Category: Passivism

Parable of the Poisoned Arrow

May 1, 2024 By arne hendriks Off

The parable of the poisoned arrow is a Buddhist teaching that illustrates the attitude of those who cannot distinguish between what is useful and what is not. “Suppose someone was hit by a poisoned arrow and his friends and relatives found a doctor able to…


January 5, 2022 By arne hendriks Off

‘Tang Ping‘ or ‘Lying flat’ can be translated as a resistance to participate in the tempo and demands of current neo-liberal society by doing very little or nothing. Fóxì, or Buddha-like, is a rather more frequently used word similar to tang ping. Buddha-like youth, also…

Calimero Complex

November 14, 2018 By arne hendriks Off

In the Low Countries the Calimero Complex refers to people, organisations or countries that feel they’re under-appreciated because of their small size. The name given to the complex refers to the lead character Calimero in an Italian animated cartoon series featured in the early 70’s…