Chris Rock asks the question in the movie “exactly what is good hair?” Those of you who read this lecture and if you are not African or African/American you more than likely have no idea of the meaning of “Good Hair” as it relates to African/Americans. What is interesting is that the Black hair industry is dominated by Asians perhaps there is an Asian Nichiren Buddhist in the hair business that sells hair, perhaps they will understand this phenomena or why Black people desire to have "Straight Hair."
The Gosho reads; "only Buddhas know the “True entity of all phenomena.. the nature form true entity. The entity Buddhism explains is that there always exist 3000 phenomena in all of life's existence and any and all phenomena is a part of this existence.
Let us examine the phenomena of “Good Hair” from the standpoint of the law of cause and effect. Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism teaches that all phenomena have a cause and effect relationship or Karma. Let us review written documentation or find early examples in written history where “Good hair” first made a difference and appearance in human history.
Let me make this simplistic; thousands and thousands of years ago Blacks and Whites fought in history. The earliest times that Black and Whites fought was in the area of India and there was a war called the Mahabharata or “Great War” that lasted over 1000 years. The Aryans or Whites came into India and they fought the indigenous Black people and they and fought.
Eventually the Whites or Aryans dominated the Blacks and the Whites or Aryans or Brahmins or Hindu Priests established a religion called Braminism and they created one of the worst inhumanity against other humans ever known in the history of mankind called the "caste system "whereas remnants of this practice is apparent today in the phenomena of “Good Hair”. Many of the women whose hair is worn by Black women in America are oppressed and conned out of their hair in the name of God or religion and sold for Billions of dollars to America and Europe.
Thousands of years ago there are Brahmin teachings in writings that first hinted about the phenomena of “Good Hair.” Let us review a Brahmin quote from history in the ancient teachings of the Mahabharata written thousands of years ago.
"Trishanku was angered by their derisive laughter. He stood erect
The idea of the curse of Black skin and course hair goes far back in our history.
In India the Brahmins or Hindu Priest established a religion based upon color called the caste system and the Chandalas were the Black people who were the lowest of the low. They could only come into cities at night and they had to tie a bell on their ass to let others know that they were coming. It was even forbidden to even walk on the shadow of a Chandala. They only could own dogs and donkeys. To add more insult to injury they has to also tie a broom on their as to cover their tracks. Life for a Chandala was a living hell on earth. In Buddhism this is a condition of Animality whereas the strong dominate the weak.
Tirupati Balaji Temple is almost famous for its head shaving, wealth and its laddus. Every day about 30000 devotees have offered their hair to Lord Venkateswara by thinking that their all troubles will disappear along with their hair. In history this was once a Buddhist temple.
There is a high demand for the hair in Europe and America especially the long hair of women. The tonsured hair of Men is used to extract a protein called L-Cystein. This protein is used in a many products, also including eatable products. The hair is also used in coat linings and Chinese hair industry mixes it with hair from china to make cheap wigs and hair extensions
African/American Hollywood stars use this Indian hair. Because they think that other countries hair has damage due to use of various chemicals shampoo to clean and beatify their hair, Whereas Indian peoples use natural methods to protect their hair. So that Indian hair is natural, strong, durable and can be colored. Many African/American women spend billions each year to get this Indian hair.
The Buddhist Gosho reads; "only Buddhas know the “True entity of all phenomena.. the nature form true entity. This passage explains the Ten aspects of all phenomena. Let us examine the Ten aspects of hair.
The profound Buddhist teachings of Nichiren Daishonin teach that, 1. appearance 2. Nature and 3. Entity are the substance of all phenomena. Also Power, Influence, Inherent Cause, Relation, Latent Effect and Manifest Effect are the functions of all phenomena and all things function in the universe this way.
Good Hair A World of Caste & Class. The Tirupati Temple in India is one of the richest Temples in the world second only to the Vadican in Italy. In India there is a Caste System whereas they culturally have humans to lose their hair and in America there is a Class System whereas those with enough money can purchase this India Hair. Singer Solonge Knowles reported on Oprah Winfrey show that she was spending between 40,000 to 50,000 dollars a year just to put weave into her hair. The Black Hair care business in America is an over 9 Billion dollar industry where some women spend as much as 20% of their incomes getting their hair done with weave to enjoy the long hair look. This is the Buddhist world of animality.
Good Hair a World of Caste and Class
Side note: At the time of this writing I was watching "T.V. One" a Black Oriented cable T.V. channel in America. A remarkably beautiful African/American female comedian was making a joke about the cost of her tracks or hair insertions. The woman was surprised by a joke played or her by another woman throwing a pie in the face of the beautiful comedian, the comedian dodged most of the pie getting into her hair and the audience gasps for air knowing the effort, time and money it took the woman to achieve such a perfect look. The all Black audience understood the phenomenal expense and effort that it takes to maintain the "Good Hair" appearance. Chris Rock can make a movie about this phenomena because it is ridiculous and even a comedic joke the time, money and effort it takes just to maintain such a look. While this is a joke in America this phenomena is no joke in life.
Preacher Pimps in the Pulpit
In America at some of the Black Churches they talk of Black preachers with million dollar houses, Rolls Royce cars and many women. At the Hindu Temples in India there is practice called DEVDASI where young girls dedicate their lives to a God and the clergy. These women were sex toys for the Priests and they give their lives. For 3000 years this has been going on in India. Preacher Pimps is an old practice and the Preachers in America cannot touch those in India incorpated this pratice as a part of the religion where the White Brahman Priest can have their way with the Black women in India or Dalits, Shudra, Chandalas, untouchables, scheduled cast or many other names like "Slum Dogs."
Chris Rock did not tell the whole story and he just hit on the surface of the issue of good hair. The root of good hair is the start of racism in the world.
Funny man Chris Rock who made the movie "Good Hair"
The Sister's in America who purchase the 100% human hair from India have no idea they are supporting "Preacher Pimps" in India who con the Black women in India out of their hair in the name of God. The sisters get to have straight and the beat goes on and on. Buddhism is a religion about life and living. In fact Buddha means "Wisdom or Enlightenment." In this lecture we you "history and culture" as a why to learn Buddhism. Many believe that only a Priest can teach Buddhism. This lecture is a lay vision view of Buddhism and history.