31 October, 2020

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Gang-Rape: Is Buddhism Opposed To Self-Defense?

Twenty years after the murder of Mia Zapata inspired a self-defense movement in Seattle, Indians are responding to a widely-reported gang-rape case in Delhi by joining similar violence prevention courses. Only they’re doing so over the advice of religious opponents, who echo a famous Indian guru: the Buddha.

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    “Both murders were watershed events in national debates on violence against women. Zapata’s friends and fellow musicians collaborated to open Home Alive, a non-profit that taught people how to resist violent attacks, while the Pandey case has not only prompted massive protests across India, but a strong interest in violence prevention as well.”

    1. Violence against women is a reflection of the Ethics and Morality of a society. This is where religious morality and threat of a bad after life, in addition to definite punishment in this life will make a difference. However, punishment should be given in this life.

    2. In what societies are women most subject to rape? India, USA, Sri Lanka, and many other places. Women have more freedom to be exposed to the rapists, and be raped. So, women in Muslim societies, are relatively safe, but not completely safe.

    3. However, this is still a law and order issue.

    4. May be all women need to be issued with Chastity belts with alarms, or be offered guns to shoot the groin of the attackers as a self-defense measure.

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      Amarasiri, Is not surprising that practicing Muslim women are less prone to rape whereas they are considered by so called civilized society that they have no freedom and rights ?

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      HAHAHAHAHA… Women in Muslim society safe… Biggest Joke of the Year !!! HAHAHAHAHA

      Syria Sex Slaves – They are afriad to even go to Toilets in the Night
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnDI20P0swg

      11-Year-Old Yemeni Girl Nada Al-Ahdal Flees Home to Avoid Forced Marriage: I’d Rather Kill Myself
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J7_TKgw1To

      The Muslim Women who have been Victims of Acid Attacks
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya3sAnc6EMA

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        Shame on you fool, we are the nation of 1.8 billion world wide, you only qouted 3 incident what a joke heheheh go and laugh at yoursle looser

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          It is sad People assume things and accuse others and claim they are divine people.

          Google survey finds mostly Muslim states seek access to sex-related websites (they rank 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 & 8 in the top 10).

          Iranians made the highest number of visits to “immoral sites” on Ashura Day.

          Approximately 2 million online users watch pornographic films each minute in Turkey.

          Pakistan ranked No. 1 in searches for “child sex,” “animal sex,” “rape sex,” “camel sex,” “dog sex,” “rape video.”

          http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Muslim_Statistics
          http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Muslim_Statistics_(Pornography)

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          Brother never heard of honor killings in pakistan ,where a girl who is raped is killed by relative to prevent shame to their clan..?

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          are you kidding, or you’re really so dumb?

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    No one should have to endure this. Self-defense is justified when one is in danger. The aggressor surrendered their right to be treated with peace when by committing such a bad act.

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    This is an article that purposefully focus on attacking Buddhism with erroneous facts. First, the persons refered in the article are not Buddhist teachers. Asaram Bapu is a HINDU teacher, not a Buddhist one. Hinduism and Buddhism are as different from each other.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asaram_Bapu

    Second, the Buddha explicitly approved of self-defense, as long as there was no intention to kill.

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      Manoj, if Buddhism allows self defense, then what if some body got killed during such an event.

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        That is ok if somebody get killed in such an event as the intention was not to kill but self defence.

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          Manoj, What if someone from other religion kill a buddhist incidentally during self defense ? Will not you call him as Terrorist ?

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            Not at all as long as the person doesn’t abuse the word self defence to become a terrorist.

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      Manoj,

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KauGMZVBnjk

      Nonsense in Buddhism (reincarnation and rebirth)

      Uploaded on Apr 10, 2009

      The extreme foolishness of Buddhist practitioners has gone largely under the radar in recent times, since Buddhists are not seen to be as much of a physical threat as other religious crazy people. But it’s time for Buddhists to be held to account.

