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10 reasons why I feel Buddhism has been usurped

 

Just like everything else, I feel the message of Buddhism has been polluted. Like the message of Jesus has been warped by IJ (International Jewry).

I went to a Buddhist center the other day and one of the Buddhist women working at the reception was enthusiastically rambling on about the tennis and how she loves watching the golf on TV. When I sensitively tried to explain about how TV is a distraction from the realities of this world and expressed that most people are unaware WW3 is looming, she just phased out of the conversation – she didn’t want to face anything negative and take social responsibility. It was end of conversation. Be positive.

Another woman who is one of the instructors, a full time Buddhist, I knew from when I attended the center before. I said “How are you, I haven’t seen you in about eight years.” She replied with that typically neutral smile “Good – it’s been a good eight years”

Ohh really – has it!? Everyone I know has been struggling out there. What about the Libyans, has it been good for them? What about the all the oppressed people of the world, have they had a good eight years? What about the starving people around the world, they’re not happied out like you are.

The philosophy of Buddhism is interconnectedness, that everything and everyone is intrinsically connected; yet she and any of the Buddhists I meet don’t seem connected or caring towards others in this world. Maybe I’m wrong, but it does seem that way.

I could have yelled at her. I find it so irritatingly selfish. So frustrating that she hasn’t got a clue and doesn’t really care what is going on outside her Buddhist bubble comfortable existence. There is bedlam going on in many parts of the world and she talks about being mindful. This is how insane things are.

The first precept (kind of rules) in Buddhism, is not to take life or be associated with taking life. Also not to be in ignorance and remain in Truth. But these Buddhists are all ‘happily’ paying their unlawful voluntary taxes. All of them contributing towards other’s suffering. Paying for wars, for pedophiles, for corruption and crime. Where is the mindfulness and compassion in that? This is not seeking Truth, this is willful ignorance. It’s just more escapism under their comfort blanket.

I suppose if I confronted them on this awkward topic, they would smile and advice me to keep meditating on metta (compassion). Keep taking the soma.

When I questioned one Buddhist instructor that if the Buddha says ‘this life is nothing but pain and suffering’, then why would young Buddhists bring children into the world. Her answer was “Well it’s an opportunity for the child to become enlightened”. Incredible! To me that’s mind control. Who in this lifetime (if ever) has reached enlightenment??

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1/. Soma pain killer

I feel it is soma bliss and not genuine happiness (Audious Huxley’s Brave New World ‘soma’). I have never met anyone who is truly enlightened or met anyone who has met anyone who is enlightened. Just people who have a superficial comfortable happiness, despite many intense years of spiritual practice. I think the placebo effect plays a huge part in their blissed out state. I really don’t think it’s a case of them having control over their minds, it’s more mind control.

Of course helping people get off addictions and reducing stress in this world is a good thing, but it’s jumping out of one box into another. It’s a like taking a pain killer for suffering in the world, never ever dealing with the real issues. Keep taking the soma and keep smiling through your oppression.

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2/. Accept your slavery

Why is Buddhism not threatened by International Jewry? They have their centers all over the world. Because it is zero threat to them. It is assisting their agenda by keeping people in soma happiness, accepting the crap in their lives. Deal with your suffering internally, don’t deal with those who are making your lives a misery. Remain passive in a blissed out state.

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3/. Sexual Misconduct 

Yet again, there is sexual misconduct within the higher ranks. And yet the organisation still promotes these offender’s literature. In one temple they even have a picture up of Sangharakshita who was banned from India for sexual misconduct. And they have his books openly on display for sale. Shocking!

If this spiritual system or any spiritual system was so affective, why does it not work? If this monk who was in an high authoritative position and spiritually enlightened, why would he fall for carnal pleasures?? It does not equate. Unless one looks at it for what it really is – just another mind control cult in it’s present state.

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4/. Willfully Ignorant

Most of the Buddhists I have spoken with are irritatingly naive about the real world. Political events and current affairs. Not only are they ignorant of what is going on in the real world – they are willfully ignorant. They just don’t care, because they’re all wrapped up in their comfortable soma blanket. Yet paradoxically claim to be about Truth, interconnectedness and compassion with everyone. It’s just so hypocritical. It’s just masked selfishness.

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5/. Groupthink

Like many cults, they are big on ingroup. They encourage sanga which is their spiritual community. This may seem natural to be amongst like-minded people with good influence (good association), but its more groupthink with repeater mentality within isolationism. That’s half the reason why these people haven’t got the foggiest idea what is going on in the world; because they’re all in their own little Buddhist bubble. Classic cult behaviour.

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6/. IAMism

It’s another IAMism. Another identity. More separatism. Despite claiming oneness. I AM a Buddhist. I AM a follower of Buddhism. More in the club mentality. That mindset then even extends to subdivisions. I AM a Zen Buddhist, I AM a Tibetan Buddhist, I AM a Tantra Buddhist.

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7/. Hearsay worshipping

Even though they are not into God as a belief system, most of their members worship the Buddha as Lord Buddha with shrines and prayers. Again it is all hearsay, a 2500 year myth stemming from India. About supernatural transcendental mysticism, about afterlife reincarnation, karma, which people chose to believe. And more father figure imagery. Projection of external faith. Despite them claiming to take responsibility for ones own actions.

The Buddha said this, the Buddha said that. Yet again zero prove of any of these enlightenment claims, plus anyone following Buddhism gaining enlightenment.

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8/. Kerching

Go to any Buddhist center and yet again like all religious places it’s money money money. It’s done in a subtle way, but it’s always there – books, mats, beads, pillows, CDs, courses, drop in meditations. They even have brochures on writing one’s death-will towards their centers. I know they have to pay for their centers, but the amount of money each person ends up cumulatively paying over the years is really quite substantial.

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9/. No predictions 

If the Buddha did have enlightenment, surely he would have predicted global events – accurately. Really precisely. But none of the religions have, despite claiming they have. I mean real accurate verifiable predictions. Like 9/11, WW1 and WW2, etc. But there is none of that, just fables and talk of enlightenment.

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10/. Belated documentation

Why were these important events not documented until a few hundred years after his death? Quite bizarre really if you think about it; especially when it was probably the most historical event in world history – a human being actual gains full enlightenment. Someone discovers all there is to know about this world and outer world experiences. Surely someone would have immediately documented this vital information. But no, all word of mouth several hundred years AFTER the event. The same for other religions.

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Conclusion

I think it’s important to be careful not to throw the baby out with the bath water. There is some beautiful, inspiring and helpful literature in much of the Eastern religions. Religious scripture can be very pragmatic in our lives. I personally gain a lot of strength from them. The purpose of this essay is just to highlight how Buddhism in now being packaged to a Western market away from the true message.

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Summary

1/. Soma pain killer

2/. Accept your slavery

3/. Sexual Misconduct

4/. Willfully Ignorant

5/. Groupthink

6/. IAMism

7/. Hearsay worshipping

8/. Kerching

9/. No predictions 

10/. Belated documentation

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https://diggerfortruth.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/10-reasons-why-i-feel-the-hare-krishnas-are-a-cult/

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10 Comments

  1. knowtoomuch

     /  July 28, 2013

    Once there were floodings in an Indian region, and a child was taken with the current.
    His life was ending.
    Christian missionaries didn’t hesitate a second and threw themselves in the water, and saved the kid, risking their own lives.

    Once returned on the dry land, Bouddhist ‘monks’ blamed the Christian monks for having ‘interferred with the child’s karma’, which, in their eyes, was to drown.

    Do you wan’t me to say anamore on the Bouddhist belief ‘system’ ?

    Ideal sheeple, that’s who they are in reality.

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  2. anon

     /  July 29, 2013

    I have also had disappointing sanga experiences. There will inevitably be many humans exposed and naked, if you expected otherwise .My advise- take the teachings and RUN!

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  3. Fruitraider

     /  July 29, 2013

    Love to you in this time my friend.
    Buddhism Buddhists tends to lead you around in circles chanting the messages over and over….which or who has discovered that time cannot be without space and space needs to be with silence for silence is the only practice that does not need an explanation, song or dance. if it really is true silence we would never ask or comment in this love for you are there in that moment and always will be, amen

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  4. anon

     /  August 10, 2013

    Want to share this with you if you haven’t already seen it. http://buff.ly/15WpuRD The 15yr old Tibetan Buddhist who meditated motionless for years spontaneously combusts. .

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  5. As you say in your conclusion – Buddhism, it’s not Buddha’s fault.
    and if the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
    keep digging digger!

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    • If the seeker would continue to follow his heart, they would truly become rich with treasure.

      Thanks for contributing

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  6. vanessa

     /  January 25, 2015

    Buddhism has been steered by the International Jewry. It makes us accept our bars and the bars of others.
    The Buddha did not teach that desire is the thing that keeps us miserable. He taught that desire is the thing that will set us free.
    I was a Vipassana devotee. I understood on a molecular level the nature of my existence experienced in deep meditation and 10 day silence. But how does that help other humans who are not as lucky as myself, who live daily with atrocities committed against them and their people?
    It doesn’t.
    Yes you feel great that you are able to clear your mind and stop it from playing around in the fields of the past or the fields of the future, living in the now, but it does not make you a conscious human being if you are too blissed out to not be enraged with sacred anger at the evil perpetrators of non jewish humanity.
    Meditation is a very useful tool – I now believe it should be used to sit in nature, long enough to not be disturbed by the mind or body but really connect with the earth. How else are we really going to listen to and feel her, if we cannot stop the mental chatter or be bothered by the achey knees? Regroup and reboot then go kick some International Jewish ass in whichever way you can, as often as you can.
    Incidentally, the US government spent millions in the 80’s promoting Transcendental Meditation to make compliant corporate consumers. Ran it as a charity so they made a nice fat profit whilst they were opiating their tax cattle. Genius.
    WTF David Lynch Foundation, with Brand as the organ grinder’s monkey (sorry all the monkeys). Even if Lynch isn’t a crypto jew he has certainly sold his soul to Jewish owned Hollwood to promote his ‘art’, Paramount being one of his masters.
    Every single buddhist i have ever met that declares them self to be a buddhist (I even know someone who said ‘my type of buddhism gets you enlightened in this lifetime’) is always the least Buddha like. Selfish, smug and wrapped up in a fake buddhist bubble. Their apathy and self indulgent me-me-meditation helps nobody but the system, exactly how Jewmanity want us.

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    • Exactly Vanessa. Buddhism is pure self indulgence. To think people pay these centres year in, year out just to sit – ha.

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