Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk dies of self-immolation

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Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk dies of self-immolation

Postby cooran » Mon May 27, 2013 7:48 am

Hello all

I am astounded at this report.

Sri Lankan Buddist Monk dies after self immolation:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22677058

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Re: Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk dies of self-immolation

Postby Zenainder » Mon May 27, 2013 8:47 am

cooran wrote:Hello all

I am astounded at this report.

Sri Lankan Buddist Monk dies after self immolation:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22677058

With metta
Chris


A bit unbalanced and extreme. I wonder if this was a cultic group of "Buddhist"? There will always be other religions... o.O

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Re: Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk dies of self-immolation

Postby BlackBird » Mon May 27, 2013 8:54 am

There's a lot of extremism in Sri Lanka on both sides of the coin, it's been that way for a very long time, and clearly - is in no hurry to moderate.
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Re: Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk dies of self-immolation

Postby Kusala » Mon May 27, 2013 8:54 am

cooran wrote:Hello all

I am astounded at this report.

Sri Lankan Buddist Monk dies after self immolation:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22677058

With metta
Chris


Unfortunately, self immolation is nothing new in Buddhism.

http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/in-terri ... mmolation/

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Re: Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk dies of self-immolation

Postby cooran » Mon May 27, 2013 9:54 am

Yes - I had heard of Mahayana and Vajrayana practitioners and monks self-immolating before - but never Theravada Bhikkhus.

I think it shows wrong view - delusion.

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Re: Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk dies of self-immolation

Postby barcsimalsi » Mon May 27, 2013 12:09 pm

cooran wrote:Yes - I had heard of Mahayana and Vajrayana practitioners and monks self-immolating before - but never Theravada Bhikkhus.

I think it shows wrong view - delusion.

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Chris

Agree. Deluded Theravada practitioners are different; they don't burn themselves, they tend to burn the mosque.

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Re: Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk dies of self-immolation

Postby Zenainder » Mon May 27, 2013 2:38 pm

I find it absolutely fascinating that these monks are self immolating in a struggle to maintain the status quo. It is a fundamental flaw in their thinking as the most basic of the Buddha's teachings was: change is inevitable. And yet these monks refute that core understanding of samsura.


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