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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:54 pm

Jon Atack: The biggest thing L. Ron Hubbard got wrong about Buddhism, July 29, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/07/29/jon-at ... more-41545

My comment: This is a perfect example of Hubbard's "knowing-how-to-know" newbie-ignorance and twisting facts to suit himself. Here's a repost from me:
Everyone please read Psuedo-Buddhism and Scientology at http://searchlight.iwarp.com/articles/P ... tology.htm

The Hymn of Asia (see thread A Question for those who have read the OT levels , at viewtopic.php?t=21414) , attributes the "flames about the noble head" to the artist Nicholas Roerich.

Buddhist Art News shows a Nicholas Roerich painting of a saintly horse rider with flames about his chest and head, bringing some sacred stone, at http://www.buddhistartnews.com/ban07/?tag=mongolia
It's possible the "flames about the noble head" came from this religious-fantasy painting, and were written somewhere, and Hubbard interpreted that, in his me-me-me thinking, as a flames=redhead=Hubbard=reincarnated Buddha.

One needs to go to the Pali Canon, a major Buddhist source document, not a gullible fantasist like Roerich, and not even the Encylopedia Brittanica, for important claims like being a reincarnation of Buddha. I skimmed a translated Canon and found nothing about red or golden hair or "the West."

IS Hymn of Asia a rip off of Light of Asia, 1879, by Edwin Arnold? Both were written by Westerners about Buddha. See http://www.theosophy-nw.org/theosnw/boo ... asia-1.htm . Light of Asia would have been kicking around theosophy and occult bookstores in mid-twentieth century America, along with Roerich's books and art. Hubbard's flat, simplistic, carnival-barker style in Hymn of Asia compares poorly to the lush, intelligent poem of Edwin Arnold. In fact, Hubbard's "poem" is merely a long commercial for Scientology.

Philosophically and morally, Ron could never be a reincarnation of Buddha. See Buddha was a skeptic who never tooted his own horn. L. Ron is no reincarnation of Buddha! at viewtopic.php?t=3799

Even Scientology paintings of Buddha or Ron-Buddha had the hands wrong. Real Buddhist art's hands use hand-gestures called "mudra" for example: Image from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudra

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:33 pm

Scientology ‘dead agents’ our own Rod Keller as it pursues more illegal activity in Mexico City, July 30, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/07/30/scient ... xico-city/

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Post by Don Carlo » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:35 pm

Scientology ‘dead agents’ our own Rod Keller as it pursues more illegal activity in Mexico City, July 30, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/07/30/scient ... xico-city/

Phil and Willie Jones versus Scientology: The real story of how the billboard came to be, July 31, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/07/31/phil-a ... ame-to-be/

Clearwater Baptist pastor reflects on his message about Scientology, stands by it, August 1, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/01/clearw ... nds-by-it/

Carol Nyburg is back, and she has a Scientology story that will rough you up, Aug. 2, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/02/carol- ... gh-you-up/

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Post by Don Carlo » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:37 pm

‘Going Clear’ author Lawrence Wright celebrates a milestone with a different kind of keyboard, Aug. 3, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/03/going- ... -keyboard/

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Post by Don Carlo » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:58 pm

Almost four years after its grand opening, a new look inside Scientology’s ‘Super Power,’ Aug. 4, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/04/almost ... per-power/

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Post by Don Carlo » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:21 pm

‘Scientology and the Aftermath’: Mike Rinder answers a few of our questions after TCA win, Aug. 7, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/07/scient ... r-tca-win/

Stephen Colbert: Do you believe Scientology is a religion at all? Leah Remini: No, Aug. 8, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/08/stephe ... remini-no/

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Post by Don Carlo » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:24 pm

Hey, moneybags, Scientology has a bridge to sell you. Here’s the new price list! Aug, 9, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/09/hey-mo ... rice-list/

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Post by Don Carlo » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:48 pm

Bogus court documents, compliant search engines, and Scientology-style rehabs, Aug. 10, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/10/bogus- ... le-rehabs/

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Post by Don Carlo » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:12 pm

Leah Remini calls for federal action: Here’s the frustrating reason the IRS may not answer, Aug. 11, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/11/leah-r ... ot-answer/

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Post by Don Carlo » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:14 pm

Garcia case update: Has Judge Whittemore managed to fill a Scientology arbitrating panel? Aug. 12, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/12/garcia ... ing-panel/

The island nation that is proving to be a refuge for the Church of Scientology, Aug. 13, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/13/the-is ... ientology/

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Post by Don Carlo » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:12 pm

Fair Play: Before Leah Remini takes another whack, here’s a word from Scientology itself, Aug. 14, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/14/fair-p ... gy-itself/

Leah Remini goes there: Child molestation in Scientology for tonight’s ‘Aftermath’ premiere, Aug. 15, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/15/leah-r ... -premiere/

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Post by Don Carlo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:04 am

Mirriam & Saina from ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’ — The LAPD has let us down, Aug. 16, https://tonyortega.org/2017/08/16/mirri ... t-us-down/

Celebrity battle lines: Michael Peña’s wife asks Scientologists to ‘Stand with Daniel Masterson’, Aug. 17, 2017, https://tonyortega.org/2017/08/17/celeb ... masterson/

As he predicted, Pastor Willy Rice gets the Scientology ‘Fair Game’ treatment, Aug. 18, 2017, https://tonyortega.org/2017/08/18/as-he ... treatment/

What Scientology itself says about the way it’s going to change how your mind works, Aug. 19, 2017, https://tonyortega.org/2017/08/19/what- ... ind-works/

How badly does Scientology need new staff? Miscavige is bringing back the ‘Universe Corps’, Aug 20, 2017, https://tonyortega.org/2017/08/20/how-b ... rse-corps/

DOX: The full FBI file from its 2009-2010 human trafficking investigation of Scientology, Aug. 21, 2017, https://tonyortega.org/2017/08/21/dox-t ... ientology/

Tonight on ‘Aftermath’: Suicide in Scientology, where sympathy and compassion are outlawed, Aug. 22, 2017, https://tonyortega.org/2017/08/22/tonig ... -outlawed/

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Post by Don Carlo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:05 pm

Scientology shows no sign of slowing down its use of religious visas for foreign labor, Aug. 23, 2017, https://tonyortega.org/2017/08/23/scien ... ign-labor/

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Post by Don Carlo » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:46 pm

What’s at stake in Tuesday’s San Antonio court hearing with Scientology’s former enforcer, Aug. 24, 2017, https://tonyortega.org/2017/08/24/whats ... -enforcer/

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:13 pm

Scientology’s new ‘STAND’ front unleashes bot army Twitter — and gets zapped, Aug. 25, 2017,
https ://tonyortega.org/2017/08/25/scientologys-new-stand-front-unleashes-bot-army-on-twitter-and-gets-zapped/

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