Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

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Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

Post by Queequeg » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:48 pm

Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

Post by Queequeg » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:33 pm

I bet Yang would beat Beto in a game of S.K.A.T.E. (its a skateboarding game, kind of like H.O.R.S.E. in basketball, where one person does a trick and then everyone else has to do the same one or pick up a letter. First one to spell SKATE loses):
Jezebel: I guess you and Beto will have to have a punk or poseur competition.

Yang: I will say one thing I’d be interested in doing: Some kind of skate-off with Beto because I also skated.

If Beto is open to it, I’m open to it.
He apparently was a punk/goth/new waver back in high school. First concert was Depeche Mode.

https://theslot.jezebel.com/andrew-yang ... 1834116197
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

Post by Queequeg » Thu May 09, 2019 1:16 pm

Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

Post by PSM » Tue May 14, 2019 8:20 pm

Kind of terrifying that "Humanity First " can be a campaign slogan.

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Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

Post by well wisher » Sun May 19, 2019 3:09 am

Well we live in a mostly globally-intertwined society, so "Humanity First" and Globalism trends might be unavoidable,
at least for the non-isolationists. Seeing how much impact USA has on other countries all over the world.

Anyways, catchy quote near the end from the above video: "It's not about left or right, but forward"
There's your non-dualism right there eh? :D

Reminds me of these video game character Tao quotes ;)
https://battlerealms.fandom.com/wiki/Tao
"Left is right, right is wrong"
"Forward is not backward"
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Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

Post by SonamTashi » Sat May 25, 2019 8:51 am

Interesting video on UBI

The idea of Basic Universal Assets mentioned at the end sounds like an interesting alternative, and seems to address some of the problems TharpaChodron brought up about helping people build equity instead of just handing them a check.
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Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

Post by Queequeg » Sat May 25, 2019 1:49 pm

:good:

In defense of Yang's take on ubi, he says it's a band aid on the system we have.

How do we get out of this broken system?
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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