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2023 Dec 05 20:59:38
Johann: May all spend a pleasing rest of Sila-day.

2023 Nov 27 14:47:22
No Name:   _/\_ _/\__/\_

2023 Nov 27 05:41:32
Johann: May all spend a blessed Anapanasati- Fullmoon and reflect the goodness of Ven Sāriputta as well today.

2023 Nov 20 19:18:13
No Name:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Nov 20 18:20:15
Johann: May all spend a pleasing rest of Sila-day.

2023 Nov 20 02:48:24
Moritz: Hello _/\_ Still possible to join: An-other Journey into the East 2023/24

2023 Nov 18 13:55:11
blazer: Hello everyone  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Nov 12 01:09:01
Johann: Nyom

2023 Nov 12 00:45:21
Moritz: Vandami Bhante _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Nov 09 19:42:10
No Name:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Nov 09 07:17:02
Johann: សិលា​នាំ​ទៅ​រក​ឯករាជ្យ​នៃ​ជាតិ! សូមឱ្យមនុស្សជាច្រើនប្រារព្ធទិវាឯករាជ្យ(ពី)ជាតិ។

2023 Nov 09 07:06:56
Johann: Sila leads to independence of Jati! May many observe a conductive Independence day.

2023 Nov 07 00:54:02
Johann: Nyoum

2023 Nov 07 00:39:55
Moritz: Vandami Bhante _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Nov 06 15:47:51
No Name:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Nov 06 12:21:27
Johann: A blessed Sila observation day today.

2023 Oct 30 15:17:36
Johann: It's common in to give up that what's given to do assist me toward release, common that seeking security in what binds.

2023 Oct 30 13:22:27
No Name: ព្រះអង្គ :) កូណាលុប delta chat ហើយ :D _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Oct 23 18:56:09
No Name:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Oct 22 20:36:01
Johann: May all spend a pleasing rest of this Sila-day.

2023 Oct 19 20:31:12
Johann: Nyom Sreyneang

2023 Oct 15 07:07:01
No Name:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Oct 14 06:53:21
Johann: May all spend a New moon Uposatha based on goodwill for all, find seclusion in the middle of family duties.

2023 Sep 29 07:35:30
blazer:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Sep 29 07:23:47
No Name:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Sep 29 07:03:11
Johann: A blessed full moon Uposatha and begin of the ancestor weeks by lived metta and virtue: lived gratitude toward all being, toward one self.

2023 Sep 22 22:07:43
Johann: If no rush turn toward reducing sensuality and make Silas the top of priority, it's to fear that an Atomic conflic will be chosen soon, in the battle of control of the "drugs".

2023 Sep 22 14:59:39
No Name:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Sep 22 06:35:51
Johann: A blessed Uposatha Observance on this Sila-day, by conducting similar the Arahats.

2023 Sep 16 19:29:27
blazer: Ven. Johann  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Sep 16 19:29:13
blazer: Hello everyone! I've just come back home. I had a long trip and no sleep for more than 30 hours, but currently feel quite good. I've had a good experience, i'm happy. I've found out much inspiration and many ideas about the training and the holy life. I'll recollect and write about them as soon as i've taken some rest. Hope to find you all well and in good health  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Sep 15 05:25:24
No Name:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Sep 14 21:09:49
Johann: A blessed rest of New moon Uposatha today (later as no connection before).

2023 Sep 10 01:55:47
No Name:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_?

2023 Sep 09 18:52:54
Johann: No existence, no 'way of life', can excel the finally journey, just 'busy' in given away all of what ever made one's own. A total remorse-less existence. May many go for it, and see the way toward the deathless, no more worry of past, future and present as well.

2023 Sep 09 18:52:28
Johann: No existence, no 'way of life', can excel the finally journey, just 'busy' in given away all of what ever made one's own. A total remorse-less existence. May many go for it, and see the way toward the deathless, no more worry of past, future and present as well.

2023 Sep 08 06:19:20
Johann: A blessed Sila day, by maintaining goodwill toward all, not only by deeds and speech, but with nine factors, incl. a mind full of metta.

2023 Sep 01 10:54:43
No Name: សាធុ សាធុ សាធុ _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Sep 01 09:21:09
Johann:  “This verse was stated by earlier worthy ones, fully self-awakened:    Freedom from disease: the foremost good fortune. Unbinding: the foremost ease. The eightfold: the foremost of paths going to the Deathless, Secure.

2023 Sep 01 09:19:23
Johann: 'Ārogyaparamā lābhā nibbānaṃ paramaṃ sukhaṃ, Aṭṭhaṅgiko ca maggānaṃ khemaṃ amatagāmina'nti.   អារោគ្យបរមា លាភា និព្ពានំ បរមំ សុខំ អដ្ថងិកោ ច មគ្គានំ ខេមំ អមតគាមិន នតិ។  លាភទាំងឡាយ មានការមិនមានរោគ ដ៏ប្រសើរបំផុត ព្រះនិព្វាន ជាសុខដ៏ឧត្តម មគ្គប្រកបដោយអង្គ៨ ដ៏ក្សេមក្សាន្តជាងមគ្គទាំងឡាយ សម្រាប់ដំណើរ ទៅកាន់​ព្រះនិព្វាន ឈ្មោះអមតៈ។

2023 Aug 31 06:30:11
No Name: សាធុ សាធុ សាធុ _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Aug 31 06:08:15
Johann: A blessed Fullmoon Uposatha, following the Arahats conducts.

