For the immediate attention of all Sinhala Buddhists
Posted on June 9th, 2017

Sudath Gunasekara

7.6.2017

Please go through the following two articles Who is this Visvamitra. Apart from the content look at the language he uses to refer to Buddhist monks in this country. Is he a Tamil or a Muslim or a NGO conspirator paid by the west writing under a pseudo name

Do you note that though he mentions about numerous incidents against the minorities all over the Island  he repeatedly mention only the Aluthgama incident. His failure to mention any other concrete incident is enough proof to conclude that this is an organized false conspiracy propaganda circulating around the world against the Buddhist like what the LTTE did. He is also dead silent on anti -Sinhala activities of Tamils and Muslims. He talks only of Sinahala Buddhist atrocities

Does this idiot know that this is a Sinhala Buddhist Country as it had been so for the past 2600 years and Tamils and Muslims are only invaders who have their Homelands elsewhere. Sinhalese have only this tiny Island. And Sinahlese don’t have to get permission from Tamils or Muslims or any other to put up a temple in any place they want. This idiot call the Buddhist monks imposters and yellow robed hoodlums and thugs and the Mahanayaka Theros the so-called Mahanaaykas.

The second one by Diplomats is even more interesting and intriguing. Look at the headline. Diplomats in Sri Lanka urge government action against anti-Muslim attacks.

Do these diplomats know what this country is and they have no  business to interfere with the domestic matters of another country.

The Canadian high commissioner Shelley Whiting and Tung-Lai Margue, ambassador of the European Union have not only bypassed their legitimate limits but also have violated all civilized diplomatic norms. The Government must immediately take action to deport them. They should understand that they ere only diplomats representing their countries in this country. They may be able to buy over the President and the PM. But they cannot do so with the Buddhist clergy and the ordinary Sinhala Buddhists who have protected this country against all foreign invasions for the past 2600 years.

It is high time that all the People of this country in one voice should ask the Government either to govern or go home without further destroying the Sinhala Buddhist nation and the Motherland.

May 31, 2017

1 Is BBS An Existential Threat To The Dharma?

By Vishwamithra –

As fire, though one, takes the shape of every object which it consumes, so the Self, though one, takes the shape of every object in which it dwells.”  ~ The Upanishads: Breath of the Eternal

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) is not a representation of the Dharma as preached by Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. BBS consists of some erratic persons robed in saffron and backed by some unruly groups of laymen, mostly of youth. They pretend to be the sole saviors and guardians of the great Dharma that had been passed down from generation to generation. On the contrary, they are an existential threat to the serenity, purity and sublimity of the teachings of the Enlightened One.

Gnanasara/Photo courtesy: Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka Facebook page

Buddhism is the embodiment of some of the greatest teachings that mankind has known; teachings that, in his first sermon, the Buddha said, elucidate the very essence of life in general: I teach one thing and one thing only: suffering and the end of suffering, which is the ultimate goal of Buddhism. The Buddha presented and explained this very doctrine in his major discourses. The teachings have expanded and evolved since the Buddha’s time, thanks to his closest disciples. Yet the doctrine still underlies the core Buddhist teachings. In his first sermon at Deer Park, he taught the Four Noble Truths: the existence of suffering, the cause of suffering, that the cause of suffering can end, and the path to the end of suffering.” (Source: Venerable Walpola Rahula’s article, The Buddhist Review Magazine).

Taken against the perspective of the first sermon of the Buddha, the self-proclaimed disciples of the Great Teacher are a long way off the nobility of the teachings. It is not only Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, one of those imposters whose sole and exclusive motive seems to be making political capital out of the general suspicions that exist between ethnic groups and turning that suspicion into support of a particular political cabal, but the lay followers of that school of thought are as guilty in flaming communal fires. There is no dispute that the conduct of a person in leadership this cabal is a gross contamination of the Dharma. It is even more astounding that the so-called ‘Maha Nayakes’ who are presumed to be presiding over the ‘Order of the Monks’ have opted to remain mute over a very fundamental violation of the great Teachings.

