binocular wrote:So what are you going to do? Go to Burma and give all those monks a spanking?
Seriously. People keep complaining about what is going on in Burma. Why not do something?
Contact the president of Burma, contact UNO, various human rights organisations, etc. etc. and request them to do something.
Ask the Dalai Lama to do something. Get all the other Buddhist dignitaries and visible, influential monks together and request them to take some action.
Taking out one's gall at a forum isn't really helping anyone, least of all the Buddhists and the Muslims in Burma.
alan wrote:Yes, there's a wonder--they are supposed to be Monks. These people slander the Buddha and bring shame to their religion. Why is this not obvious?
SDC wrote:But should they be held accountable for these unskillful acts?
SDC wrote:Sorry for not specifying, but I meant held accountable in regards to their violations of the monastic code. While they may be human beings, when they made the choice to ordain, didn't they agree to follow a certain code or face the possibility of no longer being a monk?
Vern Stevens wrote:My appeal for compassion should not be confused with any suggestion that people should not be held accountable for their actions.