Nationalist Buddhist monk praises Trump

Oliver Gomez
Oliver Gomez

Shunned by Myanmar's new government and its >Buddhist hierarchy, a nationalist monk blamed for >whipping up at times bloody anti-Muslim fervor said >he feels vindicated by U.S. voters who elected >Donald Trump to be president.

Can we meme this guy into creating a right wing Buddhist theocracy in Myanmar? He is based, and I love to troll shitlibs that are "into Buddhism and stuff" by reminding them that he exists.

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Lincoln Howard
Lincoln Howard

Fuck, forgot link

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Jose James
Jose James

Good if he could even kick out the alien christcuck missionaries working as spies it would be great for myanmar.

Lucas Jones
Lucas Jones

Only if he converts to the true faith.

Metal.

Brayden Brooks
Brayden Brooks

we need to meme this guy into power. somebody call Donald Jr and make sure this buddhist dude gets some of those black budget funds the US uses to rig elections around the world

Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson

Unlike what hippies and liberals claim, Buddhism is not a peaceful religion and perfectly capable of violence.

Julian Gonzalez
Julian Gonzalez

I don't know anything about Myanmar Buddhism. Is it like modern Indian (((Buddhism))) or no?

Jayden Foster
Jayden Foster

Would you Holla Forums?
"In America, there can be organizations like us who are protecting against the dangers of Islamization. Those organizations can come to organizations in Myanmar to get suggestions or discuss," he said in an interview at his monastery in Mandalay on Nov. 12.
"Myanmar doesn't really need to get suggestions from other countries. But they can get ideas from Myanmar."

Jaxson Wilson
Jaxson Wilson

"religion of peace", eh?

Isaac Roberts
Isaac Roberts

Buddhists and Muslims are natural enemies, like Christians and Muslims

Or Jews and Muslims

Or Muslims and other Muslims

Cameron Jenkins
Cameron Jenkins

I genuinely don't understand the moral justification for this in the framework of Buddhism though.

Surely this is more a case of someone who can see the destruction mudslimes are capable of, but also happens to be buddhist.

Hudson Allen
Hudson Allen

you muslims sure are a contentious people

Dominic Sullivan
Dominic Sullivan

Think about it this way. Either you do nothing and mudslimes destroy everything everywhere or you act on you consciousness and kill mudslimes so everyone else can exist.

Robert Nelson
Robert Nelson

I'm no expert, but didn't monks practice kungfu so they'd be prepared to defend their values?

Anthony Ward
Anthony Ward

Buddhism isn't about peace and love. It's about avoiding conflict with yourself and your surroundings to minimize the suffering of existence.

Buddhism condones even genocide, if it's a way to avoid a greater suffering.

Aaron Diaz
Aaron Diaz

Are you simple or do you just understand Buddhism as interpreted by hippies and new age faggots? Buddhism at its core is a system designed to free ones self from samsara each of us is locked in. The way that is achieved is by following a set of principles aimed at removing karmic ties to the world. Unlike the desert trilogy and other theistic religions a practitioner is under no obligation to follow this path and may at any point choose to do otherwise with the full understanding of what it entails. The non-violence precept of ahimsa is generally cited as though Buddhists must be eternally cucked and just allow you to walk all over them lest they tainted with sin. This is a wholly ignorant interpretation and many historical texts shed light on how it works in practice. War and violence should be avoided if possible but self defense is allowed as a final resort to protect ones self, community, and people. Shaolin monks are a well known example of ardent followers of Buddhism in its strictest form though at various points in history were used as mercenaries of sorts as they lost their way as an organization, such as the current CCP run disneyland of its current state

Brayden Ross
Brayden Ross

YOU CAN'T SLEEP NEXT TO A RABID DOG

Anthony Fisher
Anthony Fisher

Nice Buddhoubles

Nolan Morales
Nolan Morales

DEM DUBDUBS

Hudson Stewart
Hudson Stewart

Because you're a fucking retard and don't know anything about Buddhism.

