Buddhist Monks offer Shelter to Burmese Muslims

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Buddhist Monks offer Shelter to Burmese Muslims

Postby cooran » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:20 am

Hello all,

Good to see.

Buddhists Monks offer shelter to persecuted Burma Muslims
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-575 ... a-muslims/

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Re: Buddhist Monks offer Shelter to Burmese Muslims

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:00 am

Avaaz now has a campaign to stop "the next Rwanda" genocide in Burma - https://secure.avaaz.org/en/we_said_never_again_en/

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Re: Buddhist Monks offer Shelter to Burmese Muslims

Postby Sekha » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:27 am

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.
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Re: Buddhist Monks offer Shelter to Burmese Muslims

Postby BlackBird » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:40 am

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.


We all 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 Bodhesako

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