Kumāra Bhikkhu

Buddhist Monk, Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary
Taiping, Malaysia

About Kumāra

Languages

Chinese, English

Areas of Expertise

Meditation, healing

Comments & conversations

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Kumāra Bhikkhu
Posted 9 months ago
Rishi Manchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream
Diya, I wanted very much to be acknowledged too, though in a slightly different field. Yet, when I was acknowledged, I felt a resistance. I still do, though it has been a whole lot less. The seeking too has become rather rare, and life has been so much lighter. All the best to you!
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Kumāra Bhikkhu
Posted 9 months ago
Rishi Manchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream
This reminds me of this: http://www.mindful.org/mindful-magazine/doctor-burnout-and-mindfulness Western medical doctors focus too much on symptoms. Without removing or reducing the causes, symptoms are bound to increase. This is true for any problem. I wouldn't trust any doctor who ignores the causes.
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Kumāra Bhikkhu
Posted 10 months ago
Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong
Well said. A for-profit fundraising company will tedn to choose projects that give the highest benefit to itself, not to the intended beneficiary as advertised. E.g., if APF engaged Dan's company for cancer fundraising walks, it matters not what APF does with the money, it matters how much Dan's company can get. After all, with billions already donated, what have we now? [Ever notice they don't call it "cancer *cure* fundraising"?]
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Kumāra Bhikkhu
Posted 10 months ago
Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong
What I now call "Capitalistic Charity" focuses on making money. So, it's aim is like any corporation: maximise profit. The focus is no longer benefiting people, animals, the environment, etc. Sure, it can raise a lot of money, but how much of that actually goes to benefitting the supposed charity is not the concern of a capitalist. Say, raising funds on AIDS or cancer. It doesn't matter to a capitalist if the money actually benefits people affected by these. The more money Capitalistic Charity gets from the people, the better. That's it. I leave it to you all to imagine—better still, find out—where most of the money would likely go to.