James Murphy
James Murphy

YOU JUST MADE AN ETERNAL ENEMY, PAL!

Cooper James
Cooper James

self defense is allowed as a final resort to protect ones self, community, and people
Correction, any violence is allowed, if the inaction brings greater violence and suffering into the world.

If you see a murderer plotting to kill people you should break his neck preventively.

Austin Clark
Austin Clark

Based Myanmar
This country is a good exemple of transition from economically challenged military dictatorship to a more efficient form of government WITHOUT going fuckk cuck toward migrants and muslims especially.
They have strong nationalist tencdencies.

Even Ahn San Suu Kyi hates muslims.
dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3508710/Moment-Burma-heroine-lost-cool-Today-s-Mishal-Suu-Kyi-s-anger-no-one-told-going-interviewed-Muslim-heated-questioning-BBC.html

Michael Turner
Michael Turner

In "enlightened" religions like Buddhism and Christianity, waiting for death is the ultimate goal. The rest is window dressing.

When confronted with mudslimes, though, nobody actually wants to do that because of strictly earthly reasons. But you can't say you want to kick out mudslimes because they're awful and fuck them. That's pagan/unenlightened. So they'll scour some holy book for rationalization. It doesn't really matter what it is.

Josiah Reed
Josiah Reed

no actually, muslims are just so abhorrent they piss of Buddhist monks

Lucas Edwards
Lucas Edwards

I know that pic related was most likely literally insane, but he made me interested in Buddhism. But there are so many offshots, I really don't know where to start. Should I read old texts, newer books, or try and join a Buddhist community? The problem is that there aren't that many of them in my country, and they some of them seem to be no better than Christians. One group claims that they feed 2000 people every day, or something like that, so they sounds just like a bunch of hippies.

Hunter Cooper
Hunter Cooper

create your own sect

Juan Johnson
Juan Johnson

Anyone have the video that's purported to be of Muslims swarming a village in Myanmar and fucking everything up? Video is taken by someone in a room upstairs where they're locked in and trapped by the end of the video.

Also the video of Wirathu where he speaks for about 1 to 2 minutes on Islam in an interview and drops some his quotes, like you cannot sleep next to a mad dog or compares them to a type of fish that fucks over native fish, etc.

Didn't save either of them, I regret to say.

Nathan Mitchell
Nathan Mitchell

What game's that?

Carson Ward
Carson Ward

Learn Buddha's life history and his lessons. Then look into Zen riddles. That's pretty much it to get a general idea.

Buddhism is not really something a fighter should be interested in, it's all about going with the flow.

Jayden Young
Jayden Young

Well, there's that bushido thing the Japs had. Also, Ungern was indeed insane. Look up his life and deeds and you will see what I mean.

Andrew Hill
Andrew Hill

Nah. The real thing is the "5 rings", then the "Art of War", then "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius, then "On War", then "Prince" by Machiavelli. In that order. These are the 5 books for the ultimate warrior-politician philosophy.

Colton Lewis
Colton Lewis

isn't that a buddha from a temple in hongn kong? I've seen this nigga before

Blake Miller
Blake Miller

I merely stated that Buddhism piked my interest after reading about the life of a German officer of the Russian Army who wanted to resore the Mongolian Empire by slaughtering Chinks, jews and commies. So I'm more interested in why he prayed in both Buddhist and Christian temples, and for this reason I want to learn more about Buddhism.

Aiden Wright
Aiden Wright

Meditations
Its very pessimistic,good thing christianity subverted these stoic idiots and took over them.

Levi Roberts
Levi Roberts

Buddhism is not really something a fighter should be interested in, it's all about going with the flow.
Going with the flow is a major part of combat. There's a reason why it's not uncommon to see monks practicing martial arts, and why many of Asia's feudal warlords have practiced Buddhism.

Mason Phillips
Mason Phillips

It's a major part of the combat if you are only there to lose. If you want to win, you must be able to break the flow and redirect it into your favor.
Breaking the flow is exactly what we do is dedicated to.

