Monday, March 3, 2008

Your application for living Buddha status has been denied.

(From the decree "Management Measures for the Reincarnation of Living Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism," an order issued last year by China's State Administration of Religious Affairs. Translated by the International Campaign for Tibet as reported in Harper's magazine)

"The China Buddhist Association will issue living-Buddha permits. When the reincarnated living Buddha has been installed, the management at his monastery shall submit a training plan to the local Buddhist Association, which shall report to the provincial people's government for approval.

Living Buddhas that have historically been recognized by drawing lots from the golden urn shall have their reincarnated soul-children recognized by drawing lots from the golden urn. Requests not to use the golden urn shall be reported by the provincial people's government to the State Administration of Religious Affairs for approval.

Once a reincarnated living Buddha soul-child has been recognized, it shall be reported to the provincial people's government for approval; those with a great impact shall be reported to the State Administration of Religious Affairs for approval; those with a particularly great impact shall be reported to the State Council for Approval. When there is debate over the size of a living Buddha's impact, the China Buddhist Association shall officiate.

Reincarnated living Buddhas may not reestablish feudal privileges that have already been abolished.

Applicants to be reincarnated living Buddhas may not be reincarnated if the provincial people's government does not allow reincarnations."

I caught this is this month's Harper's magazine and found it quite illustrative of a government gone completely bonkers, very much like our own, but degrees more comical. Such decrees, like the Buddha, are also quite enlightening for what they tell you about totalitarian states and their attempt to control everything about you, including your right to reincarnate should you wish.

One can only imagine that if they are giving decrees like this now then it is not too long before travelers are accosted by Astral-Body Projection Police: "Are you traveling to another dimension, sir?... May I see your Outer-Body Projection Passport?"... "You must stay earthbound until you get the proper authorization from the State Council for Etheric Travel Association."

Can this dialogue be far away?

While we are all so concerned about keeping religious fanatics out of government we miss the obvious fact that the State is attempting to becoming our God on earth. I recently happened upon this little nugget about our wannabe-divine State:

"A Pastor has come forward to blow the whistle on a nationwide FEMA program which is training Pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to "obey the government" in preparation for a declaration of martial law, property and firearm seizures, and forced relocation."

The article reports that the government is instructing pastors to recite Romans 13 which according to a Dr. Durelll Tuberville justifies flock allegiance “because the government’s established by the Lord, you know. And, that’s what we believe in the Christian faith. That’s what’s stated in the scripture.”

Secret FEMA Plan To Use Pastors as Pacifiers in Preparation For Martial Law

So, the State wants to be your divine shepherd should we have martial law. They will tell you not to fear those men carrying M16s with the bear claws on their hats as they are there to protect you and guide you to paradise should a plague of pestilence fall upon you. And, while you are at Halliburton Camp 322, the good folks from FEMA will give you the latest vaccine against the latest man-made virus -- and a happy meal -- compliments of your tax-financed holy government and Searles Pharmaceuticals.

"Your passport, Sir?... You want to go to a different reality? ...You will need to get the proper permit from the Ministry of Permissible Realities. Just walk through door 101, take the blue pill and plug into the machine."


Kitchen Window Woman said...

I am both furious and scared. It seem to me that some of the pastors would resist. I can say for sure as I reject all organized religions so don't attend church.

The business about the Living Buddha is funny...

ALERT - I want to inform you about the the "Winter Soldier Investigations" that will begin next week (March 13 - 16) in D.C.

The Iraq Veterans Against The War(IVAW), inspired by the WSI done by the Vietnam Veterans Against The War 37 years ago, are going tell the unfiltered truth about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Hundred of young IVAW vets are taking part and they need support.
I have a blog up at the Chronicles with info and links. Please take a look and visit the IVAW webpage. IVAW still needs donations but also need help in spreading the word about this extremely important political event. They have button links and printable posters, etc. Please help if you can. Thanks, KWW

redpill8 said...

Sure KWW,

Thanks for letting me know about it.


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

"Oil spike to last through 2008: OPEC president"

Now here's the fun part. According to the article: "Prices could retreat in 2009 with a recovery of the U.S. dollar in foreign exchange markets following the election of a new U.S. president...The world economy could get some help with the arrival of a new U.S. president, and possibly a new economic policy, "and with this new situation it is very probable that the dollar will start to recover and thus permit a readjustment of the (oil) market," " It's common knowledge that a new President will likely have the effect of rebounding the economy and lowering oil prices, at least in the short term. (If they lockstep with Bush's disasters then it will plummet anew.)

So then the question becomes how much are you willing to pay (literally) out of your personal savings account so that Bush/Cheney can have 1 more year? Because I, personally, could give a crap about their last hurrah.

Impeachment = money in you pocket.

I would like to see America discuss this idea a little more seriously. This puts Impeachment damn well on the table now! Pelosi can hang with the rest of them if she's against it. I don't care about her hurrah either.

If you don't write your congressman or give this a moments effort at all, when gas is $4.50/gallon happily pay knowing that you're supporting Bush's ego. And who wouldn't bankrupt the country for that?!

(If Bush feels bad about himself, the terrorists have won!)

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