In Buddhist Myanmar, Monks Gone Wild

In Buddhist Myanmar, Monks Gone Wild

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For a country steeped in Buddhism, Myanmar is accruing terrible karmic debts.

Alarming news and images of attacks and killings by the Buddhist majority in Rakhine Province against a Muslim minority there have been slowly trickling out onto the Internet and the wider world. Pictures of charred bodies and crying parents have stirred largely unheeded calls for intervention, mostly from Muslim nations.

“The attacks have been primarily one-sided, with Muslims generally and Rohingyas specifically the targets and victims,” Benjamin Zawacki, a Bangkok-based researcher for Amnesty International, told The Associated Press. “Some of this is by the security forces’ own hands, some by Rakhine Buddhists with the security forces turning a blind eye in some cases.”

The government in Myanmar, recently lauded for taking steps toward democratization, declared a state of emergency in June following the outbreak of violence allegedly sparked by the rape and killing of a Buddhist woman by members of the Rohingya minority -- a largely Muslim group on the country’s western border with Bangladesh. The official death toll stands at 78, though activists say it is likely much higher and prompted the UN to call for independent investigation over human rights violations.

The Rohingya, meanwhile, remain caught between a hostile populace and a neighboring Muslim nation in Bangladesh that refuses to open its borders to fleeing refugees.

Such is the irony in a country famous for its Valley of the Temples and its unrivaled devotion to the Buddha. Alas, while Buddhism through a Western lens can appear rosy for its message of compassion, inner peace, and self-cultivation, in Asian societies Buddhism as an institution has much broader political applications.

Five years ago thousands of monks across Myanmar led in mass demonstrations against the military junta that paralyzed the former capital Yangon and other cities. The catalyst was an economic crisis, coupled with a devastating typhoon that destroyed homes and rice fields. The government’s failure to respond drove the monks to revolt, leading to the arrest and beating of hundreds of clergy. In such an overwhelmingly Buddhist country as Myanmar, the crackdown posed serious risks for the leadership.

For the monks, on the other hand, if fighting on behalf of the people seemed a moral necessity, such “spiritual engagement” apparently does not extend to the country’s Muslims -- estimated at around 800,000. They are a population denied citizenship and, by extension, the beneficence of the Buddha.

In 2001 monks handed out anti-Muslim pamphlets that resulted in the burning of Muslim homes, destruction of 11 mosques and the killing of over 200 Muslims in the Pegu region. Four years earlier, another anti-Muslim riot broke out in Mandalay during the worship of a Buddha statue at the Maha Myatmuni pagoda. In that incident, an estimated 1,500 Buddhist monks led the attack on nearby mosques and Muslim-owned businesses, looting as they went.

As for the current crisis, Human Rights Watch is strongly urging the Burmese government to end arbitrary and incommunicado detention, and “redeploy and hold accountable security forces implicated in serious abuses. Burmese authorities should ensure safe access to the area by the United Nations (UN), independent humanitarian organizations, and the media.”

“The Burmese government needs to put an immediate end to the abusive sweeps by the security forces against Rohingya communities,” noted Elaine Pearson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Anyone being held should be promptly charged or released, and their relatives given access.”

So far the killings have garnered little attention in the West, where they have registered little more than a blip in the news cycle. Equally as troubling, however, has been the muted response of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi – an icon of human rights across Southeast Asia. Her recent tepid call for ethnic equality in Myanmar, nearly two months after the violence erupted, was met with uniform criticism around the world.

In the 1960s the renowned Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh coined the term “Engaged Buddhism.” The intent, then as now, was to exhort fellow monks to emerge from their temples and engage with a society then in the grips of war.

The practice continues across much of South and Southeast Asia today. One example is the long drawn out war in Sri Lanka, during which militant monks formed their own political party, held seats in parliament and advocated military solutions to the conflict with the Tamil Tigers.