Daniel Garcia
Daniel Garcia

"Muslims are like African carps. They breed rapidly, have violent behavior, and eat their own kind as well as other fishes. They also destroy the natural resources and beauty underwater. Even though they are the minority, our entire race has been suffering a great deal under the burden of the minority. The majority Burmese have not intruded, corrupted, or abused them, but we have been suffering under their burden. That is why if there were as many Muslims as there are Buddhists, Myanmar could never be at peace." - Ashin Wirathu

Justin Morris
Justin Morris

RIGHT WING BUDDHIST MONKS'''

Caleb Clark
Caleb Clark

Julius Evola's Doctrine of Awakening is a red pilled book about Buddhism based on the original texts. I highly recommend it for anyone interested but can't find a proper source. Pic related.
Remember Buddha was an Indo-Aryan aristocrat, former crown prince, schooled in the art of war and statesmanship. He was a reactionary who detested the degeneracy and decadence of his time. He said fuck the system and the normies and broke free. The institutions of the time were rotting from within and almost as cucked and inauthentic as Christianity is today. The book is well worth your time and attention. You will not become Buddhist and hippy faggot by reading this. You will however learn from a true Aryan sage who overcame many of the same challenges that we meet today. 10/10

Nathaniel Phillips
Nathaniel Phillips

desuarchive.org/pdfs/thread/4212/
Sounds promising, thanks.

Jeremiah Wright
Jeremiah Wright

It's quite ok to kill. Even as a Taoist.

Just don't be a massive degenerate when doing so. Like this faggot.

Austin Nguyen
Austin Nguyen

Dude, it's just about going with flow man, like bernie.

Stop reading about buddhism from corrupt sources. The whole intent of modern academic study regarding spiritual tradition is to castrate it, pacify it and dull it down to make it fit a marxist-liberal frame. It's a kike tactic to destroy any essentialist avenue of thought that could lead to a reactionary mindset. They deconstruct, subvert and destroy. And then sell you a fake god goy version for some shekels. Just like christianity.

Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson

The middle way is literally about going with the flow. If you don't have any attachments and chastise your desired, you don't have a reason to against the flow, for it will only cause unnecessary suffering.

Going against the flow is exactly opposite of buddhism - you consciously create chaos, which results in your own suffering and the suffering of everyone caught in the waves you cause.

Nathaniel Brown
Nathaniel Brown

Still, can we say that people -like the moslems in this case- that go against the flow are causing suffering for us, and so we are right to oppose them?

Caleb Fisher
Caleb Fisher

Since you are both going against the flow, the wise thing to do would be letting Muslims to disrupt the flow and redirect it into your favor.

Jayden Parker
Jayden Parker

Buddhism is incoherent to begin with, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Blake Turner
Blake Turner

Buddhism to me always felt like 5th century BC nihilism dressed up in Vedic themes

You watch it lad

The Way basically has no moral compass besides respect your elders, achieve inner peace and preserve natural beauty

Look up Khotan
the mudshits have done horrible things to christians but they didnt even see buddhists as worthy of slavery
if muhammad had ever seen a samsara wheel the Kingdom of Khotan wouldn't have been erased from history and buried under a layer of turkroach sewage

Michael White
Michael White

I take that for a yes then. I mean, he is redirecting the people's rage against them.
if muhammad had ever seen a samsara wheel the Kingdom of Khotan wouldn't have been erased from history and buried under a layer of turkroach sewage
What do you mean by this?

Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster

YIP YIP

Jace Rodriguez
Jace Rodriguez

faggot that you are, you have neglected to mention the Hagakure

Levi Hughes
Levi Hughes

What do you mean by this?
as in muslims only spared the lives of people who followed religions muhammad knew of
the pagan arabs were forced to convert, the christians and jews lived as a second class citizenry obviously less so the jews but were still allowed to live
buddhists? zoroastrians? hindus? sikhs?
the muslims massacred, raped en masse and attempted to wipe them out for the better part of a thousand years
militant hinduism and buddhism is a direct reaction to islam
and the sikhs? the entire reason their religion tells their men to carry a knife or sword at all times is so they can protect themselves and anyone else from a muslim
its why the sikh empire in India was a multi religious state including hindus, buddhists, sikhs, christians and jains where muslims were banned from holding any public office
heres an excerpt from the turk who led the islamic invasion of the kingdom of Khotan
We came down on them like a flood,
We went out among their cities,
We tore down the idol-temples,
We shat on the Buddha's head!
they literally had their soldiers shit on all the buddhist art and architecture
we only know a few things about Khotan from Chinese sources and because some Khotanese monks collapsed a cave which they filled with scrolls and documents before the muslims arrived containing records of Khotan along with a shit load of sutras

Alexander Reyes
Alexander Reyes

Just an addition to the lament of Khotan because its a sad tale
imagine a majority buddhist kingdom, plentiful food because of a complex irrigation system that fed their cereal fields and fruit orchards
its main exports were white jade and silk, the few tapestries surviving of Khotan were woven from silk in a hellenic style
a buddhist kingdom and a successor state to what was left of the tocharian/helleno-bactrian people of the east in a manner you could say the very last remnant of Alexanders legacy in the east
destroyed by mudshits

Mason Sullivan
Mason Sullivan

SuperPower 2.

I recommend this game even tho it has lots of flaws. The online community is nice and fun.

Anthony Sanchez
Anthony Sanchez

Buddhism is not really something a fighter should be interested in.

"Evola successfully demonstrates that this view is profoundly distorted by a series of
prejudices. Passivity? Inaction? On the contrary, Buddha never tired of exhorting his
disciples to "work toward victory"; he himself', at the end of his life, said with pride:
katam karaniyam. "done is what needed to be done!" Pessimism? t is true that Buddha,
picking up a formula of Brahmanism, the religion in which he had been raised prior to his
departure from Kapilavastu, affirmed that everything on earth is "suffering." But he also
clarified for us that this is the case because we are always yearning to reap concrete
benefits from our actions. For example, warriors risk their lives because they long for the
pleasure of victory and for the spoils, and yet, in the end they are always disappointed: the
pillaging is never enough and what has been gained is quickly squandered. Also, the taste
of victory soon fades away. But if one becomes aware of this state of affairs (this is one
aspect of the Awakening), the pessimism is dispelled since reality is what it is, neither
good nor bad in itself; reality is inscribed in Becoming, which cannot he interrupted.
Thus, one must live and act with the awareness that the only thing that matters is each and
every moment. Thus, duty (dhamma) is claimed to he the only valid reference point: "Do
your duty," that is, "let your every action be totally disinterested."

It's all about going with the flow.
Going against the flow is exactly opposite of buddhism.

I never made that claim. My problem is that you reduce it to nothing. It's like saying: Jesus was all about being nice and going against being nice is exactly the opposite of being christian. And all that talk about "I don't come to bring peace, I come with a sword" and whipping merchants at the temple is just theatrics. It's only about huggs, kisses and adopting nigger babies. Don't be childish, it's not dudeism.

Thomas Stewart
Thomas Stewart

Don't join a community. Also disregard the user telling you that "reading zen riddles" will tell you something about Buddhism. The core Buddhist textual corpus is the Pali Canon. It's too long to read in full as an "intro" to buddhism, but if you get a book of translations of the most popular sections that's an alright primer. Avoid books that "interpret" buddhism, or try to "put Buddhism in a modern context/language", these are written by people who want to indoctrinate others into their personal understanding of Buddhism, usually injecting or omitting all kinds of moral, metaphysical, and other ideas to/from the picture. Just read Pali canon translations. You can read anything. This site offers good translations of a huge amount of text from the Pali canon and offers a bit of structure to guide you to the most central stuff: accesstoinsight.org/

