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"Buddhist" King is Violating Buddhist Ethics by Gunnar Gällmo
Original Buddhism was not very positive to monarchy, or to power in general. According to the traditional story, the Buddha himself was born a prince, but had to actually run away from home to avoid becoming a prince, finding it impossible to combine power and wisdom. However, he was not in a position to change the world; so to minimize the damage caused by kings, there is a traditional list of ten royal duties (dasa-raja-dhamma). Number eight of the ten is non-violence. Traditional Buddhist ethics does not care whether a killing is legal or illegal. If intentional, it is wrong; it does not matter whether secular law forbids it, permits it or even orders it to be done. Killing in war is not better than killing in peace. Murder is murder, even if legal.
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Engaged Buddhism: Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi by Reverend Danny Fisher, on Jun 4, 2010, The Elephant Journal Interview.
To give an example: When the South Asian tsunami struck at the end of 2004, Bodhi Monastery, where I was living at the time, raised a sizeable sum of money to provide relief. I looked on Google at the lists of organizations doing relief work in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Amidst many secular, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim organizations, I could find only two Buddhist organizations, and these had roots in Asian Buddhist countries. This struck me as disturbing. I had to ask myself, “We Buddhists always speak about loving-kindness and compassion. Do we regard these as merely beautiful states of mind, or can they also issue in action?” It was this experience, simmering in the back of my mind, that led me to write my essay for Buddhadharma, and the fruit was the birth of BGR.
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Sri Lanka to regain lead in disseminating Buddha Dhamma worldwide by Priyanka KURUGALA, Lanka Daily News, May 29, 2010
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Buddhism has been in existence for too many centuries. Although there are many Buddhists all over the world, not many practice the religion. Most of them call themselves as Buddhists, but they do not follow the teachings of the Buddha.
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Mind, Matter and Nirvana in Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism by Prof. N. A. de S. Amaratunga, http://www.island.lk
In Buddhism, the mind is central to the subjects of both matter and nirvana. By the word mind we mean ‘citt’ which according to Theravada Buddhism has four components namely ‘vedana’, ‘sangna’, ‘sankara and ‘vingnana’. These components participate in ‘paticca samuppada’ (dependent co-origination) and they are also four of the five ‘skandas’ (aggregates) which constitute the human being.
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Teacher who helped shape American Buddhism is still on a quest by Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2010
Jack Kornfield says 'we're teaching meditation not as a religious activity but as a support for living a wise and healthy and compassionate inner life.'
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Technological and Political Progressivism in Historical Buddhist Thought by Kris Notaro, ieet.org, May 28, 2010
Buddhism is one of the largest and oldest religions in the world, having been founded in approximately 500 BCE and currently possessing the third largest number of adherents of any world belief system. Over time, the fields of quantum mechanics, existentialism, phenomenology, and physics have all found parallels between their own theories and the theories of Buddhist thinkers throughout history. In addition, many concepts in the field of therapy such as a focus on the present moment and the belief that much of the turmoil human beings face originates not from external stimuli but from our own anxieties and psychological baggage were written about again and again by both Siddhartha Gautama, the historical founder of Buddhism, and those who followed in his footsteps.
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BUDDHA’S TEACHING OF ANATTA by Ajahn Brahmavamso, Daily Mirror, May 28th, 2010
“All conditioned things are impermanent. All conditioned things are suffering. All dhammas (all things conditioned and unconditioned) are anatta”. These are the three basic factors of all existence. It is in order to penetrate these truths that we practice the Noble Eightfold Path.
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Beijing eases Buddha bar by Saibal Dasgupta, TOI Crest, May 22, 2010, 12.00pm IST
The officially atheist People’s Republic of China — built on the communist belief that religion is a dangerous opium of the masses — is beginning to walk the Middle Path. Though there has been no official announcement , the Communist Party is clearly prepared to give the Buddha and Buddhism a bigger role than it has played since the mass destruction of monasteries during the Cultural Revolution in the ‘60s and ‘70s.
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Prison meditation courses expand to Mandalay, Bago by Cherry Thein, May 17 - 23, 2010, http://www.mmtimes.com
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An analysis of the buddhist concept of this moment - A way to the future by Dr Janaka Goonetilleke, Asian Tribune, May 16, 2010

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