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Re: When lust and greed won over conscience
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2014, 10:22:16 AM »
While girls of their age in elsewhere are attending school, hanging out with friends these girls was basically living in hell busy selling their body. What have they done in the past to have resultant into this?  >:(
As long as we are born with this contaminated aggregates lust and greed will always be us. Our every thoughts and actions will be based on the 8 worldly Dharma which centered around the “I”. The strong will prey on the weak, the weak so powerless to do anything about it as they have no skill, no education nor any other resources to change their life. 

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Re: When lust and greed won over conscience
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2014, 03:48:35 PM »
While most fortunate teenagers from other part of the world are enjoying this teenage life, it is so unbearable to see these poor little young girl trading their body and flesh in order to have a meal on the table or at times, they were being kidnapped and forced by the syndicates to generate income.  Study by researchers shows that those young girls sex-trafficked from Nepal and India has been found that 38% were HIV positive . If these voluntary and self-willed prostitutes, most probably the greed has clouded all their conscience.

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Re: When lust and greed won over conscience
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2014, 05:17:56 AM »
The Aboriginal people in Sydney as seen by Eugène Delessert, December 1844 to August 1845:- 

As it is customary among the Australians [Australiens] to take their wives from foreign tribes, he who wishes to have a companion – or, rather, a slave – sets out secretly at night with a few of his comrades and, club or ‘waddy’ in hand, they all throw themselves upon the parents of the girl, whom they surprise in the midst of their sleep. For his part, the lover grabs her who has been the object of his preferences and takes her off with him to his tribe, not without having first overwhelmed her with blows and bad treatment, and almost always unconscious.

This last trait, which is difficult to believe since nothing explains it, is reported by a few travellers, among whom George Barrington in his Voyage to New South Wales. ‘As soon as one of these natives [naturels]’, he says, ‘has caught and abducted the woman he has chosen and whom he goes to seek in an enemy tribe, he knocks her over, hits her with a club on the head, the back, etc. and, seizing her by one of her arms, he drags her, streaming with blood, through the woods, over rocks and mountains with all the violence and determination of a savage [barbare] till he finally reaches his companions. The tribe to which the woman belonged usually seeks revenge for this outrage by the law of “an eye for an eye” [la loi du talion], but the wife holds no grudge and rarely abandons her husband and her new tribe.’
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Re: When lust and greed won over conscience
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2014, 11:47:21 PM »
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The Aboriginal people in Sydney as seen by Eugène Delessert, December 1844 to August 1845:-

This kind of demeaning account of peoples living in Western-colonized countries is quite usual. Aboriginal, native peoples are systematically described by Western travellers in the most disparaging way, so that their extermination is seen as ”justified” by the Western colonizers and Western public opinion in general.

Eugène Delessert, himself a banker, comes from a family of Calvinist bankers, and while in California specialized in brutally suppressing social movements.

Calvinists believe that everyone is predestined, which means that if someone was born as an aboriginal ”pagan”, then one deserves either slavery or death.

Meanwhile, in barbaric, genocidal Israel, where white slavery (enslavement of prostitutes) is rampant, men frequent enslaved prostitutes 1 million times per month (when they are not bombing Palestinian children with chemical weapons and perverse ”flechettes”, of course).

But the likes of your Delessert would not say anything, and would even praise Israelis as the ”chosen people”!

Congratulations for blindly relying on, and irresponsibly spreading, the genocidal hate-propaganda of such a criminal!

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Re: When lust and greed won over conscience
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2014, 04:46:44 AM »
There are many folds to this situation that shows the importance of understanding the dharma and practising it when we are fortunate enough to do so.

1. The girls choose to be prostitutes out of desperation due to poverty.
2. The mama or pimp choose this business venture out of greed.
3. The clients choose to hire prostitutes out of lust.

When we practise the dharma now and practise it well, we will create the causes to continue our dharma practice in future lives and not be reborn in these situations or in worse situations. Due to our merits from previous lives, we are fortunate to be near the dharma. Grab it before this opportunity is gone.

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Re: When lust and greed won over conscience
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2014, 05:52:52 PM »
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1. The girls choose to be prostitutes out of desperation due to poverty.

In case, as most often, the girls hardly choose anything. They were compelled, physically and mentally forced to prostitute themselves.

Judaism believes in a ”free will”, a supposed ”freedom of choice”, and therefore they suffer because they ”freely choose” to suffer, because they are evil, and thus deserve suffering.

Buddhism teaches that people are enslaved because of ignorance and karma, that they suffer because they are compelled to, and thus there is no judgmental attitude of blaming and punishing.