Also, it's useful to have a basic understanding of the history of Buddhism so you know what you're seeing when you encounter different "Buddhists" saying markedly different things and engaging in completely different practices. Buddhism wasn't codified in text until 500 years after the death of the Buddha. The Theravadan tradition follows the texts that were laid down at that time and nothing else. The original tradition as preserved in Theravada is focused solely on meditation and understanding of the Pali Canon. Metaphysical and cosmological ideas (i.e. things regarding gods, spiritual realms, the true nature of existence, etc.) are contained in the Pali Canon, and are interesting, but the Buddha is unflinchingly clear whenever asked about these issues that they are ultimately unimportant and that all he intends to teach is the way to end suffering which mostly involves coming into the right relationship with the mind.

As Buddhism moved out of India and across the rest of Asia it was blended with local beliefs and so you get Chan, a blending with Taoism, which became Zen in Japan, and as such is focused more on a notion of the "natural", and strips out a massive amount of information from the original tradition in favor of extreme simplicity. In India, local deistic beliefs were grafted onto Buddhism and the result was Mahayana Buddhism, in which gods are worshiped, prayers and flashy rituals are used, and it basically has almost nothing to do with the actual message of the Buddha as to how you need to practice to end suffering. In Tibet Buddhism was blended with local shamanistic beliefs and the result is Vajrayana Buddhism, usually just called Tibetan Buddhism in the west. Vajrayana retains some of the metaphysical, moral, and praxis structure expounded by the Buddha, but ads a mountain of magical practices and rituals on top as a means to achieving the same goal with the explanation that in the Buddha's time it was easier to achieve enlightenment through meditative practice alone, but now we need the help of magic and spirits.

The most worthwhile Theravadan sect in existence today is the Thai Forest tradition IMO. They formed as a reaction to over-emphasis on textual analysis in the Theravadan tradition, and sought to re-orient the practice towards personal development of meditation.

In this series of talks a Thai Forest tradition monk who spent 9 years in secluded forest meditation under the guidance of Ajahn Cha, a renowned Thai teacher, explains his perspective on meditation. It's extremely simple but after thousands of hours of meditation in various approaches over many years, I've found it more useful than any other instruction I've ever heard: youtube.com/watch?v=B3WV9KqxGcQ&t=2154s

As for traditions other than Theravada, I find Zen / Chan, most interesting, maybe because I have an interest in Taoism also. If you're a magick kiddie, Vajrayana will probably be the most interesting to you.

Anthony Reyes
Anthony Reyes

So on that site I should find some guidance to the more important parts of the Pali Canon. Then I should just try to understand it and also keep on practising meditation. Got it.
the Buddha is unflinchingly clear whenever asked about these issues that they are ultimately unimportant and that all he intends to teach is the way to end suffering which mostly involves coming into the right relationship with the mind
Great, it means I can be a Buddhist without caring about gods, right? I don't want to be some fedora-tipper, but I have a hard time with putting faith into such things.
In India, local deistic beliefs were grafted onto Buddhism and the result was Mahayana Buddhism, in which gods are worshiped, prayers and flashy rituals are used, and it basically has almost nothing to do with the actual message of the Buddha as to how you need to practice to end suffering.
India is truly the sad story of racemixing bringing down the standards over centuries.
I find Zen / Chan, most interesting, maybe because I have an interest in Taoism also.
I will try to get into zen later on, but that's mostly because of Japan in my case. Those people are crazy in a way that I just can't ignore.
If you're a magick kiddie, Vajrayana will probably be the most interesting to you.
Not at all, so I think I will skip that.

Robert Morales
Robert Morales

Evola overglorified it. Buddhism IS pretty passive, and the whole action part is about standing your ground.
His warriors example shows it perfectly, it's about being content about what is what and trying to enjoy it.

The power to fight and to change, however comes from the exact discontent, pain and anger. And the more discontent and anger there is, the stronger the will to fight. There is nothing more dangerous than a cornered beast, and the trick is to corner yourself in your mind.