      Peter Betts’s talk:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htQ12Z

      See also: Nonsense In Buddhism II:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jmx18

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    Does a Buddhist have a self to defend? Does self-defence mean preventing the mind from leaving the body?

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    This article and the comments are all about blind people talking about how an elephant look like and even worse than that.

    Read the buddhism and then quote. Other wise, you idiots talk things you don’t know.

    Buddhism promotes compassion meditation. How can buddhism teaches any kind of offensive skills ?

    READ THE FOLLOWING AND UNDERSTAND HOW BUDDHIST PRACTICES ARE USED IN MODERN PROBLEMS (LACK OF EMPATHY).

    A compassion-based meditation program can significantly improve a person’s ability to read the facial expressions of others, finds a study published by Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. This boost in empathic accuracy was detected through both behavioral testing of the study participants and through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of their brain activity.

    “It’s an intriguing result, suggesting that a behavioral intervention could enhance a key aspect of empathy,” says lead author Jennifer Mascaro, a post-doctoral fellow in anthropology at Emory University. “Previous research has shown that both children and adults who are better at reading the emotional expressions of others have better relationships.”

    The meditation protocol, known as Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, or CBCT, was developed at Emory by study co-author Lobsang Tenzin Negi, director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership. Although derived from ancient Tibetan Buddhist practices, the CBCT program is secular in content and presentation.

    The research team also included senior author Charles Raison, formerly a psychiatrist at Emory’s School of Medicine and currently at the University of Arizona, and Emory anthropologist James Rilling.

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    READ THE FOLLOWING, IF THE RAPISTS WERE EXPOSED TO BUDDHIST TRAINING WOULD BECOME THE RAPISTS ?

    IN SRI LANKAN JAILS, NONE OF THE CRIMINALS HAD ANY BUDDHIST TRAINING. THAT IS A FACT.

    ” There is a gamut of recent neuroscientific studies that support the transformative power of mindfulness and compassion meditation. Different types of meditation are being shown to create different changes in the brain. In this entry I will compare different types of meditation and look at the science behind how they cultivate concentration, empathy, and insight at a neural level.

    In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings, we are all looking for ways that we can stop the violence and bloodshed. One angle that I see is to demystify ‘meditation’ and teach young children simple techniques for practicing mindfulness and compassion directed thought.

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    The weekend after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut the Dalai Lama spoke to a gathering of Thai Buddhist monks in New Delhi, India about “Reaching the Same Goal with Different Paths.”

    The Dalai Lama said that “In the twenty-first century, even in countries with no previous tradition of Buddhism, interest is growing among ordinary people and scientists. The ethics and discipline described in the Vinaya are the foundation for training both in concentration (shamatha) and insight (vipassana). He clarified that with the help of concentration our mind has the ability to remain still and by applying analysis we achieve understanding.”

    “However,” he said, “we must remember the rest of humanity. If we can create a more peaceful world, everyone benefits. And to achieve this I think we need to take a more secular, rather than a religious, approach to fostering ethics. Compassion really brings about inner peace and inner strength. Those who practice compassion become calmer and less subject to fear.”

    He backed this up by reporting that scientists have also found that when you have compassion, your physical as well as your mental health improves. In recent years multiple studies have come out showing the benefits of mindfulness and compassion meditation.

    Mindfulness Training and the Compassionate Brain

    Cultivating empathy through compassion meditation affects brain regions that make a person more sympathetic to other peoples’ mental states. Richard Davidson, the William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a pioneer in this field of meditation as a tool for brain plasticity. Davidson and associate scientist Antoine Lutz have been working on this research for years.

    “Many contemplative traditions speak of loving-kindness as the wish for happiness for others and of compassion as the wish to relieve others’ suffering. Loving-kindness and compassion are central to the Dalai Lama’s philosophy and mission,” says Davidson, who has worked extensively with the Tibetan Buddhist leader. “We wanted to see how this voluntary generation of compassion affects the brain systems involved in empathy.”

