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Socrates, Buddha, and Thomas Paine

  by Stefan Schindler The failure of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to embody their ownmost message of peace partly contributes to the increasing appeal of Buddhism in today’s postmodern war-torn world. Also, there is something absurd – counterproductive, self-defeating, and … Continue reading

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Buddhist Social Democracy, Part 1

by Stefan Schindler    All things pass; life is brief; seek freedom; be kind.  Siddhartha Gautama, Gangamala Jataka  “A Buddha arises for the welfare of the multitude.” This is a common refrain in Buddhist sutras. On Buddha’s Eightfold Path to … Continue reading

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TO EDUCATE OR IGNORATE: That is The Question

  by Guest Author Stefan Schindler “Fascism ought more rightly to be called corporatism, since it embodies the fusion of state and corporate power.” Benito Mussolini “That’s how wars start.  Politicians lie to journalists, then believe what they read.” Karl … Continue reading

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