The Buddha would be Horrified. Buddhist (so called) monks in lanka had already been at the forefront of Violence against Tamils. Now their next target, it would seem, are Muslims. Whether the lankan locals want to achieve their ends ‘using’ these monks can be debated. But even if the locals give the call, ‘Real’ Monks could have refused, and changed the ‘course’.
Here is a recent Carnage, Instigated, Encouraged and Led by them, AND a Cool monk in the midst of all that.
Image from Facebook.
The dalai lama, instead of Whispering Sweet Nothings, should make out Strong statements against such happenings.
As Should the pope in situations where catholics have been/are at fault. As should any religious leader with regard to his following.
A Large section of the Martial Arts, from Jiu-jitsu to Karate, and all their sisters and brothers, were developed by our (Old) Buddhist Monks, mainly to protect themselves, for Self Defence. Whereas, at least for the last 30 years or so, it can and will be seen that these (modern) so-called monks seem to have given up all ideas of ‘Shanti!’ For them it seems to be: ‘long live violence.’ But We cannot and Should not blame only the Buddhists for Violence like this.