Huidao

Huidao

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233 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Was the Buddha a Socia... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Buddha opposed the caste system, in his many discussions especially with Brahmins. He admitted women to the sangha. He was often consulted by reigning kings and politicians.
"a large red cross did not suddenly begin glowing on his chest. He did not jump up and rush out to save the poor. He did not latch on to a cause and use it as the locus of a fundraising mechanism. He did not begin building institutions." you say?
But he spent a lifetime teaching both monks and laypeople. He did found a large sangha.
There is no way to say he was not a social activist.