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Tibet

Community to discuss Tibet issue in detail. Bringing out the problems faced and seeking solutions and support.

Vassal Shergil , Sep, 15 2016

Steve Jobs, a Zen Buddhist, chose to manufacture his products in China- the country that inflicted horrific crimes in Tibet


This is such a hypocritical act. Being a Zen Buddhist but abandoning his religious and spiritual beliefs as soon as it was convenient.


Rahul Manikaran , Trying to make this world a better place to l Nov, 07 2016


I don't think manufacturing in China holds any credibility with Steve Jobs being a Zen Buddhist.


Rajat Jain , IITian, [email protected] Sep, 15 2016


Don't we have a downvote option to remove content, like in Quora?


Ashima Singh , Exploring Sep, 15 2016


No. I believe this platform respects all opinions. You can disagree, don't go overboard with that.


Vikram Sethi , Sep, 15 2016


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.

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 spe


Mrinal chatterjee , Sep, 15 2016


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.

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 spee


sohail , Sep, 15 2016


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.



Shehnavaz Ahmed , Understanding world through the lens of Qur'a Sep, 15 2016


What kind of a Hindu is pm Modi he is ruling the nation which allows its citizen to slaughter cows.

Above statement is bizarre as this opinion



Mrinal chatterjee , Sep, 15 2016


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.



Shehnavaz Ahmed , Understanding world through the lens of Qur'a Sep, 15 2016


Jobs initiated manufacturing not horrific crimes on tibet. He wasn't a peace leader or for that matter any evangelist of Buddhism. Bringing him in their issue makes no sense at all


Kabir Narang , BITSian '07 Sep, 15 2016


I hate to say it, but he was one of those to whom Business was the only morality. Any beliefs or dispositions went right out the window when it came to profit margins.


praveen , Sep, 15 2016


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.

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