In Vietnam, the ruling class knows each time a Buddhist monk sets himself ablaze they'd better watch out. That was certainly true in 1963 when a Buddhist monk named Thich Quang Duc immolated himself in downtown Saigon to protest a crackdown on Buddhism. Unrest grew as civilian fear turned into anger, and the Catholic controlled regime of Ngo Dinh Diem fell soon afterward. The current communist regime still keeps a number of leading clergymen under house arrest for fear for a popular revolt.

But if Myanmar’s monks held the moral high ground five years ago when they protested against government oppression, that standing has quickly turned into a deep and dark sinkhole of depravity amid calls for the majority to oppress their neighbors.

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion renew humanity,” the historical Buddha, Gautama Siddharta, once said.

One wonders what he would say now, as innocent blood is shed in his name, and the path toward enlightenment that he taught to relieve the suffering of all beings had somehow derailed into a dark road of rebirth in the lowest levels of hell?


NAM editor, Andrew Lam, is author of East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres and Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora. His next book, Birds of Paradise Lost, a collection of short story, is due out in 2013.



 

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Anonymous

Posted Jul 31 2012

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion renew humanity,”.. Nope, the Buddha did not say that. Similarly, much of your article is erroneous. There may be conflict between the 2 communities, and some monks may be involved, but by and large, the monks have been a calming influence on their population for years when the Rohingyas committed a series of crimes across Rakhine state. The government neglected the problem allowing the Rohingya population to grow. The Burmese have had enough and rightly wish to evict the illegal immigrants from their land. Bangladesh must take them back.

Anonymous

Posted Jul 31 2012

In Bodh Gaya, the holiest shrine in the world for Buddhists, you can hear the prayers from a nearby mosque blasted thru a loud-speaker. Try the same stunt in Mecca or Vatican city and the world will erupt. So if the Burmese are pushing back, they would have a damn good reason.

Anonymous

Posted Jul 31 2012

Andrew Lam joins the long line of NGO-ers who sing the Iranian tune about the whole world being against Muslims. Muslims can do no wrong. The Rakhines never had any valid complaints. Myanmar must fall into its place as a dhimmi and obey directives from the OIC.

Anonymous

Posted Jul 31 2012

The western press is painting this as though it is a religious conflict. Yes there are hooligans on both sides of this riot but it is not a religious conflict and the Press is irresponsible for painting it that way. A few years ago, the Lebanese and Bangladeshi immigrants were attacked in Sydney. Why didn't the Press call that a Christian/Muslim conflict? Don't fall into the trap of the western press. We know their motives.

Anonymous

Posted Jul 31 2012

Now the truth is coming out against all these Islamic propaganda. The death toll of 20, 000 Rohingyas as mentioned in the Muslim and copycat media, without the names and details of the victims, points to absolute fabrications. Check on Youtube where the true account of Arakanese victims were ducumented with genuine photos. In contrast some of the pro-Rohingya stories showed the photos of those innocent Rakhine citizens killed by Muslim mobs, cheating the unsuspecting people of many nations. Everybody knows who is more likely to tell lies, Rohinyas or Myanmars in Arakan State! The former lies to get sympathy and to justify their unauthorised mass migration to more prosperous countries like Australia and Malaysia. Myanmar is being used as stepping stone. Many Muslims shamelessly claim that Islam will be the main world religion soon. Watch out. Don't become fools. Look at what is happening in Syria and Afganistan. They are killing themselves. They will dismiss all other faiths in the world.

Anonymous

Posted Jul 31 2012

Now the truth is coming out against all these Islamic propaganda. The death toll of 20, 000 Rohingyas as mentioned in the Muslim and copycat media, without the names and details of the victims, points to absolute fabrications. Check on Youtube where the true account of Arakanese victims were ducumented with genuine photos. In contrast some of the pro-Rohingya stories showed the photos of those innocent Rakhine citizens killed by Muslim mobs, cheating the unsuspecting people of many nations. Everybody knows who is more likely to tell lies, Rohinyas or Myanmars in Arakan State! The former lies to get sympathy and to justify their unauthorised mass migration to more prosperous countries like Australia and Malaysia. Myanmar is being used as stepping stone. Many Muslims shamelessly claim that Islam will be the main world religion soon. Watch out. Don't become fools. Look at what is happening in Syria and Afganistan. They are killing themselves. They will dismiss all other faiths in the world.

