Sekha wrote:Burmese Buddhists need to get together and spread the message loud and clear that they don't have any animosity against Muslims and prove it by actions. I hope this is a move that will gain a large following.
as Buddhists need to get together and spread the message loud and clear that we
don't have any animosity against Muslims and prove it by actions.
The Mahabodhi temple was targeted by Muslim extermists allied to Al Qaeda today, and that'll only be the beginning of it. Do we really want to see all our holy sites destroyed by inter-religious violence between two groups of extremists who have hijacked the rights to decide what a 'Muslim' or a 'Buddhist' is?
I want the world to know that U Wirathu isn't a Buddhist, he is so far divorced from the Buddha's teachings. If he want to pursue this path of war he must disrobe. Do not drag the Dhamma into this. He is an evil man, using the robe to his own ends, in good time he will suffer the consequences of his bad kamma, but for now while he's still alive he should not be allowed to damage the Sasana like this.
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven BodhesakoNanavira Thera's teachings - An existential approach to the Dhamma
| Ven. Bodhesako's essay on anicca