2023 Aug 30 20:19:25
Johann: Nyom

2023 Aug 30 18:39:38
blazer: Hello everyone  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Aug 24 19:56:43
Johann: Sadhu, Sadhu and mudita

2023 Aug 24 19:45:08
No Name: កូណា បាននាំគ្រួសាររក្សាសីល8ក្នុងថ្ងៃនេះ _/\_ _/\_ _/\_😌

2023 Aug 24 18:31:04
No Name: សាធុ សាធុ សាធុ _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Aug 24 18:08:32
Johann: Message in the morning didn't arise... so a later: blessed rest of a good conducted Sila day.

2023 Aug 16 10:26:38
No Name: សាធុ សាធុ សាធុ _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Aug 16 06:39:11
Johann: A blessed, peaceful, New Moon Uposatha, caused by metta-Citta.

2023 Aug 09 10:02:14
No Name: សាធុ សាធុ សាធុ _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Aug 09 06:08:53
Johann: May all spend a blessed Sila day by observing the conducts of the Arahats.

2023 Aug 02 19:15:32
Johann: May all Venerables have found a. suitable place for this Vassa, conductive for the sake of the deathless, and may all dwell conflictless, supported by admirable friends.

2023 Aug 01 13:39:35
blazer: Hello everyone  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Aug 01 07:03:18
Johann: A blesser Asalha-Puja, Dhamma day Full moon Uposatha. May all Venerables have found, find, a perfect place for their victorious Vassa. May all spend a blessend Uposatha and nobody get hurt on the lanes of rushing travels.

2023 Jul 26 18:11:11
Johann: May all spend a blessed rest of Sila-day today.

2023 Jul 24 18:01:06
blazer: For sure it would be! I've found good of having allayed the pain and being able to move

2023 Jul 23 17:40:26
Johann: A finally good news would be declaring of patgs and fruit attainments, with Arahataphalla as peak.

2023 Jul 23 17:39:09
Johann: Finally?  :)

2023 Jul 23 09:44:43
blazer: Thanks Ven. Johann  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_ Finally i have a few good news. Will write about tomorrow

2023 Jul 22 19:41:41
Johann: A good time, and so a good morning, Nyom.

2023 Jul 22 09:12:47
blazer: Good morning everyone  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Jul 20 20:20:43
Johann: Any further open doubts and questions?

2023 Jul 17 21:48:01
Johann: Periodicaly again the urge to do not relay on social medias and to concentrate doing the tasks very bodily on the earth, avoiding the lure of debtless consume and seek to know goodness and just take on what's personal given for good purpose, away from hidden trades and traps. People denying goodness and/or don't know how to pay back and toward whom, simple run crazy and after a while into all kinds of amok.

2023 Jul 17 06:10:00
Johann: A blesed New-moon Uposatha today.

2023 Jul 11 22:05:20
Johann: A blessed rest of Sila-Day today.

2023 Jul 10 23:09:42
blazer: Bhante Johann  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Jul 10 16:32:58
Johann: Mudita

2023 Jul 10 03:32:09
blazer: I'm going to contact the forest monastery soon

2023 Jul 04 19:13:24
blazer:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Jul 03 06:27:07
Johann: Likewise those observing the Uposatha today.

2023 Jul 02 05:55:14
Johann: A blessed full-moon Uposatha, by observing the nine-fold Uposath, starting with Metta.

2023 Jul 01 17:27:14
Jieshi Shan: Starlink has just passed over my head

2023 Jun 26 13:25:42
Johann: Nyom

2023 Jun 26 11:33:47
blazer: Good morning  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Jun 26 06:23:22
Johann: And those conducting the observance today: may it be well done.

2023 Jun 25 11:16:30
No Name:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Jun 25 09:03:52
Johann: A blessed Sila day, those conducting it today.

2023 Jun 23 08:50:50
blazer: Good morning everyone  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Jun 21 14:32:05
blazer: It is hard to practice here. I'm in a place where i can get virtually anything in just a few minutes. And ads and distractions are everywhere. And people are so defiled so i have to carefully calibrate social interactions.

2023 Jun 21 13:44:56
Johann: It's not possible to gain Dhamma as long holding stand, home. Once elevating above sensuality, clearance can be gained.

2023 Jun 21 13:20:27
blazer: I'm sorry but i'm not understanding perfectly. How can i ask him for the best further way if he is not reachable directly? And what is meant by "best further way"?  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Jun 21 13:19:05
blazer: Bhante Johann  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Jun 20 17:42:55
Johann: Btw., if your Noble teacher might be no more in reach directly, once you make an effort toward the Brahmas, devoted to the Gems, you might get the chance to ask him about the best further way (note that an Noble Brahma, of cource, would serve lazy or not serious approaches).

2023 Jun 20 17:16:43
Johann: Some may wonder why the Sublime Buddha heavily rebuked monks when they teached the Dhamma of the Ariya, to those not prepeared yet... Once people have gained this Dhamma in wrong way or at wrong time, without favor toward renouncing and or Samvega, they are hardly ever able to gain it right, mostly closed up the door by their unwise ways and approach.

2023 Jun 18 15:32:24
blazer: Good afternoon  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Jun 18 05:55:13
Johann: Likewise, a blessed Uposatha those who observe it today.

2023 Jun 18 00:45:56
blazer: Good to remember, greediness of results becomes a problem in these situations. Thank you  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Jun 17 21:22:34
Johann: See how close he is!

2023 Jun 17 13:04:43
blazer: How can i find such a teacher or an admirable friend right now?

2023 Jun 17 13:00:41
blazer: was not going out since a week because pain, wanted to give a try.

2023 Jun 17 13:00:01
blazer: im very in pain. Went out yesterday evening.

2023 Jun 17 12:51:01
Johann: Nyom, seek to live next a teacher, next admirable friends.

2023 Jun 17 12:27:12
blazer: obviously related to the last post

2023 Jun 17 12:14:49
blazer: I gone out in the evening after a week at home and i'm very hungry, it can be an impedment now and  later. Had to eat yogurt. Should i avoid solid food for good concentration?