Anonymous

Posted Jul 31 2012

fuck u the blody basted

Anonymous

Posted Aug 1 2012

Iran led islam media, Iran want to show that she is the police on islamic world. Islam, in other hand show no respect to others religion and no resprect to infidels local administration govt, thats why many people hate islam. Nobody like islam, islam only bring chaos to every land they step in. How they infiltrate into someone teritory? by using immigrant techniques. one by one and suddenly it becomes thousand islamic militants. the technique used on turkey, indonesia (transmigrant), australia, us, europe,england, and west india.

Anonymous

Posted Aug 1 2012

Iran led islam media, Iran want to show that she is the police on islamic world. Islam, in other hand show no respect to others religion and no resprect to infidels local administration govt, thats why many people hate islam. Nobody like islam, islam only bring chaos to every land they step in. How they infiltrate into someone teritory? by using immigrant techniques. one by one and suddenly it becomes thousand islamic militants. the technique used on turkey, indonesia (transmigrant), australia, us, europe,england, and west india.

Anonymous

Posted Aug 1 2012

Iran led islam media, Iran want to show that she is the police on islamic world. Islam, in other hand show no respect to others religion and no resprect to infidels local administration govt, thats why many people hate islam. Nobody like islam, islam only bring chaos to every land they step in. How they infiltrate into someone teritory? by using immigrant techniques. one by one and suddenly it becomes thousand islamic militants. the technique used on turkey, indonesia (transmigrant), australia, us, europe,england, and west india.

Anonymous

Posted Aug 1 2012

Iran led islam media, Iran want to show that she is the police on islamic world. Islam, in other hand show no respect to others religion and no resprect to infidels local administration govt, thats why many people hate islam. Nobody like islam, islam only bring chaos to every land they step in. How they infiltrate into someone teritory? by using immigrant techniques. one by one and suddenly it becomes thousand islamic militants. the technique used on turkey, indonesia (transmigrant), australia, us, europe,england, and west india.

Anonymous

Posted Aug 1 2012

Iran led islam media, Iran want to show that she is the police on islamic world. Islam, in other hand show no respect to others religion and no resprect to infidels local administration govt, thats why many people hate islam. Nobody like islam, islam only bring chaos to every land they step in. How they infiltrate into someone teritory? by using immigrant techniques. one by one and suddenly it becomes thousand islamic militants. the technique used on turkey, indonesia (transmigrant), australia, us, europe,england, and west india.

Anonymous

Posted Aug 1 2012

Iran led islam media, Iran want to show that she is the police on islamic world. Islam, in other hand show no respect to others religion and no resprect to infidels local administration govt, thats why many people hate islam. Nobody like islam, islam only bring chaos to every land they step in. How they infiltrate into someone teritory? by using immigrant techniques. one by one and suddenly it becomes thousand islamic militants. the technique used on turkey, indonesia (transmigrant), australia, us, europe,england, and west india.

Anonymous

Posted Aug 1 2012

Strange how hypocrite people are .......there who view is change and how they are justifying the killing of Minorities..one idiot has tried to take the real issue away by pulling some Bodh gaya. Sick people.

This is the favorite phrase right now people use...when they want genocide they simple kill and tag them as immigrant!

This always happen when minorities are butchered in state sponsored terrorism media remains silent but when the minority will retaliate the whole media will show them by tagging as terrorist.

Anonymous

Posted Aug 1 2012

Strange how hypocrite people are .......there who view is change and how they are justifying the killing of Minorities..one idiot has tried to take the real issue away by pulling some Bodh gaya. Sick people.

This is the favorite phrase right now people use...when they want genocide they simple kill and tag them as immigrant!

This always happen when minorities are butchered in state sponsored terrorism media remains silent but when the minority will retaliate the whole media will show them by tagging as terrorist.

