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'Buddha' gives Rush Limbaugh lesson on being nice
WorldNetDaily ^ | February 4, 2011 | Kathy Shaidle

Posted on 02/06/2011 4:09:55 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Rush Limbaugh and Adolph Hitler get mentioned together a lot by "progressives," but this latest example tops them all.

Two New Age practitioners writing for The Huffington Post speculate on "What Buddha Might Say to Rush Limbaugh."

After explaining that even Hitler must be forgiven if one wishes to attain enlightenment, the authors add in the very next paragraph: "Fast forward and apply this teaching to Rush Limbaugh. We can see his ignorance (it's pretty unavoidable) and hope that he'll become aware of the suffering he is causing and the ignorance he is perpetuating. We can hope that he'll change his ways. We can also wish him well. This is also for our own benefit – so we don't hold on to such negativity."

Meanwhile, writing for the venerable, highbrow, conservative periodical Commentary, professor Wilfred M. McCay explained "How To Understand Rush Limbaugh." His essay is thoughtful primer on how Rush changed radio, and American conservatism.

On the air this week, as the U.S. struggled to cope with massive snowfalls, Rush Limbaugh mocked Al Gore for insisting that this weather was due to global warming (FREE video):

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous; Religion
KEYWORDS: buddha; buddhism; huffingtonpost; liberals; rushlimbaugh

1 posted on 02/06/2011 4:10:04 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Good Lord.


2 posted on 02/06/2011 4:15:55 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Buddah loves radio. Buddah loves AM radio. Buddah loves Rush Limbaugh. (Based on an imperfect but effective understanding of Southern Buddhism)

The Zen interpretation is different but respect would be paid to Limbaugh having found his own path to satori.

3 posted on 02/06/2011 4:16:13 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They don’t know Buddha. Buddha would have liked Rush.


4 posted on 02/06/2011 4:17:29 PM PST by bvw
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The sickness of The Woodstock Generation and its aftermath

And here alot of us just thought it was a phase

It turned out to be a mental disorder . big time

Poor Buddha, it has such sickos as disciples


5 posted on 02/06/2011 4:18:13 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: muawiyah

Buddha loves truth. Rush speaks truth.


6 posted on 02/06/2011 4:18:23 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

RL is one of the smartest and sane people around.


7 posted on 02/06/2011 4:18:26 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t believe a true Buddha would care.


8 posted on 02/06/2011 4:20:59 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

One toke over the line.


9 posted on 02/06/2011 4:23:36 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (M)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
By the statues I've seen of Buddah, Rush Limbaugh could have given him lessons on sucessfully losing and keeping off excess weight...
10 posted on 02/06/2011 4:24:59 PM PST by apillar
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A Buddhist monk is stopped over at Dulles airport and only has time to grab a quick bite. He sees a hotdog vendor so he digs in his orange robe, finds a twenty, forks it over and orders a tofu-dog.
Rush Limbaugh is also scarfing a dog, notices the monk and asks him,
“Are you going to ask him to make you one with everything?”
The monk looks him up-and-down and says, “I know who you are. Even Hitler must be forgiven if one wishes to attain enlightenment. I can only hope that you will become aware of the suffering you are causing and the ignorance you are perpetuating. I can hope that you change your ways. I can also wish you well. This is also for the benefit of all of us – so we don’t hold on to such negativity.”

Then the Holy Man turned to the vendor, pushing his cart `down the road’ and yelled: “Where’s my change?”.

And Rush, over his shoulder, walking away said:
“Change comes from within, chief.”


11 posted on 02/06/2011 4:39:16 PM PST by tumblindice (Obama is like Reagan, two legs, two arms--just like)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Buddha would say, “dittos!”


12 posted on 02/06/2011 5:27:11 PM PST by MIDad23
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Actually Buddha would probably be a conservative, given that he believed in charity and virtue. He certainly wouldn’t be looking to use force to confiscate the fruit of other people’s labor.


13 posted on 02/06/2011 5:36:24 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Buddha forget to tell everyone what REALLY goes on in Buddhist society. During the water festival, floating boats with money would go down the river. Little boys would swim out and steal everything of value off of the boats. Our neighbors would show us pictures of orgies in which they had participated and we were only 7-8 years old. A huge percentage of the prostitutes in Thailand have AIDS. The fathers initiate their sons into sex by taking them to one of the prostitutes (sheer genius).

