15575Re: [Meditation Society of America] Sharing, Caring, and The Buddha
- Sep 2, 2007--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, sean tremblay
>florish is for good men to do nothing.
> Ego or not a wise man once said, all that it takes for evil to
Sean, I used to have that quote on the header of a website I used to
have up for an online publication I toyed with. A friend who leads a
Sangha said once that the Sangha must find the balance between
selflessness, forgiveness, etc., and when to give voice or make a
stand for right. Something like that. Too many yell about the train
but are not willing to stand in front of it. My inspiration for
public action used to be John Wayne. Now it is Mahatma Gandhi. Or,
of course, Jesus. It wasn't by going in with guns a'blazing but
rather appearing to "loose" that they overcame. Love will triumph but
only if we live it at all costs.
> Aideen McKenna <aideenmck@...> wrote: Thanks for both
> I love the way you talked about the functions of a belt. Untilquite recently, I was living in a "Bible Belt" & although I've found
out that a Canadian Bible Belt is a flabby elastic band compared to
those in your country, it seemed plenty tight & unpleasant enough. I
wrote frequent letters to the editors of the town's 2 papers. I don't
know whether they had any effect. Sometimes I think that letters like
yours & mine only serve to increase the paranoia, the siege mentality,
of the people who only want to further tighten the belt. So now &
then, I'd give up the effort, but then there'd be another flare-up of
hate disguised as Christianity & I'd find it too difficult to resist
another written call for love & tolerance. Like you, I have trouble
keeping my mouth shut. I'm not sure how much of that has to do with
my own ego maybe quite a lot. On the other hand, surely one can't
just say nothing when the crazies are taking over the asylum ? I
dunno. Anyway, yours
> was a dandy letter.[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Ted
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> Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Sharing, Caring, and The Buddha
> Greetings all!
> I have recently become acquainted with a teacher on the Facebook
> Sangha named Lin Zi Quan who has written some exemplary works. One of
> them, entitled "Clearing the Misconceptions," that provides some
> wonderful insight into Buddhism. This article is found here:
> This person has a Taoist/Buddhist background and great insight. Enjoy!
> Second item:
> A letter I wrote to our local newspaper, the Lufkin Daily News, was
> printed today. I wish to share this letter. I would also like to ask
> what you all think of the propriety of writing letters such as this
> might be and if any have written to your local paper.
> Find the letter here:
>8/31/07 5:21 PM
> Alternately, visit www.lufkindailynews.com , choose "Opinion" and then
> the letter: LETTER: Cinching up the Bible belt
> The book of Philippians offers these words: "whatever is true,
> whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is
> lovely, whatever is admirableif anything is excellent or
> praiseworthythink about such things." (NIV) Selah.
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