The #Buddhist Strength Force | #Muslim #Islam

March 26, 2013

In a refreshing reversal of the usual roles, an organized group of hard-line Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka is taking active measures against Muslims and the building of new mosques.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this BBC report:

For more Buddhist Islamophobia, watch these Buddhists mock Islam while burning a Koran.


Iran confiscates Buddha statues from shops

February 17, 2013
Iran confiscates Buddha statues from shops
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Buddha statues have joined Barbie dolls and characters from “The Simpsons” TV cartoon as banned items in the conservative Muslim nation.
Authorities are confiscating Buddha statues from shops in the Iranian capital, Tehran, to stop the promotion of Buddhism in the country, according to a report Sunday in the independent Arman daily.
Iran has long fought against items, such as Barbie toys, to defuse Western influence, but this appears to be the first time that Iranian authorities are showing an opposition to symbols from the East.
The newspaper quoted Saeed Jaberi Ansari, an official for the protection of Iran’s cultural heritage, as calling the Buddha statues symbols of “cultural invasion.” He said authorities will not permit a specific belief to be promoted through such items. Ansari did not say how many Buddhas had been seized, but that the “cleansing” would continue.
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Angry Buddhist mob kill 10 Muslims in Myanmar

June 12, 2012

(Ahram) The United States voiced concern Friday about the mob killing of Muslims in Myanmar and called for the country’s reform-minded government to move forward in reconciling with minorities.
Tensions have flared in western Myanmar since Sunday, when an angry Buddhist mob killed 10 Muslims on a bus after mistakenly believing that they perpetrated the rape and murder of a woman.
“We are deeply concerned about the reports that a mob killed 10 individual Muslim pilgrims, pulling them from a bus and beating them to death,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters.
“We’re obviously saddened by this tragic loss of life. It speaks to the importance of the government and the minorities redoubling efforts on a peace process that includes a ceasefire and real negotiations.”
Officials said that four more people were killed in fresh violence Friday in Rakhine state, apparently when Muslims torched Buddhist villages.
Since taking office last year, President Thein Sein has reached out to ethnic minority groups, largely in the north of Myanmar, that have been fighting for decades against the Burman-dominated government and army.
But divisions remain deep with Muslims, who are estimated to account for about four percent of the population in the Buddhist-dominated country formerly known as Burma.
The 750,000-strong Rohingya Muslim community is singled out for particular disdain and is not even recognized as a minority group. The United Nations considers the Rohingya to be among the world’s most persecuted minorities.

yeah… tell that to the Caucasian Bhudhists in Manhattan New York who think their world view of cycles and reincarnation is a pacifists religion. Anyway… just in case you were wondering… If my country had allowed almost a million Muslims in… I’d try my best to educate them about the abuse of their scripture at first and when confronted with the truth of the Hadith about the Tree of the Jews, I’d deport them for death threats. There really is no reason to give anyone a death penalty if you can arrest them long enough to throw them out of the country. It’s very simple… if you can murder because of a scripture… then you are gone… that goes for all ideologies… including any Neo Aztecs out there that want to sacrifice a pretty virgin to a volcano…. which could prove entertaining at first… but in all seriousness…. you are gone pal.
Reminds me of all those Buddhists that got food poisoning in New York at a retreat. Could it have been a divine message?


Visitors to #Buddhist festival fall ill with food poisoning//Didn’t Gautama Buddha die by eating pork? Oh,Why must we suffer!?

May 14, 2012

Media_httpwwwfreaking_dxrdy(ABC) KENT CLIFFS, NY — At least 150 people who attended a Mother’s Day garden party at an upstate New York Buddhist monastery have fallen ill with food poisoning. Eric Gross, spokesman for the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, says about 700 people were at the festival at Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs, 55 miles north of New York City. About 500 of them came on buses from Chinatown. Gross says people starting getting sick with vomiting and diarrhea around 3:30 p.m. Sunday after they had left the party on buses bound for Woodbury Commons shopping outlets. As of 7 p.m., Gross said 150 had been taken to hospitals in Putnam, Orange and Westchester counties.

If I seem a little hostile at the Buddhist community it is because I’ve noticed a lot of hostility from the Buddhist community towards other people. Meet https://t.co/ndra4T7G Jonathon Blakeley ‏@jonathonblakele, who says: “Welcome to the Jewnited States of America”? Yeah… he’s a Buddhist. I’m tired of their philosophy of nothingness… gets in the way of people with goals. Judaism is all about goals. Oh, but how Western of me.


Water which is too pure has no fish

January 11, 2012

Water which is too pure has no fishIn popular culture the quote “Water Which is Too Pure Has No Fish” comes from the movie Bulletproof Monk with Chow Yun-Fat. But it originates from the Ts’ai Ken T’an (Vegetable Roots Discourses) compiled by Hong Zicheng during the time of the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644) in China. There are elements of Taoism, Confucianism and Chan (later to be called Zen in Japan) Buddhism to these writings. The section that contains this quote is:Soil that is dirty grows the countless things. Water that is clear has no fish. Thus as a mature person you properly include and retain a measure of grime. You can’t just go along enjoying your own private purity and restraint. (Robert Aitken trans.) via enlightenmentward.wordpress.com and image via wackydoodler.com

I know this is supposed to be one of those Jewish Neo Con blogs, but this comes to mind. I get a lot of criticism online… and it annoys me. I’m a person who is interested in learning and while political correction is irksome… so are people who insist on everything coming out of the Torah. Also I would like to note that I did not realize that most people in our country got this passage from a mainstream martial arts film. I had a free market Republican Buddhist principle in high school and he was very Zen… and while I found his tolerance for man hating feminists who wouldn’t date me to be stunting to my mental health… he did have some wisdom as well.

