IS LANKAÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢S FATE SIMILAR TO BUDDHIST NATIONS ALONG THE SILK ROAD, PENDING ERADICATION ?
Posted on March 12th, 2013
Mahinda Weerasinghe-The Author of the Origin of species according to the Buddha
Suddenly the Sinhalese Buddhists find themselves confronted with a new threat to their tolerant way of life!
Earlier it was by the Catholic action, now by the Muslim true believers.
has voiced an opinion that is in most Sri LankanÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s minds. In fact, be they Buddhists, Hindus, Catholics or even intelligent Muslims, they must be concerned if they are to avoid Pakistani or Bangladeshi like outcome to this ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œfree thinkingÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ nation. Any civilized normal being would wish their progeny to live in prosperity and in tolerant surroundings, and avoid being stoned or getting their heads chopped off by living in a spontaneous manner.
Writers such asÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â , and Mr. M Zubair wishes to placate BuddhistÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s sensitivities. But are they twisting the facts in order to lull them into a state of slumber? Let me be more specific and give an assessment as to how these two concerned Muslim scribes misjudged the situation. I am specifically speaking of the two articles as headlined below:
ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThreats to the peaceful existence of Buddhists in Sri Lanka-ResponseÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â by;
Mr. Hameed Abdul Karim
Posted on February 21st, 2013
ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“Respecting Buddhist sensitivitiesÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â by;
M B M Zubair -Retired Registrar High Court Kandy 16.02.2013
WedgeÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s reports are balanced as a rule, and well formulated. There are glitches too visibly, such as year of birth of the prophet of Islam: In fact he was born in 570 AC and he started his mission when he was around 40. The real wars of Islamic imperialism started when the Muslim hordes attacked the then known world power; the Zoroastrian Iran.
Now, before we start questioning the motivations of this Judeo Christian sect, we should grasp their core dogma and aspirations.
Indeed the vital points of the dogmatic position between this Judo Christian sects and BuddhistsÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ should be made absolutely comprehensible before we venture any further in this analysis.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The core dogmas of the Judeo-Christians (which include Jews, Christians and Muslim) being:
- Belief in a monotheist ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œcreatorÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ God.
- A Soul being attached to an individual (Only the human animal is rewarded with such a soul Judeo-Christian tradition) Indeed God is supposed to be the creator of all living beings.
- In fact He is also the creator of hell (To punish the sinners).
- Paradise/ heaven (to reward the true believers).
Now there are so many sects of Christians, and plenty of bickering amongst them, that trying to understand what they truly mean, is rather cumbersome.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Of these, the dominating ones are the Catholics, Protestants and the Eastern Church.
But we find the major sects within Islam, which has 1.3 billion followers as:
Sunni, Shiite, Kharijis, Druze, Alawi, Ismali, Ahmadiyyah , Sufi and Wahhabi Movement:
Why so many different sects when they essentially have the same core belief as pointed above.
In fact belonging to a sect is like having membership in a club.
How so? One gets security in numbers, camaraderie and you scratch my back and I scratch yours, thing! And a feeling of acceptance through the conditioned values is vital to the average human animal.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Hence manner of hair growth through which they under pin their association. By covering their body or uncovering it, this way or that, by a whole lot of innuendoindicates the religious club that they belong.
Indeed each and every sectarian club will inform that: It is through their particular clubÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s recipe that one can get ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œeverlasting salvationÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ whatever that means.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Then there are the Hindus. They believe in a creator, sustainer and a destroyer of the universe and its cyclic working. In their tradition all creatures are rewarded with a soul. Indeed these souls are in a reincarnation process, though a new reincarnated position is conditional to an action and reaction process.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â BELIEF IN A SOUL AND ITS REPERCUSSIONS:
I find no other dogma that conditioned such a hostile and an illiterate attitude towards its fellow creatures, as that of Judeo-Christian systems of belief. This through a simple definition for which the Jews must be held responsible.
I am speaking of a ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œsoulÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ and a ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œno-soulÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ definition.
Now join this above ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œno-soulÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ and add another tricky word called ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“kosher” of the Jews and exploitation of lesser creatures evidently becomes manifest.
Believe it or not ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“kosher” of the Jews is the forerunner ofÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“halal” and not one thought out by Prophet Mohamed.
Indeed there is no other word that defined the self-centeredness of our species so explicitly as the separation of man from beast through the use ofÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â the word ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œsoulÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢.
Human triumph above the rest of the living beings is made explicitly clear in Genesis (IX 2-3):
The fear of you and the dread of you all shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth and upon
all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing that liveth shall be ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œmeatÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ for you.
In such manner the rest of the creatures were demoted once and for all, as soul-less entities, and allowed to be utilized and become meat on our table.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â No wonder Buddhists are hated most ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â hated! For we find:
- They have no belief in a creator God.
- Nor do they believe that there is a soul to a person.
- There is no belief in a paradise/ heaven or hell where people are punished for following or not following this ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œfictitiousÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ God injunctions.
- If anything, they believe that heaven and hell is found here on earth and hell starts with oneÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s birth.
Buddha is a historical figure, and ended his ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œsansaricÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ journey and he is no more. But before he embraced the bliss of Nirvana he gave the world his findings.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â These he summed up as what is now
famous. The Four Noble Truths.”
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The first truth is a recurring theme in the Buddhist scriptures and usually formulated thus:
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â “What, Bhikkhus, is the Noble Truth of Suffering? Birth is suffering, decay is suffering, death is suffering; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair is suffering. To be separated from the pleasant is suffering; to be in contact with the unpleasant is also suffering. In short, the Five Aggregates of existence connected with attachment are all suffering.”
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Now unlike any other savior or Prophet, he did not promise any ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œvirgins to be defloweredÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ or ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œlive forever in an eternity heavenly abode with his fatherÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ sort fantasy!
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He asked people to recognize facts of life and informed them that as long as there is ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œsensory greedÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ there would be suffering. In short if there is sensory greed, there is life.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â And if there is no sensory lust, life itself can not exists or sustained.
But strangely enough in the Islamic world, Buddhists are called the Godless and worshippers of stone idols. And for that very reason, they were massacred from the Borders of China to Pakistan. India would have had a similar plight if Hinduism had not returned. Indeed the Indians created a new creed ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œSikhismÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ to fight the marauding Muslim hordeÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s constant attacks on its borders.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Now the question is, would Lanka be ready to fall into the clutches of the believers of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œreligion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ ? Just as the Jaffna Tamil Catholics thought, they would have their Eelam easily. I doubt it very much as I would proceed to show in the future the outlining of this article. (Part II)
No wonder they hate the Sinhalese Buddhist for they are an intellectual challenge to
The spreading of their clubs.
As far as I am concerned, the most vital life principle is to own a ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œfreedom of thoughtÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢. Combine this with good health and one has the world in his palms. Simply said, Saudi Arabia is a country I would never wish to set foot on because it lacks any culture and freedom of thought is none existing.
That since BuddhaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s philosophy was embraced in Lanka; we have NOT HOUNDED ANYONE FOR THEIR BELIEF OR CHOPPED any ones head due to adultery. Thanks to the world wise Sinhalese Buddhists, these not so ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œself evident valuesÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ were planted in Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.
The whole world visits them and enjoys these self evident freedoms. In Sri Lanka we lost the easy going manner as the women in time became chattel to Muslims, Catholics and or even Hindus. Indeed we were like Thai people and more open but all such easy going life qualities have been relegated to dustbin of history.
Buddha requested us to question any ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œso called truthsÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ even when it is supposed have been uttered in his name. The very reason that these countries were moderately healthy places to live.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â In contrast; the blind belief is a necessity for Islam to grow, that together with the production machines for breeding.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Mr. SÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â informs that:
The Sinhala Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the Muslims have lived very cordially and peacefully for centuries and there had been several intermarriages between the two communities and they are all living very happily including this writer’s son and niece who are married to Sinhalese.
