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Re: Sri Lankan monks arrested for insulting Koran

Postby Mkoll » Thu May 08, 2014 10:01 pm

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Sri Lankan monks arrested for insulting Koran

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Re: Sri Lankan monks arrested for insulting Koran

Postby purple planet » Thu May 08, 2014 10:43 pm

The question is what exactly they said about the book - if they say its advocating violence and it is advocating violence - is it an insult or just a stating of a fact ? if they its a stupid book then maybe that can be considered an insult -

but there is no detail on what exactly they said

just adding cause im bored - and to make it clear - im not saying its ok what they did - or if monks should be allowed to deal with politics - but if they do then by the details known we are not sure that they did something wrong
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Re: Sri Lankan monks arrested for insulting Koran

Postby dhammafriend » Fri May 09, 2014 2:30 pm

Metta
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For me there is no other refuge, the Buddha is my excellent refuge.
Etena saccavajjena vaddheyyam satthu-sasane
By the utterance of this truth, may I grow in the Master’s Way.

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Re: Sri Lankan monks arrested for insulting Koran

Postby BlackBird » Fri May 09, 2014 10:08 pm

Dhammafriend, I don't think you need to apologise for your so called rant, it raises some interesting ideas. We as Buddhists shouldn't really be here to judge others - That's a waste of our time and effort that could be better spent on striving for realization. However, it is worthwhile to try to understand the reasons others have behaved this way or that, and to that effect, I think your post has helped me at least, if not others do so. The point about the Muslim conquests of India (where monks were slaughtered by the hundreds) and this fervent belief that they can't allow that to happen again is a very good one - One I hadn't even considered until now.

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Re: Sri Lankan monks arrested for insulting Koran

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Re: Sri Lankan monks arrested for insulting Koran

Postby Mr Man » Sat May 10, 2014 8:24 am

I think it's worth mentioning that the group to which these monks are affiliated is an ultra-nationalistic group whose ire is not solely focused on islam.

Although there may be a set of circumstances or causes that allow fascism to arise it still remains unacceptable.

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Re: Sri Lankan monks arrested for insulting Koran

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Sat May 10, 2014 8:46 am

The Dhammapada, Pairs. Verse 5.

'Nuff said.
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You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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