2023 Jun 17 12:10:26
blazer: Please may Ven. Johann, if there, answer soon my new post  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Jun 17 12:08:02
blazer: Good morning everyone  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_ good news today

2023 Jun 17 06:21:43
Johann: A blessed New-moon Uposatha, based on metta, all who observe it today.

2023 Jun 11 21:47:12
blazer:  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

2023 Jun 11 20:42:00
Johann: A blessed rest of Sila day, by observing metta toward all beings, by thoughts and deeds.

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Posted by: Drimed
« on: May 25, 2014, 07:27:51 PM »

 Alive Dharma Teaching, Aug 1, 2010

Avoid all nonvirtuous actions. Accomplish virtues. Purify your mind.

Buddha Shakyamuni

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2.1 Invitation for Ullambana Day

To all Sangha and Buddhist Followers with Truth!
Our International Sangha are having a meaningful three-month rainy 
season retreat (Vassa) with Vinaya and Dhamma in the beautiful and 
natural Pulau Ubin island this year. At the end of the Vassa, we will  be celebrating Ullambana Day on the 24th August 2010.
“Only vegetarian meals will be served . There will be strict observance of ethical precepts,” says Bhikkhu Buddha Dhatu.
Email:               Thank you.Yours in the Dhamma,Bhikkhu Buddha Dhatu. Messenger of Peace
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The remarkable monk, Bhikkhu Buddha Dhatu, of the Heart for Peace Mission was born in Vietnam. As a child during the Vietnam war 70% of his body was burned … – Prayer for the Tsunami victims in Thailand

OM SVASTI: May all noble &  virtuous activities of Bhikkhu Buddha Dhatu be blessed by Buddha´s Wisdom Lights and Peace. May the HEART FOR PEACE benefit many sentient beings. In appreciation and in Wisdom without borders❤☀☀☀☀❤☀☀☀☀❤

Buddha Dharma-OBF International supports all Buddhists who promote the same goals as we:

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“Avoid all nonvirtuous actions. Accomplish virtues. Purify your mind.”

Buddha Shakyamuni

a)Universal education is one of the important Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

With development of internet in the globalized world community there is new kind of violence : cyber bullying (German : cyber mobbing). Cyber bullying – let´s fight it together. Don´t be part of the problem – be part of the solution ! How does Wikipedia describe cyber bullying :

Cyber-bullying – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cyberbullying “involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others. Bill Belsey

b) Further description of cyber bullying : according to German Computer Bild magazine there are five kinds of cyber bullying :
* network bullying : user obtains insulting comments to his prophile.

* chat bullying : person is intentionally insulted or threatened by others , anonymous persons in the chat.
* photo or video bullying : this is worst kind of bullying . Mobbers insult other person, even beat him/her , record this and upload on youtube, myspace or elsewhere. This resembles terrorist videos with hostages !
* hidden bullying : mobbers create blog or site where they insult a person, treat and humiliate  him/her. They post links to this site on other networks (Facebook or elsewhere).
* Cyber bullying through stealing of password with the help of harmful programmes (viruses, troyans etc).

c) who is practicing harmful deeds of cyber bullying ? Mostly younger generation , but not exclusively. Person who has aggressive character will most probably execute his anger also online. Such persons use anonymuous names in forums, chat rooms, blogs, on youtube, facebook , myspace accounts and on other internet sites.

d) Why are individuals  and groups practicing harmfull deeds of cyber bullying ? Because of lack of human values and lack of civilised behaviour. Such persons are by nature sociopaths. Hidden under anonymuous accounts or fake names – they think they can insults other and  make themselves important. Note that few aggressive adults in Germany  published- in chat room – their threats to kill schoolmates and teachers before they have actually done so. At that time nobody who read their threats in chat room took this seriously…There was no social responsibility. Cyber bullying is criminal activity under penalty in all developed countries of the world.  In Germany cyber bullying persons can be imprisoned up to five years !

e) How must one act to prevent cyber bullying : if you are confronted with cyber bullying persons on social networks (youtube, myspace, facebook , ning sites or different forums)- block the user. Report cyber bullying person to the provider. Youtube has email service to report abuse. If cyber bullying is posted on other internet sites, find IP address of the provider and report the abuse . Make screen shots of cyber bullying content and sent it to the provider. Demand that provider erase the content from the site in short time (give deadline). Don´t be just somebody with bystander effect, passively supporting cyber bullying ! European Union created a video in 2009 to encourage people against cyber bullying .See awareness campaigns.  In heavy cases of cyber bullying the evidence must be reported to the police. One can find all provider´s  addresses on website information (enter domain name) . Provider is legally responsible for supporting cyber bullying, if he obtains evidence about cyber bullying, sent to him and does not act to delete contents of cyber bullying or entirely close the site. Shortly : legally responsible for cyber bullying appearing on their sites  are : author of cyber bullying, administrator/moderator of the forum , owner of the site and the provider.
Administrators and moderators of different internet forums are legally  responsible for all posts on their forum, added  by individual members. On our channel of youtube we clearly wrote : no hate speech , harassment   or insults will be approved , nor tolerated. EU site has similar guidelines, as well as all other serious sites.

