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Behind the Filipino silly smile is a sad sad nation

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Re: Behind the Filipino silly smile is a sad sad nation

Postby Jester » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:20 am

OutWest wrote:.....without a doubt, the Philippines is a country badly in need of adult supervision...LOL.


Sounds refreshing when you put it that way.
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Postby Jester » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:27 am

ladislav wrote:I do not think a Filipino is really sad inside. After two decades there I finally figured something out- while on surface a Filipino is a Catholic Christian who speaks English and who wears a T-shirt with letters USA on it, that is a disguise. A Filipino is really a Hindu Malay. Same as the people in Bali.

Islam and Christianity are recent phenomena and they are basically grafted upon a very ancient Hindu core which is there but it is implied; not openly shown. The Philippines used to be a group of Hindu- Buddhist kingdoms. And as in Indonesia, while they are nominally Muslim, the behaviors, the actions, the thought and life philosophy is Hindu. You need to go to India, then Bali then Indonesia etc to understand and feel the soul of the Malay race and Hindus period.

And as a Hindu, passivity, acceptance, meditative tranquility, detachment and emotional equilibrium no matter what goes on outside are qualities that had been taught for millenia and attained through Hindu prayer and meditation. A Filipino church while on surface looking like a church feels like an ashram inside.

So, as in India, chaos may go on outside and an Indian will also smile but inside, there is not sadness, but just stoic equilibrium and spiritual "even-mindedness" detached from the sufferings of the world outside. That is Hinduism.

So, before you smugly start thinking that you understand Filipinos, think again.


Interesting.

I just attended a Pranic Energy Healing clinic tonight, and will attend a (repeat) 2-day course this weekend.

The late leader at the headquarters in Manila, and the top leader and apostle in the U.S., are both Filipinos with Chinese names. They are Christians or former Christians who studied healing from India, and are now spreading their teachings worldwide.

They make money at it, but a lot of what they do is free.

Namaste!
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Re: Behind the Filipino silly smile is a sad sad nation

Postby mentor » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:37 am

So rare feature to find: being stoic!
Inner culture and Filipina soul seems to have it?
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