“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

“We Had to Destroy Buddhism in Order to Save It”

An editorial in The Guardian expresses concern about “Western Buddhism,” citing Zizek.

The argument goes something like: “Buddhism is okay. But as Stephen Batchelor argues, Eastern Buddhists believe a lot of strange things, like karma and reincarnation—and meditation. In order to wean people off of the opium that is Western Buddhism, we should personally edit the dharma.”

Newsflash: personally edited dharma IS “Western Buddhism.”


(Oh and I see he goes for the statue jugular...see my MLA talk. Classic Buddhaphobia.
Only a wounded narcissist would beat up on narcissism like that.)

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