Anonymous

Posted Aug 3 2012

One piece of information that was left out of these news article is that Muslims have been terrorizing Burmese villages one after another.  But none of the Muslims anywhere in the world or anyone have done or said anything about the situation.   After so many Burmese villagers have been beaten , shot, rob and raped by Muslims,  these villagers have to do something to stop the violence perpetuated by Muslims and protect their familes. We can see that before the riot erupted  the muslims have been terrorizing Burmese villagers continuously for a period of time:  

Buthidaung: Some remote Buddhist villages in southern Buthidaung Township, 80 miles north of Sittwe, are under threat of damage due to the rampant Muslim robbers in the area, report local people widely. 


A villager in Kwe Gomaw Village said, "The authority is not protecting our village right now. So many families are thinking of moving to more safe places like downtown Buthidaung, where many army battalions are stationed." 

The village of Kwe Gomaw is located near Nyung Chaung Nasaka outpost in southern Buthidaung Township, and the village was hit by dacoits on 1 January, 2011. 

"At 12 pm on 1 January, around 30 armed Muslim robbers surrounded our village. After that the robbers entered our village and robbed property from all the houses one by one. When a villager refused to give over his property, a robber beat him with his gun and injured his head. Properties worth 3 million kyat were taken by the robbers," the villager said. 

After the robbers left the village, they hit another Buddhist village in the area, Thein Daung Byint, where many people of the Dynet tribes are living. 

During the second attack, the village chairman's wife was severely wounded when some of the robbers opened fire on villagers who were trying to fight back against them. The woman is now hospitalized in Buthidaung in critical condition, although her condition is improving. 

A villager from Thein Daung Byint said, "We are now afraid to live in our village because we have no safety, despite that our village is located in inner Buthidaung Township, not in the border area. Moreover, when we informed the Nasaka officers about the robber, the officers beat us because were unable to defend ourselves against the robbers. Now we are facing many difficulties living in our village." 

During December, 2010, a large robbery also took place in Shwet Bying Village under Zaydi Bying circle in Rathidaung Township. The villagers lost 30 million kyat of property. The robbery was also committed by a group of armed Muslim dacoits. 

The Muslim robbers have never robbed any Muslim villages in the area, having so far only struck Buddhist villages in Buthidaung Township. Because of this, many ordinary citizens, including those in the Muslim community, are anxious that the robberies might foment conflict and lead to riots among the people in the area. 

Anonymous

Posted Aug 4 2012

One piece of information that was left out of these news article is that Muslims have been terrorizing Burmese villages one after another.  But none of the Muslims anywhere in the world or anyone have done or said anything about the situation.   After so many Burmese villagers have been beaten , shot, rob and raped by Muslims,  these villagers have to do something to stop the violence perpetuated by Muslims and protect their familes. We can see that before the riot erupted  the muslims have been terrorizing Burmese villagers continuously for a period of time:  

Buthidaung: Some remote Buddhist villages in southern Buthidaung Township, 80 miles north of Sittwe, are under threat of damage due to the rampant Muslim robbers in the area, report local people widely. 


A villager in Kwe Gomaw Village said, "The authority is not protecting our village right now. So many families are thinking of moving to more safe places like downtown Buthidaung, where many army battalions are stationed." 

The village of Kwe Gomaw is located near Nyung Chaung Nasaka outpost in southern Buthidaung Township, and the village was hit by dacoits on 1 January, 2011. 

"At 12 pm on 1 January, around 30 armed Muslim robbers surrounded our village. After that the robbers entered our village and robbed property from all the houses one by one. When a villager refused to give over his property, a robber beat him with his gun and injured his head. Properties worth 3 million kyat were taken by the robbers," the villager said. 

After the robbers left the village, they hit another Buddhist village in the area, Thein Daung Byint, where many people of the Dynet tribes are living. 

During the second attack, the village chairman's wife was severely wounded when some of the robbers opened fire on villagers who were trying to fight back against them. The woman is now hospitalized in Buthidaung in critical condition, although her condition is improving. 

