Posts tagged: Buddhist



Solidarism, Interfaith Spirituality & Ecology

What is interfaith spirituality?

The definition of the Center for Economic & Social Justice (‘CESJ' ) is as good as any:

‘There is a Source of all creation and of all universal and absolute values such as Truth, Love and Justice, which represent the ultimate ends of human actions. Many people call ...

Free Tibet

It is a new phenomenon, at least for the West. Buddhist monks - in large numbers - take a political stand. They did it last year in Burma (Myanmar) and they are doing it now in Tibet. Of course, they do it peacefully. They will not hurt people, nor destroy people's possessions. That's not their ...

Monk-Power

It is a new phenomenon, at least for the West. Buddhist monks - in large numbers - take a political stand. They did it last year in Burma (Myanmar) and they are doing it now in Tibet. Of course, they do it peacefully. They will not hurt people, nor destroy people's possessions. That's not their ...

Deserted Temples

We had meant to lie low on Burma for a while. But here we are again. The junta will not get away with what they’ve done. All the worldly-wise readers who now say: ‘You see that non-violence doesn’t work? Look at Burma!’, should read this article. A BBC-reporter managed to get into Rangoon and has ...

The Importance of Natural Law

We were off the net for a week. A combination of personal disasters plus an extra heavy workload was the cause. But we’re back just in time for a comment on Pope Benedict’s pronouncement on natural law. He said last week that natural law must be the foundation of democracy, so that those in power ...

Countless are the Beings ...

What can we do to help the Burmese monks? Their answer would be: Pray. Well, let’s do that then. At a certain stage in their training Buddhist monks take the following oath: ‘Countless are the Beings; I promise to save them all’. So the Burmese monks are now doing what they have promised. This is a ...

Spiritual Revolution

From Fujimori to Burma (Myanmar). These have nothing in common, it might seem. Fujimori is not a Buddhist. Or is he? He calls himself the ‘Last Samurai’. With Japanese roots, he must have Shinto roots. And Shinto basically means the ‘Spiritual Path’, or Path (‘to’) of the Spirits (‘Shin’). The ...

Buddhist Monks stage Protests across Myanmar (Burma)

It is our aim to write from a Caribbean perspective. However, major developments around the world cannot be ignored. The case for democracy in Myanmar (Burma) demands attention. Aung San Suu Kyi has led a non-violent campaign against a military dictatorship in Myanmar (Burma) ever since 1988. She ...

We Hang in Between

One of our biggest mistakes is the belief that we are sovereign. True it is, our Inner Self is sovereign, our conscience if you will. But we as human beings are utterly dependent on the Spirit. Without the Spirit in us, our hearts would not beat. If the Spirit falters just a couple of minutes, ...

There is only one church: Truth

And nobody, no religion or church has a privilege to Truth. The reassertion by Pope Benedict XVI of the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church is a grave mistake. According to the BBC the Pope has approved a document saying that Orthodox churches were defective and that other Christian ...

Nature is to Man as Man is to God

What has all this got to do with God and Man? We don’t know how this ratio can be applied to the relationship between God and Man, but perhaps the wonder at our sense of beauty triggered by it gave somebody the idea that Nature, Man and God are proportioned likewise, i.e. that Nature is to Man as ...

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