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(Salon)   Hippies unhappy the 1% is converting to their religion   (salon.com) divider line 10
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2014-03-05 08:46:02 PM  
3 votes:

miss jinxed: Hippies are idiots who ruined the "green" "environmentally friendly" stuff for everyone.  Imagine if it had been a Nixon republican spouting all the save the planet crap.  There'd be wind farms on every corner.


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2014-03-05 07:50:07 PM  
3 votes:
I know modern American "Buddhists" who always stop in for Starbucks before going to class to learn to free themselves from material desires. I suspect the irony is lost on them.
2014-03-05 08:50:46 PM  
2 votes:

MrBallou: I know modern American "Buddhists" who always stop in for Starbucks before going to class to learn to free themselves from material desires. I suspect the irony is lost on them.


Um, what about Buddhism exactly do you think prohibits liking coffee, or even overpriced shiatty coffee?

Honestly, drinking the shiatty burnt stuff that more expensive than it should be just because it's convenient and minimizes the imposition on the self and others is a pretty good example of the middle path, the violation would be having a farking stick up your ass about your roast or where you buy it or whatever.  Starbucks is like the opposite of conspicuous consumption.

The core message of the religion isn't to magically not need or want anything, it's to not let that shiat control you.  Starving yourself on a mountaintop or whatever is actually  explicitly discounted by the religion, mystery-cult splinter branches aside.

// This whole "magical ascetic indian" bullshiat image that westerners seem to have of the religion is half the reason American buddhists are usually morons.  The other half is morons that think it's some sort of atheist spirituality.   Buddhism is not (typically) atheist, you cultural illiterates.

// You can tell I'm not Buddhist from the way I don't even try to suppress the annoyance/rage.
2014-03-05 08:32:37 PM  
2 votes:
I'm probably not "elite" and I'm no hippy, but I enjoy listening to the Dalai Lama, even saw him once.  Been reading a lot about Buddhism. I'm not religious, but I find a lot of the teachings pretty cool.   I mean he tells fart jokes, and doesn't want everyone to convert to his religion.   A smart, funny, 80 year old who preaches "be nice to each other".  I'm ok with that.

/begin the anti-lama Fark rantings
2014-03-05 07:38:26 PM  
2 votes:
There is no reason to drag "hippies" into an article about meditation and Buddhism, submitter.
2014-03-05 08:43:44 PM  
1 votes:
Don't worry. The 1% wouldn't know the 8 fold path if they suffered on it for all eternity.
2014-03-05 08:43:33 PM  
1 votes:
"Just like the gentrification of a neighborhood where new, wealthy people displace people who have lived there longer," Ream writes, "the dharma is undergoing a process of gentrification in San Francisco today."


Wait, so... hang on, so like today's Buddhists are going to be priced out of Buddhism and have to find a less expensive religion? Can rich people do that?
2014-03-05 08:43:03 PM  
1 votes:
I keep seeing 2.0  whatever..

sounds like someone should start  using  3.0, would be a great money maker.
2014-03-05 08:39:54 PM  
1 votes:
"are", subby is the word you were looking for.

Unless "you is condemning food..things...and supplies" ala Uhura from Star Trek VI.
2014-03-05 08:32:38 PM  
1 votes:
Hippies are idiots who ruined the "green" "environmentally friendly" stuff for everyone.  Imagine if it had been a Nixon republican spouting all the save the planet crap.  There'd be wind farms on every corner.
 
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