Oblivious to the need for it in Sri Lanka, the JHU poster suggests that assistance of Sri Lankans is needed in Afghanistan and Iraq. – Photo by Thusitha Kumara
This JHU is making the Buddhism a mockery. If they want to engage in politics, these JHU Bhikkus must put on civilian clothes without insulting the Buddha and the Buddhism.
Buddhist Clergy is free to engage in Politics. It was this involvement that enabled Sri Lanka to preserve their Sinhalese Buddhist identity for more than 2500 years. Show me a sentence from Buddha telling that Buddhist Monks should not engage in Politics.
The sentence you wanted…
“It is the business of the Kings of the world to know all about elephants, horses, chariots, edicts and seals, to be well-versed in the textbooks of statecraft, in its traditions and customs. The Buddha therefore urges his disciples to devote themselves to their own work of Awakening, and not that of others” – Milinda Panha
This journalist who has put the post,does not know his English. The messages indicate, HR is ignoring the mass scale violations in Iraq and Afhaithan while concentrating on relatively tiny HR violations in SL ,
As long as people cast their vote, even a dead log can contest & win in an election. The captioned photo is in protest of a visit by HR commissioner Pillai & the band -wagon to Sri Lanka. At least JHU is there to protest against these cowards of the UN, but who else?
You could have organised a mass protest. Why didn’t you?
Why they are silent about human right violation of SL Army major. (Every one knows that he was forced to give a false affidavit). If a war hero who was waiting to capture LTTE operatives are not safe, what about innocent civilians human rights?
Paul Smith. It is a well used axiom that the victor writes history. In the past, ie till the advent of the Portugese, education was the preserve of the privileged. Since the privileged did not need all that education, education became the privilege and the preserve of the priest. It is difficult for a rational minded person to accept what the priest says and writes are not biased in their own favour. To learn proper Buddhism you have sieve off the chaff preached by the priests from the essence.The priests, over a period suppressed what was not to their advantage, to preserve the luxurious life they lead, then and now._ THOUGHT OF THE DAY
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