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Ask a Pureland Buddhist, he'll be happy to tell you all about it.Ngawang Drolma wrote:How do you imagine a society would look if it were to be conducive to awakening?
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Something like ancient India where you could get free lunch every afternoon and hang out in the forest meditating the rest of the time.
Anarchist.Ngawang Drolma wrote:How do you imagine a society would look if it were to be conducive to awakening?
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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