In such a disappointing circumstance, the average Buddhist whose isolated faith alone keeps him or her adhering to the Teachings is much more noble and honorable than those who parade the streets in yellow robes. Unlike other religions, Buddhism does not revolve around a rigid hierarchical system in the order of the clergy. At the pace temples are springing up almost every street corner in the urban areas and every culvert in the rural hamlets, a foreign visitor may wonder how religious the average Sri Lankan is. An old woman whose children have gone away after marriage to their own homes, who is attending to the needs of the temple and its caretaker Monk, who is waking up each morning with the first rays of the sun and picks out the jasmine flowers in her own humble homestead to offer to the shrine in her one-room home, is lost in a maze of uncomfortable choices. Her universe has become substantially small; it has shrunk to the size of her immediate environment; even her immediate family is outside her little universe now. But her faith in the Dharma has grown; it has grown with each passing day not because she is beginning to understand the nuanced incomprehensible ‘abhidharma’ but for her fear of losing time with its passage on her own age.

Whether this old woman is at the threshold of attaining a blissful state of a sublime mind or not, her blind faith in the Dharma keeps her from doing any harm to another individual. An iota of that faith is worth a thousand sermons preached by a corrupt monk. It is that faith that has been desecrated by these hoodlums in saffron. Such crude violation of man’s faith in a religion is a mortal sin. While I, the writer, am unwaveringly opposed to what Indian thinker, Jiddu Krishnamurthy called ‘organized religion’. The traditional ‘custodians’ of the Teachings of ‘Tathāgata’, the Buddhist clergy, though not so rigidly regimented like Catholicism or the Anglican Church, are increasingly looking antagonistic towards other faiths and embracing the ‘fundamentalist’ character of Buddhism; such tolerance of perverted versions of the Dharma is utterly ‘unBuddhisttic’ in the least and dangerously debasing the core teachings.

Galagoda Atte Gnanasara is conducting himself in the most disgraceful manner; his guile and the very persona that is reflecting that guile do not seem to have been scrutinized and investigated in a sensible and acceptable way by the Nayake Theros of ‘organized Buddhism’. What is particularly harmful to the notion of sublimity of this great philosophy is when such a hoodlum pretends to be a sacred one in a yellow robe pontificating to gullible yet wholly faithful followers while in his own lifestyle alleged to be far from the sacrosanct quality of Buddhism. The core teachings of Buddha is not in danger; it was never in danger for such an unassailable teaching cannot be erased from the memory of man, nor could it be corrupted by mere mortals whose worth is not comparable even to the dust and soil the Great Teacher trampled upon. What is being corrupted and defiled is the popular version of the philosophy that is catering for the millions of followers and thereby making it incomparable to the core values and morals of Buddhism. Karuna (Loving-kindness), Metta (Compassion), Mudita (Sympathetic Joy) and Upekkha (Equanimity) seem to have had no influence over these monks who have chosen to lead the lay public along a destructive path of hate and vengeance.

When yellow-robed charlatans desecrate the minds of the lay public, greedy and opportunistic politicians gather around these hapless men and women like hyenas gather around a prey made immovable and helpless by a cruel predator. The lamentable tale of human misery continues in the most sordid manner. Public at large do not seem to care. They are not made aware of the dastardly behavior of the thugs in saffron; they are not informed of the ruthless manner in which they accumulate wealth and power by way of greedier politicians; they simply do not know the price of the whiskey these robed thugs consume with roast chicken as a bite during the hours after dusk. In effect, the public so misinformed and misrepresented are the bite for a hungry pack of political hyenas who roam the jungle of politics in Sri Lanka.

Re-emergence of the BBS is not imminent. Yet the tirades of Galagoda Atte Gnanasara can be heard and felt. They say terrorism is an attempt at government by the nationless. They know no borders and they know no morals. Basic human principles have been sacrificed in the name of the most scientific and rational teachings man has ever known, Buddhism. While those principles, precepts and deep philosophy would remain untouched- for they are untouchable- the mundane man is gripped by the wicked soldiers of the Senaas and Balakaayes.

Buddhism has been corrupted by the invasion of gods and demi-gods from popular Hinduism; the sacred sanctity of the core and profound philosophical principles of the universe and man have been lost in a haze of superstition. These gods have come to occupy our temples. What is even more harmful and atrocious is the spoiling of the mind, the ultimate temple of man. Matters of mind have been corrupted, soiled, debased and defiled by these foreign elements of other religions. Mindless march of Aameesa Pooja has overtaken the still, unspoiled, incorrupt and tranquil Prathipatthi Pooja. The mind of man that was primarily responsible for landing a man on the Moon; that was responsible for the wonder of modern age, computer and the social media also made the most mindless and ruthless weapons man has known, the atom and hydrogen bombs. The environment created these demons or the demon created the environment is the most inscrutable question for which an answer is still abegging.

A very few have had the courage of conviction to challenge the onslaught of the kinds of Gnanasara and other charlatans. It is of paramount significance that the so-called Mahanayakes of the Malwatte and Asgiriya chapters confront Gnanasara. It is time we, as a nation and as sensible and reasonable men and women, allocated precious time to find timely remedies for a malignant tumor that is Gnanasara and his disgraceful clan. In April 2014, under another pseudonym, I wrote in an open letter to the Maha Nayakes thus: All you may be able to do is make an appeal. I fully realize that, in terms of the Order of the Buddha Sasana, individual Monks are not subject to any hierarchical disciplinary action. But what would stop Your Reverence from making an appeal in the name of humanity, in the name of the Dharma that you are purported to protect and disseminate and in the name of the continuation of the Buddha Sasana? Standing in the middle doesn’t get you anywhere. You have to take the turn in the right direction.

It still rings true.

*The writer can be contacted at [email protected]

2 Diplomats in Sri Lanka urge government action against anti-Muslim attacks

By Shihar Aneez | COLOMBO

Diplomats on Thursday condemned violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka and urged the government to uphold minority rights and freedom of religion.

More than 20 attacks on Muslims have been recorded since April 17, including arson at Muslim-owned businesses and petrol-bomb attacks on mosques.

Muslims have blamed the attacks on Body Bala Sena (BBS) or the “Buddhist Power Force”, an organization that says the spread of Islam is a threat to Buddhism as the dominant religion. It denies any involvement.

“It is important that the rule of law be applied against those perpetrators and it’s important that minority rights and freedom of religion are upheld,” one of the diplomats, Canadian high commissioner Shelley Whiting, told reporters.

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe have ordered police to uphold the law, but the violence against Muslims has not ended.

Muslims comprise around 9 percent of Sri Lanka’s population of 21 million. Buddhists make up about 70 percent of the population.

Buddhist groups accuse some Muslim organizations of radicalizing the community and forcibly converting people to Islam. Muslim leaders have denied the claim.

Tung-Lai Margue, ambassador of the European Union, said he hoped the police would make arrests in the coming days.

Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson said acts of hate had been directed “unacceptably at the Muslim community”.

“To my knowledge, this kind of collective public diplomatic intervention is unprecedented in Sri Lanka,” Alan Keenan, Sri Lanka project director at the International Crisis Group, said on Twitter.

4 Responses to “For the immediate attention of all Sinhala Buddhists”

  1. Christie Says:

    Galabodaya and Sobithayaa are both puppets of India. Ven Galaboda funded by Indian money through Norway Socialists. Ask Withnage. Sobitha’s main financier was Favourite for decades a Indian Colonial Parasite business. They both were instrumental in getting the current Indian regime Chandrika the Governorn Ranil the Kankani and Sirisena the Coolie. Sobitha helped India by Good governance and Galaboda alienating Muslim and Chritian voters. India got rid of Sobtha and Galaboda is next.

    ඥානසාර හා සෝබිත කලදේවල පලය තමයි අද තියෙන ඉන්දියානු අදිරදය පත්කල පාලකයෝ. නානසාර සින්හල බොදු, මුස්ලිම් හා කිතුනුවන් බේදකර ඉන්දියානු පරපෝසිත චන්ද කුට්ටියෙන් තමයි අද තියෙන රජය ආවේ. සෝබිත සින්හලයන් දෙකඩ කලා.
    ඉන්දියානු අදිරදය ඉතින් නානසාරටත් වැඩේදෙන්නවගේ.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Come on Kithsiri. BBS is against both ISLAMIC and HINDU terrorists. He cannot be an Endian Colonial Parasite (ICP).

  3. charithsls Says:

    Any true Buddhist would notice how Christian bloggers here are addressing our Sangha in a despicable way just showing their hidden hatred towards Buddhism.I do hope if they not ‘plants’, they will learn how to address the Buddhist clergy with respect though they may seem to have done wrong in their eyes.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Charithsl,

    Insulting monks is UNACCEPTABLE.

    Sobhitha thero and Rathana thero were also insulted by some KEY Buddhist commentators just because they supported My3.

    UNACCEPTABLE!

    Anyway there is already TENSION between Buddhists and Hindus (over the CONSTITUTION, war crimes stories, etc.) and Buddhists and Muslims. Lets NOT create another between Buddhists and Christians.

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