

Therefore i want to suggest to forbid political discussions here aboard and discuss only Buddha Dharma matters, which go beyond politics, left and right winged idiots and the middle.

Maybe new TOS possible ?

Ironic that in a thread about banning political discussion, i.e. the activities associated with governance, someone would wish to change the current terms of governance. I guess that's politics!

smcj wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:37 pm

The issue of this thread is how appropriate it is to discuss politics in a venue dedicated to the discussion of Dharma. I see it as idle chatter at best.

Under that logic, most threads under the headings "Upaya" and "Teahouse of the Compassionate One" should also go, yes?

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Re: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel

Post by smcj » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:20 pm

If you can describe to me a political movement or action that is not subject to dukkha as described in the 1st Noble Truth, then fine. Otherwise it’s just more talk of samsara. Which is ok. Talking about samsara is unavoidable.

Just realize the 1st Noble Truth explains that there can never be a samsaric utopia, either political or individual/personal. No point in pursuing a buddhist caliphate, no need for buddhist jihad.

Just sayin’.
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Re: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel

Post by Snowbear » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:07 pm

smcj wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:20 pm
If you can describe to me a political movement or action that is not subject to dukkha as described in the 1st Noble Truth, then fine. Otherwise it’s just more talk of samsara. Which is ok. Talking about samsara is unavoidable.

Just realize the 1st Noble Truth explains that there can never be a samsaric utopia, either political or individual/personal. That’s why Buddhists should not wage jihad in order to establish a buddhist caliphate.
I'm with you on this.

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Re: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel

Post by arch » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:36 pm

smcj wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:20 pm

. . .
Just sayin’.
Uh, ok . . .

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