    Davidson and Lutz’s work suggests that through mindfulness training, people can develop skills that promote happiness and compassion. “People are not just stuck at their respective set points,” Lutz says. “We can take advantage of our brain’s plasticity and train it to enhance these qualities.”

    Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain imaging shows that positive emotions such as loving-kindness and compassion can be learned in the same way as playing a musical instrument or being proficient in a sport. The scans revealed that brain circuits used to detect emotions and feelings were dramatically changed in subjects who had extensive experience practicing compassion meditation.

    The research suggests that individuals — from children who may engage in bullying to people prone to recurring depression — and society in general could benefit from such meditative practices, says Davidson.

    The capacity to cultivate compassion, which involves regulating thoughts and emotions, may also be useful for preventing depression in people who are susceptible to it, Lutz adds.”Thinking about other people’s suffering and not just your own helps to put everything in perspective,” he says, adding that learning compassion for oneself is a critical first step in compassion meditation.

    The researchers are interested in teaching compassion meditation to youngsters, particularly as they approach adolescence, as a way to prevent bullying, aggression and violence.

    “I think this can be one of the tools we use to teach emotional regulation to kids who are at an age where they’re vulnerable to going seriously off track,” Davidson says. Compassion meditation can be beneficial in promoting more harmonious relationships of all kinds, Davidson adds.

    “The world certainly could use a little more kindness and compassion,” he says. “Starting at a local level, the consequences of changing in this way can be directly experienced.”

    Various techniques are used in compassion meditation. Controls in the Davidson and Lutz study were asked first to concentrate on loved ones, wishing them well-being and freedom from suffering. After some training, they then were asked to generate such feelings toward all beings without thinking specifically about a particular individual.”

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    USA is a christian majority country. There you find serial murderers. India has so many religions all of which together you call Hinduism. Investigate and see whether buddhists are also doing that ?

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    THIS IS FROM THIS ARTICLE. IT IS COMPLETELY MIS REPRESENTATION OF THE FACTS. I HAVE SEEN MANY CHRISTIANS DO THAT. FOR EXAMPLE, ONE GOOD BUDDHISTS WHO WERE SENT TO SRI LANKA, DR. RHYS DAVID HAD BEEN SENT TO SRI LANKA BY THE CHURCH TO DISCREDIT BUDDHISM. YET LATER DR. RHYS DAVID BECAME AN ARDENT BUDDHIST.

    Twenty-five centuries earlier, in a scripture called the Kakacupama Sutta, the Buddha had also advised passivity: “Even if bandits were to carve you up savagely, limb by limb, with a two-handled saw, he among you who let his heart get angered, even at that, would not be doing my bidding.” Centuries later, the renowned Tibetan master Shantideva advised gratitude towards abusers, saying karma obligates Buddhists to take responsibility for their behavior:

    Those who hurt me are impelled by my actions…. It is I alone who harm them, and they are my benefactors. Oh wicked mind, why do you misconstrue this and become angry?

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    I posted some comments and cut and pastes to prove the rubbish and lies written in this article. CT did not allow those to appear.

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    Jim Softy and Leela, ooo you provoked so much my friend. Well as i said earlier, that Lord Buddah is Fake, Nirwana is Fake, he was having sex with 40,000 women and now he says, its your own self made to get raped. Same thing HITLER said, i didnt kill anyone, its they whom proved me to kill them and the destiny say so. In USA, who is raping? is christians or Muslims? NO its Illuminati ( athiest) is the one doing all sort of bad things. Who is Illuminati? its Free Masons, part of Budhism along with Israels the one eyed devil. Buddah is a Satanic Man, and Gayism founder.

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      Are you the sivasankaran sharma on topix,who uses his mouth to eject excreta..?eeeeh

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      lol. no. just no.

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