What’s with the name?
The Banyan Deer are a reference to my favorite Jataka Tale, a collection of stories about the Buddha's lives before he was enlightened. You can read it here
Fun Fact - The Buddha taught his first sermon in the deer park in Sarnath, India. Sarnath means "Lord of the Deer", a reference ito this Jataka Tale.
Author Archives: Doug Holmes
This is one of the truest things I’ve read about our dear leader — https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/17/opinion/sunday/chris-hayes-trump-law-order.html Toward the end he summarizes: >>> If all that matters when it comes to “law and order” is who is a friend and who is … Continue reading
It’s not news that people often behave irrationally. In many cases it’s not just random greed and fear that we see, but well organized bouts of instinctual group foolishness that follow fairly specific patterns. I’m proposing that the pattern we’re … Continue reading
It’s easy to frame the republican dominated legislatures in the United States as being in revolt against liberal ideals. That’s certainly true, but I see a deeper trend. What I see happening right now is a revolt against good government … Continue reading
Powerful people do not make a nation great. Legions of modest, conscientious people quietly doing the right thing do that. The powerful take what others create and twist it to their own ends. The rich are not important. The important people … Continue reading
There are two types of moral blindness. The first is blindness of the mind, where people assume that what is traditional, comfortable, and familiar to them — God, country, the values one grew up with, family, social respectability — provide a framework for … Continue reading
We’re hearing a lot about “winners” and “losers”, with regard to success in business. Here’s how I would characterize the morality of many business decisions these days: I’m sorry I had to burn down your house with your family inside, but you … Continue reading
We as human beings run on beliefs. We believe in our future, our families, our country, in science, religion, political beliefs, and economic theories. We believe in our plans, our dreams, and our ideals. What could be wrong with that? … Continue reading