A villager from Thein Daung Byint said, "We are now afraid to live in our village because we have no safety, despite that our village is located in inner Buthidaung Township, not in the border area. Moreover, when we informed the Nasaka officers about the robber, the officers beat us because were unable to defend ourselves against the robbers. Now we are facing many difficulties living in our village." 

During December, 2010, a large robbery also took place in Shwet Bying Village under Zaydi Bying circle in Rathidaung Township. The villagers lost 30 million kyat of property. The robbery was also committed by a group of armed Muslim dacoits. 

The Muslim robbers have never robbed any Muslim villages in the area, having so far only struck Buddhist villages in Buthidaung Township. Because of this, many ordinary citizens, including those in the Muslim community, are anxious that the robberies might foment conflict and lead to riots among the people in the area. 

Anonymous

Posted Aug 4 2012

One piece of information that was left out of these news article is that Muslims have been terrorizing Burmese villages one after another.  But none of the Muslims anywhere in the world or anyone have done or said anything about the situation.   After so many Burmese villagers have been beaten , shot, rob and raped by Muslims,  these villagers have to do something to stop the violence perpetuated by Muslims and protect their familes. We can see that before the riot erupted  the muslims have been terrorizing Burmese villagers continuously for a period of time:  

Buthidaung: Some remote Buddhist villages in southern Buthidaung Township, 80 miles north of Sittwe, are under threat of damage due to the rampant Muslim robbers in the area, report local people widely. 


A villager in Kwe Gomaw Village said, "The authority is not protecting our village right now. So many families are thinking of moving to more safe places like downtown Buthidaung, where many army battalions are stationed." 

The village of Kwe Gomaw is located near Nyung Chaung Nasaka outpost in southern Buthidaung Township, and the village was hit by dacoits on 1 January, 2011. 

"At 12 pm on 1 January, around 30 armed Muslim robbers surrounded our village. After that the robbers entered our village and robbed property from all the houses one by one. When a villager refused to give over his property, a robber beat him with his gun and injured his head. Properties worth 3 million kyat were taken by the robbers," the villager said. 

After the robbers left the village, they hit another Buddhist village in the area, Thein Daung Byint, where many people of the Dynet tribes are living. 

During the second attack, the village chairman's wife was severely wounded when some of the robbers opened fire on villagers who were trying to fight back against them. The woman is now hospitalized in Buthidaung in critical condition, although her condition is improving. 

A villager from Thein Daung Byint said, "We are now afraid to live in our village because we have no safety, despite that our village is located in inner Buthidaung Township, not in the border area. Moreover, when we informed the Nasaka officers about the robber, the officers beat us because were unable to defend ourselves against the robbers. Now we are facing many difficulties living in our village." 

During December, 2010, a large robbery also took place in Shwet Bying Village under Zaydi Bying circle in Rathidaung Township. The villagers lost 30 million kyat of property. The robbery was also committed by a group of armed Muslim dacoits. 

The Muslim robbers have never robbed any Muslim villages in the area, having so far only struck Buddhist villages in Buthidaung Township. Because of this, many ordinary citizens, including those in the Muslim community, are anxious that the robberies might foment conflict and lead to riots among the people in the area. 

Anonymous

Posted Aug 4 2012

One piece of information that was left out of these news article is that Muslims have been terrorizing Burmese villages one after another.  But none of the Muslims anywhere in the world or anyone have done or said anything about the situation.   After so many Burmese villagers have been beaten , shot, rob and raped by Muslims,  these villagers have to do something to stop the violence perpetuated by Muslims and protect their familes. We can see that before the riot erupted  the muslims have been terrorizing Burmese villagers continuously for a period of time:  

Buthidaung: Some remote Buddhist villages in southern Buthidaung Township, 80 miles north of Sittwe, are under threat of damage due to the rampant Muslim robbers in the area, report local people widely. 


