An interesting and thought-provoking post has been placed on Searching For God about the current political situation and ‘Religious War’. It is a somewhat angry post but he raises some very valid points. Religious war is a very sensitive topic, but the political elite have grabbed it by the reigns and uses the notion for their own ends. This article outlines what those ends are and the pointlessness of the death and destruction the results from it.
I suggest you take a look so long as you do not have any extreme view points.
Welcome to Dhamma. This will hopefully be a site of peaceful reflection on the teachings of the Buddha. I am not sure yet how this site is going to develop but I will take it one day at a time. I do intend to provide public domain documents written about the Buddha’s teachings and they will be primarily from the Theravada tradition.
I have a particular interest in the Thai Forest Tradition. I can’t explain why but it seems true and honest in its methods and practices. There have been several renowned Ajahns, especially the late Ajahn Chah who greatly influenced the West by being the first Ajahn to ordain western Bhikkus into his monastery. Those Bhikkus have spread his teachings throughout the Americas and Europe.
For the moment I am starting to collate documents that I feel would benefit those who may be just starting out in their investigations of what Buddhism is and what it could do for them. This may take a while so please be patient. In the mean time, perhaps you could take a look at some of the links I am putting up on the links page. They are all sources of information and teachings that I have found useful in my own path.