f) Buddhist views about cyber bullying : it is completely against the basic Teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha (quoted above) to promote, support or practice cyber bullying ! Buddhists must not publish slandering, hostility, ill-will, gossiping, insults , because this belongs to negative actions of mind and speech . Yet some “Buddhist” sites are practicing cyber bullying, because obviously they don´t care about legislation nor Buddhist ethics.  On their sites we find “list of controversial persons or movements “ as part of their cyber bullying unvirtuous karma activities toward Buddhist masters , Buddhist groups or individual Buddhist practitioners. They even write the names of those toward they wish to practice cyber bullying . They wish to harm, have the intention to insult, humiliate others by writing deliberate lies . With cyber bullying they wish to attract more uneducated members to their forums and to attract public attention ! German language has very correct term to describe such persons : Hassprediger (hate preacher). Cyber bullying sites are full of abusive speech, manipulations , threatenings and ill will. Some Buddhists who have been “banned” because they did not agree with manipulative methods of administrator and moderators of cyber bullying sites, report a lot of negativities going on inside such sites ! It is clear to everyone with healthy mind that HH the 14th Dalai lama don´t support and is against cyber bullying, because he promotes interfaith harmony and human values (see His reply in our previous Alive Dharma teaching). Yet those who actively practice cyber bullying even misuse one of the sayings of the 14th Dalai Lama , (said a decade ago and taken out of the content by cyber mobbers  ) , publishing it above their cyber bullying site . This another kind of manipulative abuse.
g)which persons  are practicing harmful deeds of cyber bullying : unripe neurotics, anger junkies (toxic anger syndrome), manipulators, abusers. Honest Buddhists don´t practice nor support cyber bullying .
h) Further readings  in Wikipedia : Legislation against cyber-bullying,

Cyber-bullying awareness campaigns, Harmful effects,
Community support, Cyber-bullying in media and pop culture.See also Act Against Bullying

    Behavioral science Bullying Online Cyberstalking Defamation Digital safety
    Internet Troll Moral panic Sexting Stalking Violence

i) Selected bibliography :
* Computer Bild 14/2000 pg 62 – 65
* forum and legal advice

    Adina’s Deck- Cyberbullying DVD & Teacher’s Guide created by Master’s Student at Stanford University

*documents on Government  of Slovenia : Religious Freedom Act (Official Gazette of the RS, 14/07)
Buddha Dharma actively participated on two consultation panels : Hate speech and social responsibility ; Gender equality and empowerment of women – one of the Millennium  Development Goals (MDG). Our contributions are found in English translation at  previous  alive Dharma Teachings .

Consultation panels for representatives of religious communities

During the visit of HH the 14th Dalai Lama to Maribor city (Slovenia) there has been a lot of hate speech against him on different internet forums (including national tv forum). See above article sent by Buddha Dharma to newspaper Vecer .
We also informed the ombudsman for human rights in Slovenia (dr. Zdenka Cebasek-Travnik) about hate speech toward His Holiness (1.2 – 14 / 2010 – 2 – VAL). On May 31,2010 ombudsman sent detailed explanation about legal responsibility of those who publish hate speech on internet.
“…Na porast omenjenega pojava( sovrazni govor) na svetovnem spletu, zlasti na spletnih straneh, je Varuh opozoril tudi v svojem zadnjem letnem poročilu (dostopen na:, kjer smo poudarili, da je za zajezitev teh pojavov ključna praksa organov pregona. “
“ The increase of that phenomenon (hate speech) on  Internet, especially on the Internet sites, the Ombudsman also noted in its latest annual report (available at: where we emphasized that the key to the  suppression of that phenomena (hate speech) is the collaboration of state enforcement authorities. “
At Buddha Dharma we observe that the police and Public Prosecutor’s Officers are not enough educated about this negative phenomena (hate speech on internet, including cyber bullying). Dr. Silvo Devetak, director of Iscomet institute said that Iscomet collaborate with the police and state prosecutors to raise greater awareness and the responsibility to prevent  hate speech and cyber bullying on internet .
The European Ombudsman» The Ombudsmen as human rights protection …
26 Jul 2010 … Nonetheless, the European Ombudsman has dealt with complaints raising a wide range of human rights issues, including age and race ……/html.bookmark - USA
dharmaling/forum & ” Thubten Shenpen , Slovenia (on their site-since 2006!) and on Facebook) Controversial “Thubten Shenpen” of dharmaling who is engaging in cyber bullying and his mysterious past , revealed in this article : he  wish to carry a weapon !
Posted by: Johann
« on: March 03, 2014, 06:57:44 AM »


Many assuming. Not sure what it has to do with the topic. (aside that the Encyclopedia project is run by an known rebel)

Seems to be a spam-article. How ever, it is not far form the usual activism of people who mix rebelism with Buddhism, which is often all people are doing instead of solving the real problem.

Just for the case that the poster might be interested on actual practice, here two good short essays:

War and Peace , by Ayya Khema

Dhamma Fighting , by Ajahn Chah

Posted by: Hinayana gossip
« on: March 02, 2014, 05:36:31 PM »

 One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.

Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking “Five Eyes” alliance. Today, we at the Intercept are publishing another new JTRIG document, in full, entitled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.”

By publishing these stories one by one, our NBC reporting highlighted some of the key, discrete revelations: the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same DDoS attacks they accuse “hacktivists” of using, the use of “honey traps” (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses. But, here, I want to focus and elaborate on the overarching point revealed by all of these documents: namely, that these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself.

Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums. Here is one illustrative list of tactics from the latest GCHQ document we’re publishing today:

Critically, the “targets” for this deceit and reputation-destruction extend far beyond the customary roster of normal spycraft: hostile nations and their leaders, military agencies, and intelligence services. In fact, the discussion of many of these techniques occurs in the context of using them in lieu of “traditional law enforcement” against people suspected (but not charged or convicted) of ordinary crimes or, more broadly still, “hacktivism”, meaning those who use online protest activity for political ends.

