Author Topic: Political Left and Right = Shamatha and Vipassana  (Read 1771 times)

rideforever

Political Left and Right = Shamatha and Vipassana
« on: May 12, 2011, 06:35:11 PM »
Well it's all in the title.  I was reflecting on the origin and meaning of the division between right and left ... there must be some basic meaning to it.  And I did see someone in the US published a book about this question some time back.

But it seems to me that the Left want support, and the Right want freedom.  And it is basically a political manifestation of Shamatha and Vipassana. 

What else ... well we lurch from left to right because as a society there is no understanding of what is really going on.   It's all lynchmob ...
« Last Edit: May 12, 2011, 07:09:31 PM by Sacha »

Morning Dew

Re: Political Left and Right = Shamatha and Vipassana
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 11:56:38 AM »
I dont know much about politics but i had a feeling that Vipassana is something occuring naturaly from Shamatha. I cant see it is as two separate things. Are they separate?

Be well my friend may no harm come to you.

Dusko

Matthew

  • The Irreverent Buddhist
  • Member
  • Meditation: It's a D.I.Y. project.
    • KISS: Keep it simple stupid.
    • Getting nowhere slowly and enjoying every moment.
Re: Political Left and Right = Shamatha and Vipassana
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 12:11:53 PM »
They are both products of mindfulness practices and they are separate but interlinked in practice.
~oOo~     Tat Tvam Asi     ~oOo~    How will you make the world a better place today?     ~oOo~    Fabricate Nothing     ~oOo~

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
42 Replies
23202 Views
Last post June 10, 2011, 02:37:36 AM
by Jeeprs
3 Replies
3203 Views
Last post June 14, 2010, 03:21:52 PM
by Alex
6 Replies
4909 Views
Last post August 11, 2010, 09:34:12 PM
by Maria-Yasmine
19 Replies
10848 Views
Last post February 22, 2012, 08:14:39 AM
by Matthew
12 Replies
6084 Views
Last post February 26, 2012, 09:49:36 AM
by Matthew
4 Replies
2041 Views
Last post May 06, 2014, 03:32:49 AM
by CameronJ
3 Replies
989 Views
Last post August 10, 2019, 05:59:18 PM
by VipassanaXYZ