|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 karmic consequences.
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.