i have noticed that there is a tendancy amongst some in the spiritual community to step out of character somewhat over certain issues in the media and while i`m not going to get into specifics, suffice it to say that i think you can imagine which issues i`m refering to.
the question i have to ask is why, when we are trying to find a spiritual center, do some obsess on issues of politics and business?
it seems to me to be at odds with what a relationship with spirit is all about. my view is that enlightenment is about transcendance, not decending into endless loops of arguement and pain. that`s the realm of anger and resentment........a guaranteed trap for the soul. yet i see many in the spiritual community constantly pushing political hot buttons, and i don`t mean to single buddhists out, but they seem to be some of the most prone to getting into this trap. maybe because of the dalia lama`s politicising the faith?