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I don't really look towards celebrities for political or spiritual leadership, but it's always nice to know where people stand and what they think. Sometimes they're very insightful. And celebrities … ((more))
I don't remember any canonical stories of the Buddha as inanimate objects. Nevertheless, I do find the article interesting. I've long thought that consciousness was a fundamental property of matter, … ((more))
Yes, it would have been better to condemn it directly. I think part of his approach, besides trying to spiritually reform individuals, was to encourage harmony. He tried to create harmony,… ((more))
Yes, his inclusion of "business in human beings" (i.e., slave trade) in unwholesome livelihoods shows that he viewed it as deeply immoral. He also spoke in degrees. People had slaves and s… ((more))