A villager in Kwe Gomaw Village said, "The authority is not protecting our village right now. So many families are thinking of moving to more safe places like downtown Buthidaung, where many army battalions are stationed." 

The village of Kwe Gomaw is located near Nyung Chaung Nasaka outpost in southern Buthidaung Township, and the village was hit by dacoits on 1 January, 2011. 

"At 12 pm on 1 January, around 30 armed Muslim robbers surrounded our village. After that the robbers entered our village and robbed property from all the houses one by one. When a villager refused to give over his property, a robber beat him with his gun and injured his head. Properties worth 3 million kyat were taken by the robbers," the villager said. 

After the robbers left the village, they hit another Buddhist village in the area, Thein Daung Byint, where many people of the Dynet tribes are living. 

During the second attack, the village chairman's wife was severely wounded when some of the robbers opened fire on villagers who were trying to fight back against them. The woman is now hospitalized in Buthidaung in critical condition, although her condition is improving. 

A villager from Thein Daung Byint said, "We are now afraid to live in our village because we have no safety, despite that our village is located in inner Buthidaung Township, not in the border area. Moreover, when we informed the Nasaka officers about the robber, the officers beat us because were unable to defend ourselves against the robbers. Now we are facing many difficulties living in our village." 

During December, 2010, a large robbery also took place in Shwet Bying Village under Zaydi Bying circle in Rathidaung Township. The villagers lost 30 million kyat of property. The robbery was also committed by a group of armed Muslim dacoits. 

The Muslim robbers have never robbed any Muslim villages in the area, having so far only struck Buddhist villages in Buthidaung Township. Because of this, many ordinary citizens, including those in the Muslim community, are anxious that the robberies might foment conflict and lead to riots among the people in the area. 

Anonymous

Posted Aug 4 2012

One piece of information that was left out of these news article is that Muslims have been terrorizing Burmese villages one after another.  But none of the Muslims anywhere in the world or anyone have done or said anything about the situation.   After so many Burmese villagers have been beaten , shot, rob and raped by Muslims,  these villagers have to do something to stop the violence perpetuated by Muslims and protect their familes. We can see that before the riot erupted  the muslims have been terrorizing Burmese villagers continuously for a period of time:  

Buthidaung: Some remote Buddhist villages in southern Buthidaung Township, 80 miles north of Sittwe, are under threat of damage due to the rampant Muslim robbers in the area, report local people widely. 


A villager in Kwe Gomaw Village said, "The authority is not protecting our village right now. So many families are thinking of moving to more safe places like downtown Buthidaung, where many army battalions are stationed." 

The village of Kwe Gomaw is located near Nyung Chaung Nasaka outpost in southern Buthidaung Township, and the village was hit by dacoits on 1 January, 2011. 

"At 12 pm on 1 January, around 30 armed Muslim robbers surrounded our village. After that the robbers entered our village and robbed property from all the houses one by one. When a villager refused to give over his property, a robber beat him with his gun and injured his head. Properties worth 3 million kyat were taken by the robbers," the villager said. 

After the robbers left the village, they hit another Buddhist village in the area, Thein Daung Byint, where many people of the Dynet tribes are living. 

During the second attack, the village chairman's wife was severely wounded when some of the robbers opened fire on villagers who were trying to fight back against them. The woman is now hospitalized in Buthidaung in critical condition, although her condition is improving. 

A villager from Thein Daung Byint said, "We are now afraid to live in our village because we have no safety, despite that our village is located in inner Buthidaung Township, not in the border area. Moreover, when we informed the Nasaka officers about the robber, the officers beat us because were unable to defend ourselves against the robbers. Now we are facing many difficulties living in our village." 

During December, 2010, a large robbery also took place in Shwet Bying Village under Zaydi Bying circle in Rathidaung Township. The villagers lost 30 million kyat of property. The robbery was also committed by a group of armed Muslim dacoits. 

The Muslim robbers have never robbed any Muslim villages in the area, having so far only struck Buddhist villages in Buthidaung Township. Because of this, many ordinary citizens, including those in the Muslim community, are anxious that the robberies might foment conflict and lead to riots among the people in the area. 