Sorry this had nothing to do with Israel or right wing politics. Those who think I’m a narrow minded twit, don’t understand me at all.


Brit Hume: Tiger Woods must become Christian to be forgiven | Raw Story

January 4, 2010

That doesn’t sound forgiving at all. Asking people to follow a faith or be unforgiven? It’s one thing if we are talking about a faith that is hurting people with violence, but I haven’t seen any sign of that in Buddhism. I’m not a Buddhist myself. I have my reasons and it goes beyond asking why we must suffer, but I don’t see any sign of the religion being unforgiving. If anything the religion seems to disinterested in really making judgments in the first place… and that is a huge problem for me. From my perspective is that a dose of guilt might be just what the doctor. ordered. Escaping the wrong isn’t enough.

Buddhism is inferior to Christianity when it comes to forgiveness of sins, according to Fox News pundit Brit Hume. Tiger Woods should turn his back on Buddhism and become a Christian to be forgiven for cheating on his wife, Hume told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday.

via rawstory.com

Nekkhamma is a Pali word generally translated as “renunciation” while also conveying more specifically “giving up the world and leading a holy life” or “freedom from lust, craving and desires.”

Desire ultimately breeds fear and sorrow, but renunciation gives fearlessness and joy.

via en.wikipedia.org

“The extent to which he can recover seems to me depends on his faith,” said Hume. “He is said to be a Buddhist. I don’t think that faith offers the kind of redemption and forgiveness offered by the Christian faith. My message to Tiger is, ‘Tiger turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.”

In the Pali Canon, in a discourse in which the Buddha describes antecedents precipitating his Awakening, the Buddha divided his thoughts between those that impair discernment, cause affliction and deter one from Nirvana on the one hand, and those that have the opposite effect.[2] In the former category, he included thoughts permeated with sensuality, ill-will and harmfulness; in the latter, thoughts permeated with renunciation, non-ill will and harmlessness

Woods is the most famous among several American celebrity Buddhists. Richard Gere, Herbie Hancock, Steven Seagal, Leonard Cohen, Tina Turner and Orlando Bloom were recently called the most famous Buddhists in the world. The list goes so far as to argue Tiger Woods is more famous than the Dalai Lama himself.

Hume’s statements are particularly ironic given the recent sex scandals encountered by an assortment of Christian politicians.

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Jan. 3, 2010.

Download video via RawReplay.com


Brit Hume: Tiger Woods must become Christian to be forgiven | Raw Story

January 4, 2010

That doesn’t sound forgiving at all. Asking people to follow a faith or be unforgiven? It’s one thing if we are talking about a faith that is hurting people with violence, but I haven’t seen any sign of that in Buddhism. I’m not a Buddhist myself. I have my reasons and it goes beyond asking why we must suffer, but I don’t see any sign of the religion being unforgiving. If anything the religion seems to disinterested in really making judgments in the first place… and that is a huge problem for me. From my perspective is that a dose of guilt might be just what the doctor. ordered. Escaping the wrong isn’t enough.
Buddhism is inferior to Christianity when it comes to forgiveness of sins, according to Fox News pundit Brit Hume. Tiger Woods should turn his back on Buddhism and become a Christian to be forgiven for cheating on his wife, Hume told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday.
via rawstory.com
Nekkhamma is a Pali word generally translated as “renunciation” while also conveying more specifically “giving up the world and leading a holy life” or “freedom from lust, craving and desires.”
Desire ultimately breeds fear and sorrow, but renunciation gives fearlessness and joy.

via en.wikipedia.org

“The extent to which he can recover seems to me depends on his faith,” said Hume. “He is said to be a Buddhist. I don’t think that faith offers the kind of redemption and forgiveness offered by the Christian faith. My message to Tiger is, ‘Tiger turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.”

In the Pali Canon, in a discourse in which the Buddha describes antecedents precipitating his Awakening, the Buddha divided his thoughts between those that impair discernment, cause affliction and deter one from Nirvana on the one hand, and those that have the opposite effect.[2] In the former category, he included thoughts permeated with sensuality, ill-will and harmfulness; in the latter, thoughts permeated with renunciation, non-ill will and harmlessness

Woods is the most famous among several American celebrity Buddhists. Richard Gere, Herbie Hancock, Steven Seagal, Leonard Cohen, Tina Turner and Orlando Bloom were recently called the most famous Buddhists in the world. The list goes so far as to argue Tiger Woods is more famous than the Dalai Lama himself.
Hume’s statements are particularly ironic given the recent sex scandals encountered by an assortment of Christian politicians.
This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Jan. 3, 2010.
Download video via RawReplay.com