RADICAL BUDDHISM, EXTREMISM AND TERRORISM-TRIANGLE OF HELL
THE CASE OF MYANMAR
“Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or non believing, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference.”
Myanmar’s opposition leader and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is still silent but very aware of the injustice it is happening there and causing massive fleeing and displace of Muslims who arent considered as the parts of Myanmar, according to radical monk. So many of them are injured, raped, tortured and finally forced to move somewhere else if they arent killed. Legendary Dalai Lama called for peace and stepped in to express his condemn towards radical monks like Wirathu but the supporters of this Burmese bin Laden dont give up o follow his orders and political ideas. The monk who should have taught them to find inner purpose and the highest wisdom is teaching them to hate and to embrace the war.
The conflict which is getting the colors of Buddhist terrorism wont be solved as along as the global community denies the atrocities made by one group and against the another one. Buddhists will accuse Muslims for threatening them with Jihad but Muslims will witness with army of displaced and injured people whose only fault was God different than one in who Wirathu belives in.
This is not about Buddhism or Islam, this is about the injustice of political power and abuse by people who dont feel by heart but think by hatred, for their own agenda. As always.
Religious fundamentalism and extremism is something we didnt expect from Buddhism at least. But, this is a big prove that religion lead by wrong leaders will burn the bridges instead to build them. It will destroy the future for the past it didnt exist.
Its time for us to stand up for all who are victims of wrong Gods. Religions teach us to love, everything else is not religion but abused extremist ideology.
Myanmar must find his compassion again, his right way to end suffering.