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Many organizations today are considered bad or evil
Many organizations today are considered bad or evil
Many organizations today are considered bad or evil. Groups like the Ku Klux Klan, The Anarchy Organization, Supreme White Power, which are Skinheads and Neo-Nazis, and Phreaks are a few of these groups. These groups all have one thing in common......they somehow break the law. The Ku Klux Klan terrorized public officials in efforts to drive them from office and blacks in general to prevent them from voting and holding office. ( Microsoft Encarta 1995 Ku Klux Klan) The Klansmen flogged, m
If I were asked who my favourite Western Zen philosopher was without a
If I were asked who my favourite Western Zen philosopher was without a
If I were asked who my favourite Western Zen philosopher was, without any hesitation, I would declare it to be Henry David Thoreau. Although he knew in translation the religious writings of the Hindus, it may be unlikely that Henry David Thoreau ever studied the teachings of the Zen Masters. Even then, the insight within his own personal writings would irrefutably make him master of his own temple. The wisdom found within Thoreau's Walden can be clarified through Zen Buddhist beliefs and ideas
Happiness Platonic Aristotelian and Beyond
Happiness Platonic Aristotelian and Beyond
Happiness: Platonic, Aristotelian and Beyond HON 101 11-21-03 The ancient Greek word eudaimonia (eudaimonia), translated most often into English as ‘happiness,’ derives from its roots ‘eu’ – approximated as ‘good’ – and ‘daimon’ – meaning spirit (M-W). The etymology of this term for “good spirit” reveals the inadequacy of ‘happiness’ as its translation. The fleeting, immediate emotion usually called ‘happy’ in English differs from the more lasting personality, disposition and condition implied b
Speech Should Australia ban live animal exports
Speech Should Australia ban live animal exports
Speech – Should Australia ban live animal exports? (Chairman welcomes Mr Roger Tao to the podium. Mr Tao addresses the audience.) For forty seven years, I have lived and worked laboriously on my sheep and cattle farm. While this farm has provided a living for my family, I have always attended to the needs of the animals in my care. I was appalled to hear of the tragedy where thousands of sheep were subjected to enormous suffering aboard the MV Cormo Express. However, this was not an isolated inc
1 Who was the Buddha
1 Who was the Buddha
1. Who was the Buddha? 1.1. Early Life of Luxury Siddharta Gautama, better known as the Buddha, was a prince of India who was born in Nepal and was heir to the thrown of the Sakya tribe of the Gautama clan. He was born, not for the first time, in 566BC. His first name means “goal reached and was commonly known as Gautama or Sakyamuni, the “wise man of the Sakya”. His father was told be a sage at Sakyamuni’s birth the “If he remains at home, the child will become a great King. If he leaves, he wi
The Tao of Pooh
The Tao of Pooh
The Tao of Pooh “The Tao of Pooh” gives an interesting transformation to a classical children story. Benjamin Hoff, the author of “The Tao of Pooh”, compares the characters, their behavior and their views on the world to ancient Chinese principals of Taoism. In “The Tao of Pooh”, author depicts characters of a classical children book as principals of Taoism, an ancient Chinese Teaching. “That’s [“Winnie the Pooh” book] not about Taoism. … It’s about this dumpy little bear that wanders around ask
The Pali Canon compared to the Agamas
The Pali Canon compared to the Agamas
The Pali Canon compared to the Agamas In addition to the Tripitaka of the Pali Canon from Sri Lanka, there are also numerous texts from other Theravada schools still in existence. A comparison with these texts sheds some light on how the canon emerged from the huge collection of teachings which were transmitted verbally. The Pali Canon is the best preserved by far but there are some advantages to the other Theravada scriptures. These other scriptures are generally called the ‘Agamas’, although p
Views Of Matter
Views Of Matter
Views Of Matter What exactly is matter, it is not an every day question that one asks one�s own self. When looked at there are many different views on this subject, however because of the numerous numbers of different views, it is only possible to look at three of the discourses. The three discourses of matter to be looked at are; the Religious, Scientific, and Philosophical. Each discourse has evolved through time into the views that we know, and accept today. The distinction between these vi
1 THE EMBODIMENT OF TAO
1 THE EMBODIMENT OF TAO
1. THE EMBODIMENT OF TAO Even the finest teaching is not the Tao itself. Even the finest name is insufficient to define it. Without words, the Tao can be experienced, and without a name, it can be known. To conduct one's life according to the Tao, is to conduct one's life without regrets; to realize that potential within oneself which is of benefit to all. Though words or names are not required to live one's life this way, to describe it, words and names are used, that we might better clarify t
I'm not Really Here
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The Praying Mantis
The Praying Mantis
The Praying Mantis (Mantis Religiosa) Contents Introduction Classes First Things First Key Features Basic Features Diet & Combat Style Reproduction Growth & Development Self-Defense Cultural Significance Praying Mantis Kung-Fu INTRODUCTION Praying Mantis is the name commonly used in English speaking countries to refer to a large, much elongated, slow-moving insect with fore legs fitted for seizing and holding insect prey. The name, Praying Mantis more properly refers to the specific Mantid s
Buddhism
Buddhism
Buddhism For over 2000 years Buddhism has existed as an organized religion. By religion we mean that it has a concept of the profane, the sacred, and approaches to the sacred. It has been established in India, China, Japan and other eastern cultures for almost 2000 years and has gained a strong foothold in North America and Europe in the past few centuries. However, one might ask; what fate would Buddhism face had Siddartha Guatama been born in modern times; or more specifically in modern day No
A Philosophy For All An Analysis of the Tao
A Philosophy For All An Analysis of the Tao
A Philosophy For All: An Analysis of the Tao There is no single definition of Taoism in the Tao de Ching. The reader realizes that she will not find one in the text after seeing the first sentence. By saying that whatever can be described of the Tao is not the true Tao, its author, Lao-tzu, establishes his first premise: the Tao is a force beyond human explanation. However this assumption does not mean that he can't attempt to describe it. Using the literary tools of contradiction, parallel stru
The Game of Hackysac or Footbag
The Game of Hackysac or Footbag
The Game of Hackysac or Footbag What if I told you that in my hand I hold the secret to world harmony that diplomats have been searching for for centerys. That a toy about the size of a plumb can improve your physical and mental well being tremendously. It may sound corny, but it may even bring you at peace with the world. You may call me crazy, but I believe that this little devise can do all these things. This is the hackysac, or footbag as it is officially known, and it is the only component
Contention that the proposed curfew to ban probationary drivers from
Contention that the proposed curfew to ban probationary drivers from
Contention: that the proposed curfew to ban probationary drivers from driving between 11pm-5 am must be implemented Form: letter to the editor To the editor, In June 2000, my brother was involved in a tragic car accident. While driving home from speech night, he was hit by a careless motorist, his car crashing into a nearby tree. My brother escaped alive, though to be forever confined to a wheelchair. The passengers of the hoon car however, were not so lucky. Their alcohol induced euphoria and