YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence - Page 4 - Dhamma Wheel

Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
User avatar
Alex123
Posts: 3476
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:32 pm

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby Alex123 » Sat May 04, 2013 5:18 pm

Last edited by Alex123 on Sat May 04, 2013 5:26 pm, edited 2 times in total.
"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

binocular
Posts: 3391
Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:13 pm

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby binocular » Sat May 04, 2013 5:19 pm


User avatar
LonesomeYogurt
Posts: 900
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:24 pm
Location: America

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat May 04, 2013 5:23 pm

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


User avatar
Mr Man
Posts: 2873
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:42 am

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby Mr Man » Sat May 04, 2013 5:27 pm

Alex123 I think you really need to go back over what you have been writing and read it again. I'm stunned!

User avatar
Alex123
Posts: 3476
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:32 pm

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby Alex123 » Sat May 04, 2013 5:28 pm

As I seen images with wrong things said about what they are about, I've changed my mind.

I wonder if Buddhists are really doing what they are alleged to be doing.
"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

binocular
Posts: 3391
Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:13 pm

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby binocular » Sat May 04, 2013 5:31 pm


User avatar
LonesomeYogurt
Posts: 900
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:24 pm
Location: America

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat May 04, 2013 5:35 pm

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


binocular
Posts: 3391
Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:13 pm

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby binocular » Sat May 04, 2013 5:37 pm


binocular
Posts: 3391
Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:13 pm

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby binocular » Sat May 04, 2013 5:39 pm


User avatar
Alex123
Posts: 3476
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:32 pm

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby Alex123 » Sat May 04, 2013 5:40 pm

Last edited by Alex123 on Sat May 04, 2013 8:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

binocular
Posts: 3391
Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:13 pm

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby binocular » Sat May 04, 2013 5:41 pm


binocular
Posts: 3391
Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:13 pm

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby binocular » Sat May 04, 2013 5:47 pm


User avatar
Lazy_eye
Posts: 996
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:23 pm
Location: Laurel, MD
Contact:

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby Lazy_eye » Sat May 04, 2013 5:55 pm

Last edited by Lazy_eye on Sat May 04, 2013 5:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
LonesomeYogurt
Posts: 900
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:24 pm
Location: America

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat May 04, 2013 5:55 pm

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


User avatar
Paribbajaka
Posts: 59
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:13 am

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby Paribbajaka » Sat May 04, 2013 5:59 pm

May all beings be happy!

User avatar
Lazy_eye
Posts: 996
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:23 pm
Location: Laurel, MD
Contact:

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby Lazy_eye » Sat May 04, 2013 6:02 pm

Last edited by Lazy_eye on Sat May 04, 2013 6:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Alex123
Posts: 3476
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:32 pm

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby Alex123 » Sat May 04, 2013 6:04 pm

I am all for peace and all,

But... What would motivate Buddhist (monks or laity) to do all those alleged things? How do we know that Buddhists really did it? After all those peaceful teachings in Dhammapada and various retreats people go through - why this uncharacteristic violence?

What if those people who did atrocities aren't real Buddhist?

Reflecting on lay life - yes becoming a peaceful meditating monk who minds his own business is the best. But apparently even that is not safe.
"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

Coyote
Posts: 845
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:42 pm
Location: Wales - UK

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby Coyote » Sat May 04, 2013 6:14 pm

"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
Iti 26

User avatar
Mr Man
Posts: 2873
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:42 am

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby Mr Man » Sat May 04, 2013 6:25 pm

Last edited by Mr Man on Sat May 04, 2013 6:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
LonesomeYogurt
Posts: 900
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:24 pm
Location: America

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat May 04, 2013 6:28 pm

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta



Return to “Connections to Other Paths”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 26 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine