Archive for May 26th, 2013

Shame on you Sunday Island Editor

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Christine Perera The Sunday Island editorial is shameful and resonates why the Buddhists are angry. When a monk self-immolates himself in protest against cattle slaughter “”…” what does the Editor of the Sunday Island say “”…” “why only cattle” using his pen and his ability to reach out to the people who buy the island […]

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Changes in Law – Attempt to get away with War Crimes

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

By Afshain Afzal Changes in Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) of 18 September 2001 that  allowed USA forces to go after the perpetrators of the 11 September attacks on Pentagon and World Trade Centre are being worked out. The barbaric geographically limitless War on Terror that allows USA without any legal authority to […]

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The Buddha through modern literary eyes

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

By Prof. Sunanda Sugunasiri writing from Toronto British author, Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses was regarded as blasphemous and raised ire in the Islamic world. A fatwa condemning the author to death was issued by the Iranian spiritual leader in 1989.The furore brings to mind the treatment of the Buddha in two works of fiction, […]

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The Buddha Proclaims the Second Law of Thermodynamics as Parting Gift!

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri, writing from Toronto, Canada The Buddha’s last words, and last advice to his Disciples, were, “Samkharas are subject to decay. Strive with diligence” (Vaya dhammƒÆ’-¾ saƒÆ’†’¼khƒÆ’-¾rƒÆ’-¾. AppamƒÆ’-¾dena sampƒÆ’-¾detha). SamkhƒÆ’-¾ra is a difficult term which is probably why there is no Sinhala term for it. All we have is a Sanskritized […]

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