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Politically Incorrect Dharma
Politically Incorrect Dharma
Pannobhasa Bhikkhu, a.k.a. David Reynolds, currently at Kusalakari Monastery in the USA. A Theravada Buddhist monk and author contributing some Dharmic philosophy to the plastic Babylon of the west. A Discord server has been set up for the group, and a link may be sent to you upon request. Be happy.
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THIS.

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All right ladies and gentlemen, it's time to ask questions for the next Q&A video. Actually I have quite a few accumulated already, but the more the merrier. Ask away and hit me with your best shot. I will very probably do the next video within a few days, and if conditions permit I will *probably* do it in the pavilion again in front of the magnificent heathen idols.

(The photo, by the way, was taken at a Chinese cemetery in the highlands of central Bali. I was living in a hut nearby and occasionally gave Dhamma talks.)
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My most recent interview with Humble Stature.

We'll be doing another one next week on more controversial subjects, insh'allah.
https://www.bitchute.com/video/ds1uOLDxinNu/
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A picture just sent to me of my friend ven. Vijaya and me in Bali. (I'm pretty sure it's Bali.)
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Here it is, folks!

Questions include: how to start meditating, how to promote non-castrated Buddhism in the west, the death of Thomas Merton, Buddhist cosmology, scientific realism, dreams, Theoria Apophasis and the meaning of “Tathagata,” Buddha images, becoming a monk in Asia, Pyrrhonistic Skepticism, my favorite cult, my alleged previous life as my own grandfather, Buddhism and independence, Taoism, teaching Buddhist etiquette to westerners, improving our Buddhist community, and not fearing death.
https://www.bitchute.com/video/cYP3v7cgdJaR/
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Oh Will These Video Links Never Cease? (Feb-March 2021)

A devastating onslaught of video links, indicating that I should start posting these more often. Not only includes new Brian Ruhe Show episodes, but also older ones recently uploaded onto my own channel, Q&A videos, and an interview with a new non-Marxist western Buddhist teacher.
https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/2021/03/oh-will-these-video-links-never-cease.html

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These ladies came from the village of Shway Zayay. They were followers of a monk that was driven ...

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"Politically Incorrect Monk Talks about Living in Myanmar, Western Buddhism, Naked Women, Abortion"

An interview with Manu, who has started a new project and YT channel called Humble Stature. His channel and website are worth checking out by folks who like Buddhism but not politically correct neo-Marxist ultraliberalism. His website: HumbleStature.com (I also have this uploaded onto YT for anyone who strangely prefers it.)
https://www.bitchute.com/video/jHVVlletnlip/
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Sleepy Novice

He's one of my teachers. It's only 29 seconds.
https://www.bitchute.com/video/wz5ELKndrdiJ/
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Channeling Resentment as a Mark of Successful Politics

On how ignorance of the First and Second Noble Truths of Buddhism results in the mass of men becoming the obedient servants of a corrupt elite.
https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/2021/02/channeling-resentment-as-mark-of.html

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A talk I gave at the Theravada Dhamma Society (a Burmese Buddhist group) in Daly City, CA in 2016, before my last trip to Burma.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5gabnBjaGE
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Question & Answer #3

In which I answer, or try to answer, all questions but one. Including the topics of false saints, support of traditional Theravada in the west, spirit possession, nationalism, meditation, ordination, faith, Burma, Indonesia, monastic etiquette, food, psychedelic drugs, Bodhidharma, Zen, good translations, Julius Evola, and enlightened animals.
https://www.bitchute.com/video/xtgFlxDPkP6j/
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Breeds of Dogs and Human
This one is not so much Buddhist, but tying in more or less to my biology background. "There is no equity among the 31 planes of existence." ~Pannobhasa Bhikkhu

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Teaching in Washington.
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Did the Buddha Have Blue Eyes?

Ultimately it has little or no bearing on the profundity of the system, though it is kind of an interesting question. (If it does have any bearing at all on Buddhism's profundity, it would be a matter of blue-eyed "Aryan" westerners finding it so.)
https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/2020/12/did-buddha-have-blue-eyes.html

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Me as a very young monk before traveling to Burma. Ordained for a year or less. Taken in the pagoda at Taungpulu Kaba-Aye Monastery near Boulder Creek, CA.
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Mandalay Hill

Walking through Mandalay Hill in Burma (The fellow in white is a fortune teller. Beware of fortune tellers on Mandalay Hill, as they are predatory.)
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When Godhika Took the Knife

A translation of the Godhika Sutta of the Samyutta Nikāya (S 1.4.23), with my own comments, from my old Buddhist blog. It has some strange things to say about the Buddhist attitude toward suicide, and also about the nature of consciousness.
https://thebahiyablog.blogspot.com/2013/01/when-godhika-took-knife.html

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On the 500-Year Lifespan of Buddhism (revised and expanded)

According to the most ancient Buddhist texts, the Buddha predicted that, due to the ordination of Buddhist nuns, Buddhism itself would survive for only 500 years...and thus it should now be extinct. This article discusses various ways of interpreting the prophecy.
https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/2020/11/on-500-year-lifespan-of-buddhism.html

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A Few Points on the Utter Naïveté of Progressives 

 This one may be a matter of flogging a long-dead horse, or maybe choking a dead chicken, but I don’t care, because sometimes I feel like saying this stuff because I consider it to be not only important, but so freaking obvious that it astonishes me that so many people just won’t see it...
https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/2020/11/a-few-points-on-utter-naivete-of.html
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New and Upcoming Interviews


https://youtu.be/sCKHSkSOdJ0
This is a video of the after show interview:
I was on a podcast recently with WPRPN (World Pirate Radio Podcast Network) with host Japhy Ryder, discussing various monkish topics (the podcast is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6G9N... among a few other places); and after the show we did an after-show "Rogue's Gallery" in which Brian Ruhe joined us and we discussed even more monkish topics. This is a long segment from the after-show show in which we talk about Buddhism mostly, and how Theravadin philosophies and terms compare with those of Mahayana.

I will be doing a few more interviews with Brian this evening, followed by another interview by a new host tomorrow - that is yet to be announced. More to come...
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The Simile of the Block of Marble

An essay I wrote on the old blog, but it is essentially my theory of everything (TOE), including why we exist here in the first place.
https://thebahiyablog.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-simile-of-block-of-marble.html


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Many thanks to all of you who have helped get this off the ground in the fall of 2020 and achieve our first goal. Ultimately the goal is to become self-sufficient here in the west, and not dependent upon Buddhist immigrant communities, kind and generous as they are, but supported by people in general who can appreciate a western and iconoclastic yet still fundamentalist approach to Buddhist philosophy and practice. My plan is to continue cranking out content for you and hopefully publish more works in the future in more traditional book formats as funds allow. Be happy.

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