Jaxson King
Jaxson King

Definitely the one to meme

Levi Powell
Levi Powell

Ashin Wirathu is also of the opinion that "islam is not like other religions". I am of the same opinion - Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, or even atheist, we all share many of the same values, and there is little antagonism between us. There's mutual respect between these faiths because they all preach what is good. But islam? It's downright anti-human.

And don't get me started on judaism.

Christian Jenkins
Christian Jenkins

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I wonder what metal would sound like with a nationalist, asian-buddhist flare to it.

Jason Anderson
Jason Anderson

About as strange as this.

Dominic Adams
Dominic Adams

Here you go

Brayden Edwards
Brayden Edwards

rightwing bhuddist theocracy

But its already ruled by a military junta.
How much more to the right do you want them to be?

Jackson Morales
Jackson Morales

Ya know, Simpsons made that joke but in the case of Muslims it's actually perfectly true.

Henry Jenkins
Henry Jenkins

How about a mongolian folk metal band?

tengger cavalry

Robert Powell
Robert Powell

You can argue that most religions developed over time from multiple influences - Even Judaism was influenced by, for example, the Babylonian faith - but in the case of Islam, every last bit stems from the mind of a desert warlord. It's a religion tailor-made for conquest and war and nothing else. There are sects that brought their own interpretation to it, like the Sufis, but we all know how Sunnis treat other Islamic minorities.

Adrian Harris
Adrian Harris

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgVioP-SoW1gYW5SnLdnYsOAEkL8Vhavy

won't let me embed this

youtube.com/watch?v=iOWCs97kTT0&list=PLgVioP-SoW1gYW5SnLdnYsOAEkL8Vhavy

Josiah Allen
Josiah Allen

I genuinely don't understand the moral justification for this in the framework of Buddhism though.

"If the bodhisattva sees that some caustic means, some use of severity would be of benefit to sentient beings, and does not employ it in order to guard against unhappiness, he is possessed of fault, possessed of contradiction; there is fault that is not defiled" Asanga.

"Realizing this, one should always be striving for others' well-being. Even what is proscribed is permitted for a compassionate person who sees it will be of benefit" Śāntideva.

tl;dr you are allowed to break rules in Buddhism when you confront bloodthirsty compassion-less cunts like Muslims.

Samuel Myers
Samuel Myers

There is big push in the west to make Buddhism look like a liberal ideology.

Aaron Reyes
Aaron Reyes

myanmar
shitty jpop

uhh

Luis Hall
Luis Hall

why is nobody talking about the rad mongolian folk metal I posted.

also

this guy was the shit.

Ian Kelly
Ian Kelly

noice

James Martinez
James Martinez

Fucking finns make good music

Benjamin James
Benjamin James

He isn't a real Buddhist. Believe me, I'm an American and have taken a lot of yoga classes, and I know that Buddhism is about veganism and social justice.

Henry Reed
Henry Reed

Islam is a punishment from God. It is "evil," but it is not purely satanic like Judaism.

Christopher Lewis
Christopher Lewis

Retards like you don't get what buddhism is about, buddhism has literally nothing to do with making the world a better place, it's about finding happiness and wisdom.

Hunter James
Hunter James

Islam is evil in the sense of Isaiah 45:7: "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things." It is only in this somewhat restricted sense of the word 'evil' that God could be seen as the creator of evil, and Islam could be regarded as an instrument of divine punishment – a bringer of divine evils, in the sense of Isaiah 45. Viewed in this light, the evil aspects of Islam can be seen as divine in origin. Its darkness is a sublime darkness. Its destructive tendencies are in accord with the laws of justice.
Just compare the differences between Judaism and Islam in this respect.
The religion of Judaism, in accordance with its Satanic origins, is destructive towards everything that is good. A perfect illustration of the Jewish mentality is the custom of kidnapping a Christian child on Passover, nailing him to a Cross, and puncturing the child's body with needles in the blood-rich veins until all the blood is drained out of the body. The Jews destroy good things because they are good. Their motive is Satanic.
Islam, on the other hand, tends to be destructive more towards degenerate and corrupt cultures and civilisations in an advanced state of decay (pre-Islamic Arabia, Egypt, India, the modern West, etc.). Islam isn't the solution to the problems that afflict these societies; it is the punishment. The cure is Christianity.
There's too much justness in Islam's destructive and 'oppressive' tendencies for Islam to be of purely Satanic origin. Satan could not have authored this, nor can he be an instrument of justice.
In the sense of Isaiah 45:7, Christianity is divine light, Islam is divine darkness; Christianity cures and heals, Islam punishes and destroys. One is good, the other is 'evil'; but neither of these religions is Satanic.
Of all major religions, I believe that only Judaism is of specifically Satanic origin.