The title page of one of these documents reflects the agency’s own awareness that it is “pushing the boundaries” by using “cyber offensive” techniques against people who have nothing to do with terrorism or national security threats, and indeed, centrally involves law enforcement agents who investigate ordinary crimes:

No matter your views on Anonymous, “hacktivists” or garden-variety criminals, it is not difficult to see how dangerous it is to have secret government agencies being able to target any individuals they want – who have never been charged with, let alone convicted of, any crimes – with these sorts of online, deception-based tactics of reputation destruction and disruption. There is a strong argument to make, as Jay Leiderman demonstrated in the Guardian in the context of the Paypal 14 hacktivist persecution, that the “denial of service” tactics used by hacktivists result in (at most) trivial damage (far less than the cyber-warfare tactics favored by the US and UK) and are far more akin to the type of political protest protected by the First Amendment.

The broader point is that, far beyond hacktivists, these surveillance agencies have vested themselves with the power to deliberately ruin people’s reputations and disrupt their online political activity even though they’ve been charged with no crimes, and even though their actions have no conceivable connection to terrorism or even national security threats. As Anonymous expert Gabriella Coleman of McGill University told me, “targeting Anonymous and hacktivists amounts to targeting citizens for expressing their political beliefs, resulting in the stifling of legitimate dissent.” Pointing to this study she published, Professor Coleman vehemently contested the assertion that “there is anything terrorist/violent in their actions.”

Government plans to monitor and influence internet communications, and covertly infiltrate online communities in order to sow dissension and disseminate false information, have long been the source of speculation. Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein, a close Obama adviser and the White House’s former head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, wrote a controversial paper in 2008 proposing that the US government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-”independent” advocates to “cognitively infiltrate” online groups and websites, as well as other activist groups.

Sunstein also proposed sending covert agents into “chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups” which spread what he views as false and damaging “conspiracy theories” about the government. Ironically, the very same Sunstein was recently named by Obama to serve as a member of the NSA review panel created by the White House, one that – while disputing key NSA claims – proceeded to propose many cosmetic reforms to the agency’s powers (most of which were ignored by the President who appointed them).

But these GCHQ documents are the first to prove that a major western government is using some of the most controversial techniques to disseminate deception online and harm the reputations of targets. Under the tactics they use, the state is deliberately spreading lies on the internet about whichever individuals it targets, including the use of what GCHQ itself calls “false flag operations” and emails to people’s families and friends. Who would possibly trust a government to exercise these powers at all, let alone do so in secret, with virtually no oversight, and outside of any cognizable legal framework?

Then there is the use of psychology and other social sciences to not only understand, but shape and control, how online activism and discourse unfolds. Today’s newly published document touts the work of GCHQ’s “Human Science Operations Cell,” devoted to “online human intelligence” and “strategic influence and disruption”:

We submitted numerous questions to GCHQ, including: (1) Does GCHQ in fact engage in “false flag operations” where material is posted to the Internet and falsely attributed to someone else?; (2) Does GCHQ engage in efforts to influence or manipulate political discourse online?; and (3) Does GCHQ’s mandate include targeting common criminals (such as boiler room operators), or only foreign threats?

As usual, they ignored those questions and opted instead to send their vague and nonresponsive boilerplate: “It is a longstanding policy that we do not comment on intelligence matters. Furthermore, all of GCHQ’s work is carried out in accordance with a strict legal and policy framework which ensures that our activities are authorised, necessary and proportionate, and that there is rigorous oversight, including from the Secretary of State, the Interception and Intelligence Services Commissioners and the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee. All our operational processes rigorously support this position.”

These agencies’ refusal to “comment on intelligence matters” – meaning: talk at all about anything and everything they do – is precisely why whistleblowing is so urgent, the journalism that supports it so clearly in the public interest, and the increasingly unhinged attacks by these agencies so easy to understand. Claims that government agencies are infiltrating online communities and engaging in “false flag operations” to discredit targets are often dismissed as conspiracy theories, but these documents leave no doubt they are doing precisely that.

Whatever else is true, no government should be able to engage in these tactics: what justification is there for having government agencies target people – who have been charged with no crime – for reputation-destruction, infiltrate online political communities, and develop techniques for manipulating online discourse? But to allow those actions with no public knowledge or accountability is particularly unjustifiable.
Posted by: Johann
« on: January 29, 2014, 09:25:00 AM »

Dear reader,

Why do you think so? And why should I be jealous? And why does I have the feeling that it is a reaction to distract from the point?

Mc. Donald has for sure million of visitors and does a good good job, for commercial point of view. But the matter here is not even in the measures of and for the world but a case of virtue that minimum fits that and goes beyond.

Better I am, more worst I am, equal I am is just a matter of conceit and rationalizations are really not the Buddhas way of conscious, concern and heedfullness.

Somebody asked me to give little more detail, maybe its useful for you too:

It is good if you are informed and if your know it better. That is one thing. But it is much better if those who should be samples, who should turn laypeople into their virtuous ways know if they have left the path.
Some people just make rebukes to get people on their side or to play the game of affection and dislike (politics) but the tool of approve and reprove are very important that the Sangha does not fall into deep corruption. Monks are even obligated to answer also laypeople on critical critics (although most prefer to slander the Dhamma to "protect" face and their unrighteous livelihood).
So if you have the possibility or even been it closer contact, you should let him know that he is criticized, so that he is able to turn to a better. That is an act which should come out of compassion. Not many do such, as many who are criticized react in a foolish way and one is always in the danger to lose certain social achievements.

So in the case this project is handled, powered, directed, managed by a monk, in the case the fundraising and all the stuff, is managed by a monks, you should know that nothing of it is one near the Vinaya and the list of violation would be very long.
Also for a very worldly view, I would wonder if those pages are legal. If you look at the "copyright pages" you see that he follows a foolish monks who encourages people to take what is not give (2nd precept even for laypeople!!) in the name of Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha. He obliviously knows that he had done so, and tries to fix it with disclaimer. That is not the way of Dhamma. I also doubt the reports of approves for other websites. As I know some of them, they would not support such "Robin Hood"-ways.
So what he is actually doing is violation even worldly rules and justify that with partisan ideas, playing with people the revolution game, which is causing so many troubles all over the world.

