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As a Buddhist (African-American), I find this rant kinda distasteful. Yes, your goal was to diss her, and you did. Shame.
Allow others their experience. The journalist was expressing a opinion.
Its' sad you went thru all that trouble to basically denigrate someone's personal view, but tried to preface it with premature applogies.
We are all different. And some of us have had "racist" experiences in Sanghas.
But being the "cynic" that you are, you seem too quick to dismiss that issue, without understanding that it is a actual experience for some, maybe not you..but for some of us.
Amazing you went thru all of this to basically "diss" someone on in another thread.
Seems "troll-ish"
Showing out for "massa"...perhaps?


Well dazamaru, I hope you feel better having shamed me.

Perhaps when I posted this I might have been poised and ready to engage you on all of your points. I might have been ready to defend my position.

Today, I don't think it matters. I expressed an opinion in a moment and that moment has passed--nearly three years have passed.

While I think you have taken much of what I said out of context, I'm not invested enough to re-hash it with you. You're entitled to your opinions.



3 years? It does seem a bit empty here....
I wonder why....


I've just come across this post. I was impressed by the writer's maturity and the quiet exposition of ideas.

I didn't see any 'dissing' - or a rant - just rationality and clarity. Makes you feel good about the world to read such calm wisdom.

It's a shame this post has attracted trolls, stirrers, and nastiness. Namaste

Thailand Breeze

I also agree that people come to religion to find a way out of sufferings.

The nature of humans' minds is identifying with emotions that constantly arise and subside. This is the cause of suffering if we get carried away with them and also build up on them. Our mind can be trapped in these emotions and we become even more unhappy.

By being aware of any emotions that comes in our mind and let it subside by itself, we can be awakened to the pure dhamma.

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