Nathaniel Reed
Nathaniel Reed

Meme or no, Buddhist theocracy is probably the only thing that can hold the country together tbh. Bamars are an absolute majority, but only barely, and all the minorities basically flit in and out of states of mafia/terrorist/guerrilla hybrid warfare. Only religion unites them.

Question is whether they would lean towards China or the West. China is starting to fund terror groups in Myanmar because they're not getting their way. Geopolitically there are pluses and minuses to each configuration: but I imagine the deciding factor will be whether the West can turn a blind eye to the massacre of Bengalis ("Rohingya", a meme-tier ethnicity with about as much legitimacy as a Ukrainian Crimea). Probably the West will be increasingly SJW, the Burmese will get pissed off, and they'll be back in the Chinese embrace.

Also I want to post some dank Burmese classical music but my internet is made of niggers and I'm so angry right now

Chase Miller
Chase Miller

I would say the opposite. It used to be that the West idolised Buddhism (as an attempte to undermine Christianity, essentially), but now Buddhism is being demonised in an effort to show that all religions (not just mudslimes we swear) have their "extremist" elements, and a sanitised cuckreligion form of all creeds is necessary.

Evan Evans
Evan Evans

Based Ashin

Hudson Jones
Hudson Jones

happiness and wisdom
Implying those two ideals can co-exist

Noah Scott
Noah Scott

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Portentious dubs lad.
Ungerns cavalry unit had a 170% mortality rate
170%
Holy shit my sides, I have a soft spot for utter lunatics tbh.

Mason Jackson
Mason Jackson

XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN UNIVERSE WHEN?

Grayson Gomez
Grayson Gomez

Sternberg had a plan to re establish monarchies from the far east to the west
actively restarted the Mongolian Empire
quoted The Protocols
staged his own pogrom
Fucking wew lad. Thanks for the heads up on this mad man.

William Ramirez
William Ramirez

the ultimate wisdom will bring you happiness

Joshua Miller
Joshua Miller

Buddhism has nothing to teach. Samsara is Nirvana. However, if y'all insist, I'd recommend against starting with the Pali Canon or the Sutras. They're frankly boring, and they are liturgical documents anyway, they're supposed to be chanted, not read. Read Zen stuff. Read the Tao te Ching. Read Japanese and Chinese folklore, read about their vampires and demons and monster myths. Oh yeah Journey to the West is pretty great, especially the prologue about how Sun Wu-Kong gets imprisoned by Buddha for being so awesome even Heaven can't deal with it.

thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/Translations/Teachings_of_Rinzai.pdf

Lincoln Murphy
Lincoln Murphy

So, you mean to say
la ilaha illallah muhammadur rasulullah

Nathaniel Wood
Nathaniel Wood

Sounds like some gay shit bro

Justin Phillips
Justin Phillips

What you all meant to say is
"The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters."

