Wise and Meaningful advice from a Burmese
Posted on November 6th, 2017

Myanmar Buddhist HanMg Says:

November 5th, 2017

The Buddha in his wisdom did not expect a nation or the rulers to be lame ducks in the wake of an enemy invasion. However Buddha’s expectations from one who is training to be an Arhant whether monk or layman are different and it should not be mistaken with the Buddha’s expectations from the laity burdened with numerous worldly responsibilities. It is also because the Buddha in his wisdom did not expect every ‘Buddhist’ to opt for Arahantship nor to become an ascetic renouncing the worldly affairs. To the majority Buddhism is a way of life rather than a faith, philosophy, or a religion.However it should be stressed that a soldier like all others is subject to the law of Kamma and will not escape the Kammic fruits of taking the Life”of a sentient being (panatipatha) even though he may have had the overall noble intention of protecting his country and his people.”

It has been easy to continuously silence Buddhists by making them feel that they should not be aggressive in protecting their religion or culture. Often the argument thrown at Buddhists is that they should be compassionate and calm bordering on pacifism and tolerance. Many Buddhists have embraced the argument that should rely solely on their inner strength” and that there is no need to understand the external threats.

WELL THIS WAS WHAT THE BUDDHISTS MONKS OF NALANDA DID AND THEY WERE ALL KILLED AND THE WORLD’S OLDEST UNIVERSITY WAS BURNT TO CINDERS, THE BUDDHIST MONKS IN MALDIVES FACED A SIMILAR FATE WHEN THEY GAVE THEIR NECKS TO BE BEHEADED IN A COUNTRY THAT WAS ONCE BUDDHIST, IN BANGLADESH TOO WE SEE SIMILAR SITUATIONS

FINALLY, ALL BUDDHISTS MUST REMEMBER NALANDA, AND PLEDGE NEVER AGAIN. WE CAN STOP INVASION OF BUDDHIST COUNTRIES BY BARBARIC FORCES STARTING BY RIGHT UNDERSTANDING OF THE EXTERNAL THREATS. THE WORST THING WE CAN DO IS PUT OUR HEADS IN THE SAND” AND DO NOTHING.

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4 Responses to “Wise and Meaningful advice from a Burmese”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    WELL SAID!

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Jesus said LOVE YOUR ENEMY. NAME ONE Christian majority country that follows it? NONE!

  3. Senerath Says:

    VERY TRUE ! Kaduwak avasi thena kaduwak gena kotamu.. Sangramayata nawagunawel gena noyamu..

    Yet Buddhist have to be careful, because non of the evil forces, even if they could get rid of Buddhist ( like Nalanda) will not be able to challange Buddhism, but that challange will come from those who pretending to be Buddhists.

    We can see currently in Sri Lanka certain elements have been infiltrated into monkhood, surely some of those are not Buddhist monks but some eenemy planted preachers, preaching something very close to Buddhism yet are abale to attract a lot of Buddhists as followers. Here they don’t do any harm to Buddhists phisically, but Buddhists get corrupted until in the end, after many years , true Dhamma could vanish and that will be the end of Buddhism.
    Buddha himself has hinted about this.
    You have to be particularly careful of politicians who preach another Buddhism, making it parallele with similar to all other religons, making statements like “Buddha is a messenger of peace” ( of course Jesus and Mohamed were messengers but not Buddha), recnetly Anura Kumara declaring “all releigions are beleif systems only”.

  4. Ratanapala Says:

    Well somebody also said; Forgive your enemy, but remember his name!

    The Buddhism I follow is – When necessary Do your duty with compassioN, leaving behind as much as possible greed, hatred and delusion. At least this way one can minimize the resulting Karma.

    KARMA IS THE RESIDUE THAT IS LEFT AFTER A PURE ACTION. THIS KARMA ARISES WHEN WE BRING ALONG GREED, HATRED AND DELUSION INTO THE ACTION. A PURE ACTION – KRIYA DOES NOT LEAVE THE RESIDUE OF KARMA! RESIDUAL KARMA CAN BE GOOD OR BAD BOTH, BEING, KILESHA KEEP US MIRED IN SAMSARA. THIS IS ALSO THE REASON THAT ACTIONS OF ARAHANTS LEAVE NO KARMA TO PRODUCE VIPAKA!

    THIS IS MY BUDDHISM AND I GUESS IT IS THE PRACTICAL BUDDHISM ALL BUDDHISTS IN SRI LANKA SHOULD FOLLOW IF THEY ARE TO SAFEGUARD BUDDHISM AND MOTHER LANKA.

    THIS EXACTLY IS THE WAY THE KINGS OF YORE AND THE SINHALESE PROTECTED COUNTRY AND BUDDHISM. THEY MAY HAVE ACCUMULATED SOME BAD KARMA BUT NOT AS BAD AS THOSE ACQUIRED BY THE SO CALLED MODERN NATIONS WHOSE WARFARE IS WHOLLY DIRECTED BY GREED, HATRED, AND DELUSION.

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