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Buddhist Violence Doesn't Exist

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Buddhist violence doesn't exist? Depends on what you mean by Buddhism. Buddhist violence exists to the extent that Buddhism is people.....if Buddhism is viewed as a dogma then, of course, Buddhist violence does not exist.

It is amazing how ambiguity can lead one into argumentative befuddlement!

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Hi Binocular,

If you ask me, it is worth examining the Buddha's teachings on statecraft to see what he had to say about the sorts of issues and problems you are raising. The Buddha didn't only provide teachings for monks and renunciates; he offered counsel to leaders on how to govern wisely and effectively, and on how to resolve conflicts. The Buddha was quite pragmatic and realistic and one of the points that he reiterates is that rash, unskilful actions are not good for one's own well-being -- even if they appear to provide short-term gain.

I suspect that if the Burmese investigated the Buddha's advice a little more deeply rather than whipping up anti-Muslim "969" campaigns and Klu Klux Klan-style pogroms, they could actually find a wise solution to their concerns and avoid what is surely some very negative kamma.

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