John Bennett
John Bennett

Esoteric Tengrism is the future wave of the past

Chase Robinson
Chase Robinson

taoism != buddhism

Leo Taylor
Leo Taylor

As a Buddhist and female this is disturbing. The Buddha taught a way of non-violence, even if that means surrendering your life to those who practice violence. I just cant even…

:^)

Caleb Price
Caleb Price

jesus, so many people here are so limited to thinking every bit of knowledge about spirituality, soul and the divine has to be contained or bound to some religion. research spirituality on itself

Charles Rivera
Charles Rivera

Grow a sense of humour you bloody asspie

PS:
muh special snowflake spirituality
Fuck off, religion is a social phenomenon first and foremost

Dylan Anderson
Dylan Anderson

Asian religions, unlike occidental religion, is primarily an attempt to socially contextualize human experiences of altered states of consciousness.

Brandon Walker
Brandon Walker

if you want to be in a group so you can validate yourself im afraid metaphysics isnt for you in the first place

Ryder Young
Ryder Young

Temple "KEK LOK SI"

Literally Look And See KEK. temple.

Thomas Fisher
Thomas Fisher

They ran from the mosque and slaughtered almost the whole village of Buddhists. The most incredible video, must watch. Called the Rakhine Massacre

Bengali Muslims (Rohingya) launched a surprise attack on the Buddhists in Maungdaw on June 8, 2012. This attack set off the large-scale violence that erupted in Rakhine State, Burma.

After Friday prayer in the mosque, Rohingya Bengali mobs in Maungdaw town and other remote villages in Maungdaw township, started a premeditated attacks against ethnic minority Rakhine and Burmese settlers. They killed any Rakhine and Burmese they could find on that day including women and children. They stole Rakhine property and burnt down Rakhine and Burmese houses including many Buddhist monasteries. Some reports said children were thrown into the fire and elders died in the fire because they could not escape quick enough.

Chase Price
Chase Price

wow. why don't the buddest just start executing them in the streets.

Jayden Barnes
Jayden Barnes

I always find it amusing on how the Californian brand of (((Buddhism))) differs greatly from genuine traditional Buddhism.

Angel James
Angel James

I respectfully disagree. Finding wisdom is suffering, if only because the truth is so sobering. Peace, or even happiness, is a very lofty and nigh unattainable state if you're reaching out for wisdom. The two are mutually exclusive.

Noah Ward
Noah Ward

Shaolin monks do

Christian Diaz
Christian Diaz

onflict with yourself and your surroundings to minimize the suffering of existence.
Buddhism condones even genocide, if it's a way to avoid a greater suffering.

Speaking of Machiavelli, anyone else classed as a high mach? I come in at 84, I bet we would have been buddies.

Brody Campbell
Brody Campbell

It's the state of full knowledge and not giving a fuck because it doesn't matter anyway because we're all going to die.

Hunter Murphy
Hunter Murphy

You forgot Hindus and Muslims, most likely nuclear war it's between Pakistan and India.

Jaxon Barnes
Jaxon Barnes

They do lel
rfa.org/english/news/myanmar/weekend-attack-on-myanmar-border-guards-response-leave-more-than-20-dead-10102016154007.html

Gavin Morris
Gavin Morris

this is the reason this man started a militant order of Buddhists.

I have just recently learned about this massacre. let me tell you, it made me ""unfathomably furious"" when I found out. I have now solidly and vocally come to the conclusion that Islam has no place in this world and should be banished from every edge of the planet.
what needs to be done for it to be universally labeled a violent cult?

Nolan Bailey
Nolan Bailey

In my mind I score 98 but I moralfag too hard in my heart to actually be that.

Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin

why

Jacob Reyes
Jacob Reyes

Fucking intl please go.

"fedorism" is a shitty atheism rip off and atheism its buddhism for tards.

Christian Reed
Christian Reed

Representing the Kazah people: Darkestrah
youtu.be/NVIY7NvhynE
Also, best female vocals in metal Ive heard (lets not get into arch enemy etc)

Ian Roberts
Ian Roberts

Of course she hates Muslims. The Muslim population in Burma are uppity pests and an annoying leftover from the British occupation.

Aiden Gonzalez
Aiden Gonzalez

Buddhism condones even genocide, if it's a way to avoid a greater suffering.
tfw I came to this conclusion many years ago
Blood memory…