That is why I told, it is good if he would know his faults, confess them and change to a better. If he does not do, there is no need to put further effort into any support of him.

One has mentioned people who sell encyclopedia. Think of the people who do a righteous effort, making a worldly livelihood by writing books and produce them. If you are one of this person, you would not be happy that somebody can do the stuff without paying tax, and stick to righteous trade.

Such people are what the Buddha called "a break, and a tear, and a mottle, and a blotch of the holy life.". They misuse the robe for wordily purposes.

I hope I could give you some explaining. Please don't hesitate to ask further.

You are welcome to use forum. And there are three Sutta, I would like to give you to read:

AN 4.83: Avannaraha Sutta - Dispraise

Ud 6.2: Paṭisalla Sutta — Seclusion

AN 3.57: Vaccha Sutta — To Vaccha

metta & mudita

(Just a side comment, we are doing website as well incl. translation and its is 100% Dana work, not even a cent involved, just by giving. The server packed is kindly given and owned by a layperson on an Eco-server-host, the yearly costs of it are $80/year (as far as I know) and that is more that enough for approximately 5000 web pages which are about 100.000 book pages and other stuff. That is not mentioned for the purpose to say "Hey, look at me, I do it better" but to understand that it is totally nonsense to put thousands of dollars into such projects, they are actually just a livelihood and fare away form Dana.)

Tell me otherwise, if I am wrong. Ask, if you like to have more clarification on this or another point.

And you are also welcome and don't need to fear anything aside of your own deeds to approach upright, no need to hide as anonymous. Its not possible to run away for ones actions and their results. It is very protective to have conviction in the Governing Principles

If you like we can clarify each single point step by step to understand the different between making a cheap Robin-Hood livelihood and the holy life. 


In addition: Maybe a practical hint, why does he not open his project like Wiki since it works already on a wiki software? First of all he could let people participate in work as by just consuming and pay some money less will learn, second he would not need to take here and there to get content "fit" to make some fundraising with it, third, there would be no need for money at all, people would get really involved, would get to learn on this way and the quality (which is now really poor as well as the structure - obliviously without any concept) could be increase as people would correct each other. Of course all copy and pasted stuff will be needed to be removed step by step, changed into a wiki-standard.
In this way it is also a little secured, that he would not misuse it for spreading untrue and political things.

Quote from: the monk...

That,s me. I have been a monk more then 40 years. Why I do,nt wear a monk robes? Because for me is more important what you have got inside and I do,nt care what I have outside. I have been busy with Buddhism all my life, studies, translations, thangka painting, I have made Buddhist sculptures, international conferences and now my biggest project Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia what I started year ago.

If it would be the way of laypeople, it would be just the way of laypeople and of course not the most worse.

But using the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha just to maintain ones livelihood is neither good for others nor good for one self.

There are laypeople who do such things as a share of what they have gained righteously and they would never have the idea of questing for support to be able to share.

Nice house btw. there are many who would have not even such and faithfully donate.

In the case he is actually a monk, Saṅghādisesa 13 to be found on his pages, is most relevant.

In the case he actually not a monk, he should declare this public, confess it and should hand offer the donations, received in the name of the Sangha, to the Sangha, so that the donates intentions, to support the Sangha in there good deeds, would not get lost and he him self could be out of remorse and continue his path in a proper way.
Posted by: reader
« on: January 29, 2014, 04:45:50 AM »

So you wanted to be in   team , I mean Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia already year ago.

So; they did,nt want you.

And now you started your shitty dispute about them.

Jealousy, nothing else.

I like them because it,s a great job what they are doing.
They have couple of thousands visitors every day.

My friend told me about your narrow minded  comments

And what,s about you? What are you doing for Dharma?

Poor guy.
Posted by: Johann
« on: January 27, 2014, 11:24:38 PM »

Just that you know that I am not just telling you things, here the email with no replay (of course such is normal, as people normally know well that they are hardly aside of the track, but still search for not so smart to be able to get their politics working. All fundraiser are such. "just give it a try" some will give.)

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:    Re: China Buddhism Encyclopedia project
Date:    Mon, 27 May 2013 14:45:51 +0200
From:    Johann Brucker <...
To:    Estonian Nyingma <...

Dear Vello Vaartnou,

Sadhu! Great work you co-workers you are doing here. Thanks for your invitation to join the punna (merit).

Since a don't take nor use money, I am not able to support your main wish but I am sure that this will never be a problem. Creativity is better than money and to use that what one has been given is mostly already more than much.

I will try to observe your project a little and if I see any possibility which might be useful for you, I will try to supply it.

Just one hint or wish. When every you take resources which are not really given, don't miss to ask and request. There are already so many Dhamma "projects" which are based on taking what is not given and even without requesting. So much quality in regard of Dhamma is very good, also as people would follow you in your behavior.

But that is just a side info, and I am sure you work the things best out as you can.

I was so free to open a topic in our small "Virtual Dhamma Vinaya Monastery" forum [DD]China Buddhism Encyclopedia project.

You are welcome to join the small community and your project (no money required!), bring ideas, hint, knowledge and information but also promote your undertaking and even find some active supporter. If you are interested, I would be honored to be able to prepare you an "Sangha Ambassador" Account, and of course you are also personal invited to join as well as to forward it in your community.

Just let me know and I will organize it, of course you are also free and invited to register your self.

metta & mudita

Johann Brucker

Am 2013-05-27 13:35, schrieb Estonian Nyingma:
> My name is Vello Vaartnou, I am the author, project leader and main contributor for the China Buddhism Encyclopedia project....

They just need their projects to keep money running, so they can travel around and get involved in worldly issues. They are not interested in practicing and encourage people to do like wise, but misuse their status for what the Buddha called "Animal Arts"

Actually I am always a little too optimistic.

Posted by: Johann
« on: January 27, 2014, 11:00:16 PM »

Reading the pages, I found some information about this politician (?) in robes:

Quote from: Vello Väärtnõu
In 1987 Vello Väärtnõu came up with the idea and program of creating the Estonian National Independence Party. Estonian Buddhist Brotherhood and Buddhist way of thinking can be considered a part of Estonian fight for independence; they were the first in soviet times to oppose openly the foundations of communist country. In January 1988, Väärtnõu organized a press-conference in Moscow for the accredited foreign newspapers. From the newspapers New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and one Swedish magazines were represented, as well as ABC News. Väärtnõu made a public announcement to the international audience about the proposition of starting an opposition party – Estonian National Independence Party, which was an unheard event at that time.

Buddhism was in conflict with the USSR state policy and because Taola also contradicted Communist views, they were under constant psychological pressure and surveillance by the KGB – the Buddhist library was "cleaned" on several occasions and large amounts of Tibetan texts, thangka's, slides and reels of Tibetan texts (manuscripts) were taken from Väärtnõu.

Väärtnõu initiated the 14 Citizen Declaration, by which 14 people (included members of Taola) signed the proposition of creating ENIP ( Estonian National Independence Party) .This resulted the deportation of Vello Väärtnõu from USSR. Swedish Kingdom immediately granted citizenship to freedom fighter Väärtnõu. In 1990-ties Vaartnou spent many years in Himalayan region.

Stay away for monks involved in politic, social/national projects, money and power! There is enough blood caused by "Buddhists" in their wired views and worldly projects. Such a person is not fit to build up a encyclopedia on a neutral level, on a level of Dhamma. Such is impossible.

Some western Tibetan Monks are kicked out of wiki, getting involved in China-Tibetan conflicts and I would wonder if that is not the back-door politic.


Posted by: Johann
« on: January 27, 2014, 10:28:27 PM »

Thanks a lot for your comments and clarification Petra John. No problem with English, I hope mine is fit enough to be understandable. Hope you did not get to much wrong translating by using the goggle-translation.

I understand you concern and yes, its great that they do Dana, but it's very important to simply Dana and not "We do good, support us", that is the modern way.

And yes, I did not look much around on the page although I was happy to see this page coming up about a year ago (see first post). Its maybe a automatically reaction if a "Please Donate" pop up jumps up. Then I suddenly ask my self "Do they like to give something, or do they like to run something"

I also can remember that I joyful wrote them one year ago and told them, if they need any support or would like to use this or that, they should not hesitate to say. But like mostly when people are simply do fundraising, they are not interested in anything. They have their plans and they like to be supported for their plans.

In regard to your mention, that they do all for free, I was informed by them

"We are seeking funding for the following purposes:

1) Maintaining the staff (some are volunteers and some are hired staff)
 2) Covering the ongoing costs of maintaining and developing a modern up-to-date website (servers, computers, etc.)" (fundraising letter)

And if this is even a monk, then I need to tell you that hardly violated his rules. If this would be a layperson, well, that's the normal way.

In this case its neither according the Dhamma, it can not be called Dana and it violates the Vinaya.

So all in all it's worthy to inform people, that such kind of ways are not in the frame of Buddha-Dhamma. Even Wikipedia, which is a other dimension, and a simply layman stuff, does not make such fundraising.

They could easily work on wiki, no need for server, stuff... just doing Dana. Here they take (!) form here and there, (Not sure if they even ask, if a company, they would eventually have legal problems suddenly. In Europa there is still some virtue in web spheres). That is the normal Asian way and I would wonder if such kind of chines mega project do not already exist.

And if you look around a little, most stuff is simply copied here and there, most of it from Wikipedia at least (but jet it would not be maintained further, on wiki, it is).

So I am really sorry to tell you, I don't understand the purpose and I don't understand why such work needs fundraising, if it is a gift.

How ever, I wish the for sure hard working team much success, especially to get through the parami generosity and endurance. And I wish all that the money issue is something nobody needs to talk about when it comes to teach people a different way.

Now it is really a rebuke, before it was just a - let me say - small doubt. Hope that the real receiver get to known it and understands it and sees it supportive and not as a ill will. A "Bother, hey, be careful! You left simple things of the path, for a 'higher and worldly purpose', it will not minimize your suffering as well as this of others. And you are not really a sample for others in such a worldly fundraising manner."

Hard to do this practice, but that is why it bears real fruits. Don't fear the hard way of letting go and give! If it would not be possible, Buddha did not have told it, that it is possible.

Posted by: Petra John
« on: January 27, 2014, 09:14:17 PM »

Sorry to join in English, but I think this previous comment is insulting, these guys are doing it for free and ask money for server.
If you buy a Stanford new Buddhism dictionary with 1300 articles - interestingly you do not wonder why  you should pay for that. Better you write to Stanford and ask why they ask money for information ? I also see that you have not opened this encyclopedia, otherwise you could notice that this site is based in Australia.  ( no smile sign)
Posted by: Johann
« on: January 25, 2014, 09:02:22 AM »

Am meisten schätze ich die Pop-up Fenster: "Donate"  ;)

Bitte seid vorsichtig mit Asiatischen Internetdingen, die Leute (inkl. Mönche) haben nämlich so gut wie keinen Scham, was Nehmen was nicht gegeben, ist betrifft.

