|The Karma of Mao
The Incompatibility of Socialism and Marxism with Buddhist Principles
Karl Marx and the Buddha set out to remedy the ills of the
world, but each came up with very different solutions. On
the surface, Marxism, and/or socialism seem to be
equitable systems of government, but in the end, karma
runs all over the Marxist dogma.
The Karma of Mao is a devastating critique of socialism
and Marxism, through the eyes of a longtime Buddhist,
whether the Glorious Progressive World of Next Tuesday
is achieved through peaceful or violent means.
What Buddhist truth was exhibited clearly in the failed U.S.
housing projects of the late 1960’s and 1970’s? What
was the Buddha’s answer to remedying the world’s
suffering verses that of Karl Marx? What precept of Karl
Marx's own invention did he, himself, violate? What was
the magnificent obsession of the Buddha verses the
undying obsession of Marxists? These and numerous
other questions are answered, including why it is that evil
tyrants like Mao Zedong never seem to suffer immediate
This well researched, thoughtful book is based on the
teachings of Guatama Buddha and the writings of a
Thirteenth Century Japanese Buddhist monk, Nichiren.
Followers of Nichiren’s teaching include the founders of
the Honda and Sony corporations.