Buddhists in politics and snow in hell

  • 29 Jul 2008 00:24:29 GMT

    [President,just as all other politicians are playing to the gallery with this great religion,a hypocrite of the worse kind,where his associates are thugs like Mervin Silva.]

    Two things Buddhism is not a religion but a way of life.

    What is great about it?

    It looks as a true Buddhist will be is a state of depression and denial at the same time.

    [Lord Buddha will punish them in hell for all what they are doing to to his people.]

    Buddha does not have the ability to punish anyone and they don`t believe in hell or heaven.

    True Buddhists have to be honest to themselves before they can be honest to anyone else but you will not find many true Buddhists in Silly Lanka.

  • 29 Jul 2008 01:25:04 GMT

    A typical Olcott Buddhist point of view. As with everyone else in his school (of thinking), Editor has mistaken the Arahanthood for Buddhism.

  • 29 Jul 2008 02:12:22 GMT

    Ancient people created religions in the fear of death. There were many natural phenomenons which left without explanations accounted to religions.Ancient ruin cities show only cultures of the civilization lived at that time.

    Religions brought many destructions to mankind than the constructions.King Dutugamunu wage war against Hindus in the name of the religion.Al-Qaida armed against the Christians for the same reasons.

    In fact many of current conflicts the root cause is the religions. What we have to do is eliminate all the religions and establish one and only one religion using essences of all the religions for all of us to follow.

  • 29 Jul 2008 03:02:18 GMT

    [Can any political leader being consumed with greed for power and wealth call himself or herself a Buddhist? What passes for politics in this country today is the very antithesis of Buddhism.]

    Absolutely right. Well said Mr. Editor. High time those who call themselves Buddhists, particularly the monks, seriously thought about Buddhism and how the Buddha exemplified his words in real life.

  • 29 Jul 2008 13:27:27 GMT

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  • 29 Jul 2008 15:05:04 GMT

    Man wants religion because he needs PROTECTION and PRESERVATION.

    For PROTECTION, man created GOD and for preservation MAN depends on SOUL.

    Buddhism believes none of the above. Buddhism is a philosophy that goes with science.

    Politicians and their thugs are a disgrace not only to Buddhism but to any religion... they simply sell the religions to carry out their exploitation of average citizens of the country.

  • 29 Jul 2008 16:03:18 GMT

    [Lord Buddha will punish them in hell for all what they are doing to to his people. ]

    Buddha is not the christian almighty.

  • 29 Jul 2008 16:04:49 GMT

    I think this Editor tried to score a few points for RanilW and against MahindaR with the use of Practising Buddhism.

    I don`t think it worked and and I don`t think that there are any politicians who practice Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

    RanilW need a big image make over for sure. He lost big time with every thing he did and what he is doing. On top of that he has all those crack pots, HakkeM, S.B, then others like Jayalath Jayawardana and Rosie Senanayake who have different and specific agenda.

    President is unbetable because RanilW is very betable. On the other hand, PResident, other than the WAR against LTTE, has DONE NOTHING MUCH. Only thing he has done is breaking alLIENCES disadvantageous to him and making alliences advantages to him. Other than, he has strengthened himself by showing enormous nepotism.

    JHU seem to be silent because, PResident has silenced JHU by giving Environment portfolio to Champika in which he is doing a good job. Now, they don`t talk anything about what is happening to Sri Lanka.

    For example, devolution of power will screw up sri Lanka.

    We may need administrative power decentralization. But political decision - making decentralization will screw up Sri Lanka.

    Any way no body knows just like we talked about the unitary versus united and federal versus non-federal what devolution in this respect means.

    At least, I don`t know.

    JVP is politically bankrupt . they don`t have any idea except for imported - ideology. Only thing they know is supporting materialistic - capitalism by asking more money to support consumerism and spending by people.

    Other than that, strikes by students and workers alike. That screw up everybody including the students or the worker who striked and every one around them.

  • 29 Jul 2008 20:16:46 GMT

    Anud,

    You are wrong to say that the president is unbeatable as the mood of the country doesn`t support that view now.By the way Christ and Lord Buddha are all manifestations of GOD,though the latter does not mentioned god in his teachings due to the fact that there were too many Gods in his former religion that distorted the message,ultimately that religion became a nonsense,thus a updated philosophy to suit the needs of that time.All faiths the ultimate aim is the same.

    There will be a day of reckoning for wrong doers and sometimes nations and and it`s people are punished.For Christians for their past sins and cruelty they paid with their lives in 2 great wars and now becoming good guys are rewarded with prosperity in the Western world.But for other religions the sufferings has to go on.For the Muslim lands with all their oil where is their peace.For Buddhist lands like Burma,Cambodia,Vietnam and Tibet people have suffered immensely.Remember POL POT and other tyrants that ruled those nations and until we respect the good philosophies brought to us there will be suffering.In the west though hardly anyone pray,go to church etc but as individuals people behave well to wards one another other,they have lot of charity(Countless charity shops),foreign aid to poor countries is their state policy and these positive qualities are in abundance which in line and expectations of any religion.can you say that for our people?Our leaders are the product of our people therefore we are not any better than our leaders who represent us in the Parliament.so we reap what we sow.

  • 30 Jul 2008 01:40:29 GMT

    Justman,

    You better read some quality books before you write about Buddhism.

    One Suggestion: `What Buddha Taught` by Dr. Walpola Rahula, written in France, printed and published in USA.

    Otherwise please stop writing about any religion and publish your ignorance.

    If Western Countries are rewarded by God then what did God do to many African, Asian and American countries. White folks were the biggest slave traders on top of all the atrocities and exploitations. If this the way the God reward men, then God need some guidance too.