Posts Tagged ‘Buddhism’

March 8th, 2020 - 12:10 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: What Happened to the Buddhist Teaching of Detachment?

The Buddha Taught His Followers to Detach Themselves From Material Items. Among the surging crowds in the streets of Phnom Penh are Buddhist monks, who are angry about the mysterious theft of a golden urn, believed to hold ashes of the Buddha himself. As the New York Times reported, monks blame a [...]

April 21st, 2019 - 3:16 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: A Buddhist View of Easter

“Happy Easter?” Is this a happy day for you? Seems to me that commemoration of suffering, even followed by surcease, can not be happy? There is a story of the Buddha. He was with a follower and they encountered an old, sick elephant. The old animal stepped on the follower’s foot. The follower [...]

June 7th, 2018 - 8:21 am § in Politics

China Adapts Buddhism to the Corporate Values of the State

Party vs Profit Sacred Chinese Buddhist sites have in recent years become major tourist attractions in the new China. This tourism boom has been fueled by a growing spiritual vacuum amid China’s newly-moneyed classes, but efforts to cash in on it now appear to have been stymied by a state drive to[...]

March 5th, 2017 - 1:13 am § in Uncategorized

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: The Largest Religion In Every State Other Than Christianity

What The REST OF US Believe by Christina Sterbenz  Business Indsider This map, first seen on Mark J Perry’s Twitter, answers the burning question of what faiths come in second place in each state. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies Based on data from Association of S[...]

May 1st, 2016 - 10:10 am § in Misc.



July 16th, 2015 - 7:18 am § in Misc.

On Abortion

I am a devout atheist and a  scientist. But I  understand that religious people live in an alternative reality. Whether that reality is Fox, Ayn Rand, Marx, Medical Marijuana or fundie Islam, the only “rules” I can make are 2. 1. Your reality can not interfere with mine. 2. You can no[...]

November 22nd, 2013 - 1:21 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Hypocrisy in Sri Lanka


November 7th, 2013 - 12:33 pm § in Jews, Misc.

What Buddhism Teaches About Mitzvot

Ed. Central to Judaism is the idea of “mitzvah.” Mitzvah is one of those words that do not translate well. It can mean law, good deed, and religious obligation all at the same time. Moreover, in Judaism, the mitzvot (plural) are themselves eternal, not so much mandated by God, but like G[...]

November 1st, 2013 - 9:23 am § in Jews, Misc.

Of Costumes and Being a Jew

Nonjews and many Jews themselves have trouble understanding our diversity. Some Jews reject these cheredim just as my own family seems not to understand that Jews can be atheists. I wonder what they would think if I became a JUBU?[...]