Now thatÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s good news indeed. But I am compelled to pose this vital question to you Mr. S. Are any of these married Sinhalese women allowed to remain Buddhists and bring their husbandsÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ over to join her faith? Then we come to the trickier question; can these women if they wish it so, be allowed to maintain their Buddhist identity and let their husbandÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s practice has own precepts?
If you answer this question truthfully, then you are a great man my friend. I will be this much truthful to you now; if my daughter married a Muslim I would reject her, for I think she has lost her freedom of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œmindÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ and not for any other racial reason as such.
Let me be more concise, and as the readers too need elaboration for this uncouth statement of mine.
So let us explore what that means and why you will never let the world know why.
Many people in the world are not aware that Islam has a unique law, the law of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œApostasyÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢! Which makes an outright mockery of the UN Charter of Human Rights?
Does Islam proscribe the death penalty for Muslims who wish embrace another religion?
Those who turn their back on Islam are to be executed.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â This is confirmed by the words and deeds of Muhammad.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
The only freedom of belief in Islam is the freedom to become Muslim. ?
Bukhari (52:260)ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â -ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â “…The Prophet said, ‘If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.’ “ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Bukhari (83:37)ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â -ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â “Allah’s Apostle never killed anyone except in one of the following three situations: and the third situation is blatantly stated (3) a man who fought against Allah and His Apostle and deserted Islam and became an apostate.”
That this law is practiced unseen and covertly.
Bukhari (84:57)ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â – [In the words of]ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â “Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Also see: –
THE RELIGION OF PEACEÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ IS IMPLODING!!!
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â So changing the religion is out of question for your son. But would you or your son be tolerant enough to allow his newly married spouse to let her practice what she is used to?
Not on your life, and pray why?
In general, Muslim men are not permitted to marry non-Muslim women. But exceptions are there.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â “Do not marry unbelieving women until they believe. A slave woman whose beliefs are better than an unbelieving woman, even though she allures you…. Unbelievers beckon you to the ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œfireÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢. But Allah beckons by His Grace to the garden of bliss and forgiveness. And He makes His signs clear to mankind, that they may receive admonition” (Qur’an 2:221).
This is agonizing news for us the Buddhists for we are nothing but Buddhists and disgusting idol worshippers.
Why this particular exception to the Buddhist? In fact the prophet informs:
ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“But Allah beckons by His Grace to the garden of bliss and forgiveness but never forgive a man who marries an idol worshipper.ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
No wonder I am an intolerant Buddhist and simply go by the famous Christian edit ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œdo on to others as they do unto you.ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â For there are no more tolerant Buddhist along the Silk Road for they have been massacred by the followers of the religion of peace.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Now in Pakistan they have no more Buddhist to kill so believers of Quran are killing each other I.e. Shia and Sunni.
Hang on, hang on! Have we missed something in all this subtle investigations; indeed we have.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â For –
Hameed Abdul Karim writes: Shania law champions absolute freedom of conscience and freedom of religion. For example, the Qur’an goes so far as to oblige Muslims to fight on behalf of Jews, Christians and people of other faiths and to protect their churches, synagogues and temples from attack. (QurÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢an 22:40). But please donÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t confuse the tribal laws that prevail in Saudi Arabia with the Shania. Please observe the other Muslim countries where tribalismÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â doesn’tÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â rule the roost.
NOW MR. Karim, do you include idolatry with other creeds? For that is the worst thing a Muslim knows! In fact when the Baminian Buddha was blasted to kingdom come, did any Muslim protest or go to its defense. Did you know that Afghanistan was 100% Buddhist and the only external book included was written in Afghanistan 300 B.C.?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It is called ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe Questions of King MilindaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢. It is simply a masterpiece of philosophical deliberation.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I am afraid the freedoms you speak areÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â as elusive and hollow as the sound of one hand clappingÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â No wonder Bangladeshi numbskulls are systematically smothering Buddhism for they are doing AllahÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s work by killing the few Buddhist left within their midst.
Buddhists are not idol worshippers though it may look like that to the mindless Muslims. The historical Buddha is no more. He has reached his goal and passed away.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â You cannot get any benefactions or presents from him.
