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Community to discuss Tibet issue in detail. Bringing out the problems faced and seeking solutions and support.
This is such a hypocritical act. Being a Zen Buddhist but abandoning his religious and spiritual beliefs as soon as it was convenient.
Tibetan Buddhism is not even the main stream sect of Buddhism (roughly 5% of total Buddhist population) and isolated to other Buddhism practices. Hence, it is very different from Zen Buddhism, a branch from Mahayana Buddhism. Oh ya, guess where does the Zen branch originate from?
China, to be specific, Tang Dynasty.
He wasn't much of a Zen Buddhist anyway, claimed to be one just for his image's sake. I don't hear or read much about his interest in right speech, right thought , right livelihood or any of the 8 fold path.
"And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, and from idle chatter: This is called right speech."
"And what is right resolve? Being resolved on renunciation, on freedom from ill will, on harmlessness: This is called right resolve"
I don't think he practiced these things. If he meditated it seems it was for an instrumental purpose of increasing his concentration not any Buddhist purpose.
Jobs' belief was in Buddhism, not in Tibet or China. Buddhism is an idea. A teaching that is beyond restrictions such as country borders and conflicts. In front of an idea as mature and powerful such as Buddhism, this probably seemed small.
Above statement is bizarre as this opinion
That's a bizarre analogy. I'm pretty sure PM Modi doesn't initiate the slaughtering of cows. Jobs initiated the manufacturing. It wasn't like it was going on and he couldn't do much about it.
Or it could also be the following:
if you want to have influence somewhere, invest. You then become a contributor and with that you have a certain right of speech (make sure you use it at the right time).
If I'm against child labor I can protest in front of the door, yet I can also buy some shares and use my right as shareholder to address the issue. In the first case I'm just someone, in the second someone who has invested and want's to maximize the investment. At that moment I'm not standing in front of the door, I'm talking with the board.