Exactly Bill! So much for the wests romanticising of buddhism. . . .
Artie --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote: > > Mayka, > > Itâs quite an involved situation. Too much for me to elaborate on here. > > I will just say that I have a real concern on whether the traditional social > and cultural structure of Tibet is worth saving. It involves supporting a > privileged religious class at the expense of the lay people. The lay people > are kept uneducated and are taxed heavily - treated almost like slaves or at > least serfs. Woman are kept like domestic animals. Young boys who are > given to the religious class to use as orderlies are sometimes sexually > abused and almost always physically abused. That's enough about that. > > From a Buddhist point-of-view, the Dalai Lama is adding or prolonging his > fellow countrymen's suffering by encouraging them in their fight for > independence. I think (my opinion only) he would serve them better as a > Buddhist leader to help them severe their attachments to their superstitions, > nationhood, language and cultural identity. It is these attachments that are > the root of their suffering. > > Again, there are just my opinions and the reason I don't have much respect > for the Dalai Lama. > ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com zen_forum-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zen_forum-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/