Why did Manu have to die?

“‘The follower adds Bomjon’s elder sister has also faced the wrath of ‘internal action’. “She later died a painful death.” http://setopati.net/society/21938/State-must-watch-Bomjon-closely/ Archive: http://archive.is/D7eo2 What did Manu know what others did not? What was her alleged unprecedented sin for which she had to be “internally punished” by Bomjon-Maitriya? How it is that thousands of Bomjon’s followers had…

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Religious Practices, Discrimination and Gender Violence

An article of  about the 2011 rape of a Nepalese Tamang Buddhist nun and her consequent expulsion from her monastery and order. Source: Violence not our culture “A joint statement supported by 15 organisations … condemned the attack but said she had lost her celibacy and her religious status. The rejection triggered widespread debate, with…

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When Nepalese Buddhists failed to follow Buddha’s compassion

The 2011 gang-rape of a Buddhist nun shows us the sad picture of declining Buddhism in Nepal, which is often more intermingled with superstition and misogny than with Buddha’s teachings of compassion Karuna. This story also gives a taste of how Buddhist monks could have been involved in abductions, beatings, tortures and rapes masterminded by…

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How do gurus mislead us

Young and beautiful – when aesthetics overpower healthy reasoning, destructive teachings can switch-off our inner alarm bells and sneak inside our souls. We had been warned by many Christian and Hindu mystics, religious books and Yogis, that external, visible beauty is often misleading, but somehow when we get into the situation and the setting, we…

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When Buddhism is a cult

“Ordinary Buddhism depends on the basic practice of mindful attention… By contrast, tantric practitioners need to view every facet of the guru’s behavior as enlightened. Whether or not it’s actually possible to reconcile these two approaches, for all but the most penetrating thinkers they end up being mutually exclusive.” “On first contact, Tibetan Buddhism is…

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