Seventeen Buddhist leaders from around the world, plus the Dalai Lama in absentia - have issued a statement urging Buddhists inIn a statement, they wrote: “We are concerned about the growing ethnic violence and the targeting of Muslims in
to show mutual respect and compassion to Muslims in the Burma .
It is good to see that eventually Buddhist leaders are waking up to the ugliness of their religion, as demonstrated by their savage practitioners in
For hundreds of years their Maghs terrorized southern
, brought in more than a
hundred thousand Muslims/Hindus to work in captivity in Arakan and elsewhere.
And yet, the children of many of these captives are denied the right to have
any freedom. This is the worst form of apartheid system in our time. Bangladesh
Unlike the rosy picture drawn by the Buddhist leaders,
's history has never been
noble. It is full of murderous orgy, unfathomable bigotry, hatred, racism and
phenomenal deception. To call, the Burmese people noble is a joke! Yes, they
have been upholding dharma, as the statement says, but at whose price? Why
upholding Buddhism has to translate into ethnic cleansing of non-Buddhists? If
that dharma calls for uprooting an indigenous people that had lived for more
than a millennium, is that the kind of dharma that our globalized world needs?
Surely, not. Burma
Sooner the Buddhist community around the world understands that their savagery at home against the 'other' people is soiling the romantic view about their religion which they try to paint, and that it is high time to put a stopper to such displays of ethnic cleansing and genocide in Myanmar the better it is for the Buddhist community worldwide, let alone our world.