Posted by: Mirco
« on: January 25, 2014, 01:24:00 AM »

Quote from: E-Mail von info @

An online Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia celebrates its first year!


The end of the year 2012 marked an important milestone in academic Buddhism. During the PNC conference held at Berkeley University on 7-9 December, Vello Vaartnou, a Buddhist monk from Australia, launched his voluminous new project, an online Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia.

The first entries for the bilingual Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia (English - Chinese) were posted in December 2012 and it has since grown to 21 000 articles in English and 4000 in Chinese. Vaartnou has continued his work on the project which is already considered one of the biggest online resources on Buddhism.

Have a look at the CBE on its first birthday:
Vaartnou`s presentation at Berkeley University PNC conference

Read more articles from here


Best regards

Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia Team
Posted by: Johann
« on: May 27, 2013, 07:13:05 PM »

Quote from: via email von
China Buddhism Encyclopedia project

My name is Vello Vaartnou, I am the author, project leader and main contributor for the China Buddhism Encyclopedia project.

Thangka by Vello Vaartnou

Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia is an online platform for gathering preserving, translating, publishing and spreading the message of Buddha through, historic and contemporary texts, articles, books, videos and photos all related to Buddhism.

The aim of the project is to create an advanced online source of
Buddhist knowledge by bringing together Chinese and English speaking Buddhist, academics, students and organizations such as universities, temples, monasteries and communities. The Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia is a vast project that will take decades to reach its final potential and will continuously leverage the development of computer technology and the internet to reach this potential. The Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia has many stages of development:
  • Collecting and posting all existing digitized materials
  • Digitizing additional historical texts, documents and materials
  • Creating and promoting new forms of Buddhist education (3D, Buddhist films, etc.)

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Initially the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia will be in two languages – Chinese Mandarin and English. The author and the team of the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia project has a clear plan and vision to develop Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia in variety of different languages.

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Although the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia emphasizes different forms of Chinese Buddhism, it does not exclude any traditions, views or materials, which are not directly related to China, in this sense we can call it a World Buddhist Encyclopedia. The symbolic meaning and purpose of the name - Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia- is to further develop the understanding and cooperation between users of the two most widely spoken languages in the world, it is also a matter of fact that China has long history, the biggest Buddhist population in the world and tremendous potential to develop and preserve Buddhist teachings in the 21th century.

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By using an academic approach, provides the opportunity to handle all materials and information scientifically, making them accessible for modern people. By giving a detailed overview of Buddhism will create the opportunity for future generations to continue building on this Encyclopedia further spreading awareness and the message of Buddha.

Our key aim is preservation, it is vital in these rapidly changing times to gather all available materials and translate and digitize. The progression of computers and the internet poses a great danger to traditional forms of Buddhist materials and their use by the general public and if Buddhism does not adapt to this changing scenario it risks being forgotten and lost. These changing times also provide new opportunities- with the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia just one example of how these changes can be skillfully used to the advantage of Buddhism.

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The author and key contributor to the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia,Vello Vaartnou, has had this strong vision for many years. The Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia idea was officially introduced to the public in the ECAI (Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative) conference in Berkeley in December, 2012. The first posted entries for Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia took place in October 2012 and has since grown to nearly 6000 articles in English and 2000 in Chinese.

Why this email?

The problem is that we have totally out of finances. Me and my
friends need a fast server that people can access fast to Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. It means we must rent a new virtual server. Even our editors in China have a problem to access Encyclopedia because connection speed is too slow.

Our main goal is to raise 5000 USD for a new server. The encyclopedia has become so big (nearly 10000 articles in English and 2000 in Chinese), that we are unable to maintain professional speed for operating the website.

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Many of our volunteer editors are based in China and they are having a lot of trouble accessing the website, due to slow server speed.
We will be making a presentation about the China Buddhism
encyclopedia project in Hong Kong University next month and we surely need a proper speed server to canvas our effort and work to top world Buddhist academics, scholars and monks.

Thangka by Vello Vaartnou

Although the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia emphasizes different forms of Chinese Buddhism, it does not exclude any traditions, views or materials, which are not directly related to China., in this sense we can call it a World Buddhist Encyclopedia.

The symbolic meaning and purpose of the name - Chinese Buddhist
Encyclopedia - is to further develop the understanding and cooperation between users of the two most widely spoken languages in the world, it is also a matter of fact that China has long history, the biggest Buddhist population in the world and tremendous potential to develop and preserve Buddhist teachings in the 21th century.

By giving a detailed overview of Buddhism will create the opportunity for future generations to continue building on this Encyclopedia further spreading awareness and the message of Buddha.

Article in Taiwan

We are seeking funding for the following purposes:

1) Maintaining the staff (some are volunteers and some are hired staff)
 2) Covering the ongoing costs of maintaining and developing a modern up-to-date website (servers, computers, etc.)

I hereby attach media articles about the project

Article in Taiwan


Our organization is also hosting annual international Buddhist
academic conferences free of charge. The following are links referring to the conference websites.

Article in Taiwan


For academic, monastic and other letters of support and recognition for our organization and projects, please have a look at the following link -

Our project has a very long term vision and will surely benefit many. By today, we are one of the largest online resource of Buddhism in both- English and Chinese languages. There is a great gap between Chinese and English speaking Buddhists and not all people can afford traveling to explore the Buddhism in other countries.

The online Encyclopedia provides an opportunity for people interested in Buddhism to learn and study in English, Mandarin Chinese and hopefully in many more languages in the future.

We are also looking for people who would be interested in joining our team and help build the encyclopedia. All you have to know is how to use computer in very basic level and some time and effort. Let us know if you want to join us.

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Looking forward to hear from you

 Vello Vaartnou