The Sinhalese idiots are shouting concerning Halal food which they have discovered newly. Whenever they have gone to a Muslim eating place they were served with food that fulfills Muslim dietary rules. But it was not flouted as such till the right time, which is about now.
Halal is an Arabic word meaning “lawful” or “permitted,” but it is generally used in reference to food that fulfills Muslim dietary rules. Halal is an Islamic method of slaughtering the animal which is carried out with a single cut to the throat while the animal is conscious. When the animal is slaughtered under Muslim dietary laws, it is left to bleed out while conscious, in fear and in pain. Obviously does the animalÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s pain and fear matter as they have done under rituals mantra invoked while the animalÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s life is slowly ebbing away. As the animals have no soul, does it matter a little pain of a soulless creature as long as the soul filled believers do the correct thing and reach paradise?
Why Islam Forbids Pork?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Mr.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Rashid ShamsiÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â of theThe Muslim World League writes in the Journal, Rajab 1420 – October 1999 as follows:
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Take a look at the nature of the pig for example. The pig is naturally lazy and indulgent in sex; it is dirty, greedy and gluttonous. It dislikes sunlight and lacks the spirit and will to “fight.” It eats almost anything, be it human excreta or anything foul and unwholesome. Amongst all animal flesh, pork is the favored cradle of harmful germs. Pork also serves as a carrier of diseases to mankind. It is for this reason that its flesh is not suitable for consumption.
In which case why such a foul creature was let loose among the true believers is beyond me. But the real reason the Jews knew. It was in order to avoid the trichina worm. Today with the modern methods of preparation that worm can be eradicated. But he keeps that information under the hat and he informs :-
Indeed allÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â the ancient AbrahamÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢sÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â religionÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s important precepts such as abstaining from pork and circumcision of males have been borrowed.
The only positive precept he added was ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œdesist from infanticide of female infantsÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢. But this too was a shrewd move on his part.
The only additional ritual he specifically added was Ablution/Bath.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Sahih Muslim (2.0435) writes that Allah will not accept any prayers without ablution. The rules on Islamic ablution are also quite elaborate; sometimes it might be queer, and mindÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“boggling. A devotee will wash with water his/her hands, face, feet; pour water inside nostrils, then gush it out, gurgle water and pass wet hands around his/her neck to complete the ritual of ablution. There are strict rules on the number of times each limb should be washed, and how many times water is to be gurgled.
The ablution is not just a cleansing processÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Âfor the body per se, for as a matter of fact, even after ablution plenty of dirt and pollution remains in the body, but the meaning of the ritual is to expunge the accumulated sins. In reality, a Muslim can commit any number of sins, but by performing ablution all the acquired sins committed prior to ablution will be expiated. Sahih Muslim (2.0476) writes that if you perform ablution all sins will come out of your body and even from your nails. To entice the Muslims to the complete surrender to this endless daily ritual, Sahih Bukhari (1.4.161) writes that if a Muslim performs perfect ablution Allah forgives his sins committed between two prayers.
The third important rule is that, having eaten your food; you must ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œlick your fingersÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢.
The fourth important rule is that having licked your finger (or having someone licked for you), you must ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œlick the dishÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢, either by holding the dish near your mouth or by bending your mouth to the dish. Here are the reasons why you must lick the food bowl.
After eating lick the bowl; the bowl will seek forgiveness for you. (Sunaan ibn Majah, 4.3271)
After eating lick the dish; the dish will ask Allah for your forgivenessÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦ (Sunaan Tirmidhi, 1121)
AÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Sahih Muslim (23.5029, 2030) says that when you drink, you must drink in three gulps.
Obviously one must remember the landscape he was coming from and the Arabs of his time.
Desert filled with sand, water hard to find, food was hard to find, indeed not a blade of grass not to speak of trees. Before the poet, I doubt most Arabs washed at all.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Hence the injunction how to wash and how to eat.
I will continue (In Part II) why such absurdly strange injunctions were given to the True Believers. As absurd as it may have been the Prophet was one of the cleverest people that have lived, evidently as I will show!!!
The Author of the Origin of species according to the Buddha