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July 04, 2011

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Renée

abuses and racism are not the teachings of the Buddha, so there is no Buddhism. There are so much "wrong" teachers and "wrong" words in this world, so myself I only concentrate on "real" teachers, those who are what they are teaching...
A thought-provoking post!
Renée

anonymous

And there is something very "wrong" with being "judgmental". Deciding who is a good teacher, or a bad teacher. What is authentic Buddhism and what is not. But, the politically correct way, is to not challenge any of these judgements. ( maybe a little dust will get in your eyes, and then you have to take a break from infecting the world with nonsense ) To just go along with the holy words of certified teachers....like Shimano and Merzel for instance. All teachers need a good slap in the face. And all politically correct Buddhist bloggers need one too. :)

Renée

Anon, oh, you are very naive if you think that you don't have to judge in life (you perhaps don't know the meaning of "non judging" in Buddhism?). The Buddha and other great teachers always warned about wrong teachers. They said that you always have to test even teachers and see and feel and know if you can trust them. The Buddhist is no blind person!
Renée

Marcus

Nice post.

I spent years following these debate-driven Buddhist blogs and getting snarled up in endlessly long arguments. What an utter waste of time and effort!

Now I stick to reading just a small handful of blogs written by good Dharma friends (like yourself!), especially people I know personally, who know better than to keep going on and on every single day over the same old debates!

And then I go for a walk.

:)

Marcus

Renée

you are right, Markus...!
Renée

Joseph

Once in a while, I get varying amounts of dust in my eyes (ears, nostrils, mouth, socks, underwear, and under my nails, too...).

Then I stand there asking myself, "What did I do that for?

Genju

I have a Dust Devil... all it does is spew dust back into the room. But sometimes, I have to put on a good pair of goggles and an air filtered mask so I can get through the dust storms like abuse by so-called teachers.

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