Back in those years, you could buy a hit on just about anyone for $50-100. Families would sell a daughter for a sexual tryst to earn much needed money. Neighborhood boys were told they couldn't play on a rope swing because we were afraid of liabilities. Brother went out to swing, rope broke and he fell and hit his back on a tree root. Rope had been cut nearly through. I am just scratching the surface. Oh, didn't even start telling you about the Muslim south and all of the killing going on back then. Um, now it's happening again. Tell me ALL about the benefits of the values of Buddhism AND Islam. Ignorant Americans seem always ready to fall for lies. The quickest way to be vilified in the United States is to tell the truth.

14 posted on 02/06/2011 5:36:37 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Don’t know much about Buddha. Do know something about Jesus, however. Jesus would be throwing the money changers out of Congress and facing down O.


15 posted on 02/06/2011 6:15:20 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Who cares what liberals or Buddha thinks of anything?


16 posted on 02/06/2011 6:31:28 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You got to hand to libtards. They are totally unaware of how closely they resemble Hitler and Nazism as they accuse others of being so.


17 posted on 02/06/2011 6:35:14 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
i've heard of what goes on in Thai society. It's a tough place.

At the same time Buddha probably didn't know a whole lot about Buddhist society since that society was just getting started in his lifetime ~

Unraveling the traditional superstitions from the core beliefs is a bit difficult.

18 posted on 02/06/2011 8:05:20 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Louis Foxwell

Jesus was the most generous person on earth, but he could make 0b0z0 sh*t in his own boot and eat it.


19 posted on 02/06/2011 8:44:05 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A tad colorful but none the less true.


20 posted on 02/07/2011 5:28:54 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Strange?
I know several hundred Buddhists and they’re almost all devout Rush fans.


21 posted on 02/07/2011 5:34:56 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: BuffaloJack; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Candor7
Shoot! I'm late to this thread.

You know hundreds of Buddhists? Wow! I only know a few. My teacher, his handful of students and a few others. My teacher, myself and all of his students are very conservative. I've listened to Rush since about '93 and my teacher has since at least '98 that I know of. I know that many of the other Buddhists we have contact with through receiving teachings from traveling Tibetan lamas are very liberal. That's too bad. Mostly for them.

To quote my teacher word for word; "It isn't possible to be a liberal and practice the Dharma." That is not hyperbole or humor and there are no caveats to append to it. The reason is very simple and absolutely fundamental to Buddhism.

If you really believe in karma, that what you experience, good and bad, is the result of your own actions, you can't consider yourself or anyone else as being a victim of your circumstances in life. In order to effectively practice the Dharma you have to believe in karma and not by faith in it. You have to see for yourself that actions have consequences and know, by observation, that that applies to everything you do that has intention behind it.

To quote him again; "You can't be a victim and practice Dharma." Every aspect of being a liberal hinges on a mentality of being a victim of others and of your circumstances. I doubt that that needs explanation on FR. The liberal mindset is literally antithetical to the Buddhist POV.

Does that sound right to you, Candor7?

22 posted on 03/09/2011 1:31:13 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

> Shoot! I’m late to this thread.
> You know hundreds of Buddhists? Wow! I only know a few.

I know a few hundred, because my wife is on the board of directors for the local buddhist temple.

Most of the Buddhists that I know have escaped from communism and are keenly aware of the supressive ways of a communist/socialist government. They also recognize it rooted in the liberal and socialist and democratic politics and most want no part of it.
I suppose that if you’ve lived under a totalitarian regime you get a better appreciation of tyranny than the average citizen experiences.


23 posted on 03/09/2011 4:25:24 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Obama did not learn incompetence; he was born to it.)
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To: BuffaloJack
That is something. My sangha is about five or six people including my teacher. Pretty small. Of course it is part of a much bigger sangha with groups all over the country as well as a monastery in India but I have only met a half dozen or so teachers and maybe 150 other students. Briefly.

The lamas from Tibet certainly do have an appreciation of tyranny. They are not that familiar with our politics and don't say much about politics even when they do have an opinion. Their goal in life is to teach Dharma and their expectation is that students who do serious practice will ultimately see the contradictions in their thinking and correct them. It seems to be pretty slow for some but I guess that's just how I look at it.

24 posted on 03/09/2011 4:47:11 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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