Anonymous

Posted Aug 4 2012


Andrew Lam : "One wonders what he would say now, as innocent blood is shed in his name, and the path toward enlightenment that he taught to relieve the suffering of human beings had somehow derailed into a dark road of rebirth in the lowest levels of hell?"

Regarding  " innocent blood" :

If you have taken the time to better inform yourself before writing this misleading article you would have known that Muslims have been beating, shooting, robbing and raping these villagers one village after another.  No Muslims have done or said a thing about it nor does anyone one else had bother to.    

About  " in his name" :

When it comes to the villagers taking action it is to protect their families from further attack from Muslims .   For example if your village and family are is attacked by the Taliban ,  would you take action to protect your family and relatives. It is a Safety Issue a Social Issue. It is for the purpose of protection of the families and relatives  when a group terrorizes your villages.  

 I am wondering ,  how then do you conclude that their action is " in his name".  

And just in case you are still wondering about what the Buddha would say :

As far as I know the Buddha doesn't prohibit people from protecting their families and relatives.  These villagers have been terrorized by Muslims one village after another for some time.  But none of the Muslims or anyone say or do anything about it .  Finally they have to take action to protect their villages and families.  


 To say that Muslims are innocent is misleading,  and totally slandering when claiming that they are doing it " in his name" .   This is a survival and safety issue for the Burmese villagers.  

Anonymous

Posted Aug 4 2012

A writer that write misleading article which malign others like this is accruing terrible karmic debts.

Anonymous

Posted Aug 5 2012

Please translate these Burmese to English.
ဗုဒၵဘာသာဘုန္းၾကီးဆိုတဲ့လူတန္းစားဟာ ဗုဒၵဘာသာေပ်ာက္မွာကို သိပ္စိုးရိမ္တဲ့လူတန္းစားပါ။ ဘာျဖစ္လို႔လဲဆိုေတာ့ ကိုးကြယ္တဲ့သူမ်ားမ်ားရွိမွ သူတို႔ ၀၀လင္လင္စားရတာေလ။ ဗုဒၵဘာသာဘုန္းၾကီးလူတန္းစားဟာ အလုပ္လုံး၀မလုပ္ပဲ လႈပါ လႈပါ လႈပါ မလႈရင္ ေသတဲ့အခါ ငရဲက်မယ္ ။ ငရဲက်မယ္ဆိုၿပီး ျခိမ္းေျခာက္ေဟာၾကားၿပီး ညာစားေနၾကတာပါ။ အျခားသာသနာထဲကို လုံး၀မယုံၾကည္၊မကူးေျပာင္းဖုိ႔ နဲ႔ တျခားသာသနာေတြကို နွိပ္ကြပ္ေစာ္ကားၿပီး တရားေဟာတာေတြဟာ ဘုန္းၾကီးသာသနာေပ်ာက္မွာစိုးလို႔ပါ။ သာသနာေပ်ာက္ရင္ သန္းနဲ႔ခ်ီေသာ ဘုန္းၾကီးအလုပ္လက္မဲ့မ်ား ငတ္မြတ္ၾကမွာစိုးရိမ္လို႔ပါ။ ကိုယ္က တင္ေကၽြးထားတဲ့ ဘုန္းၾကီးေတြကို ကိုယ္ကိုယ္တိုင္ ဖိန္႔ဖိန္႔တုန္ ေၾကာက္ၾကတဲ့ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားဟာ သနားစရာ ဥာဏ္နည္းပါးသူေတြပါ။ ဘုန္းၾကီးေတြဟာ ဘာသာေရးအလုပ္တင္မကပဲ လူမႈေရးမွာလဲ၀င္အာဏာျပၾက။ တရားစီရင္ေရးေတြမွာလဲ၀င္ေႏွာက္ယွက္ၾက။ယုတ္စြအဆုံး လမ္းေဘးမွာ ေခြးဖင္ပူးတာက အစ ၀င္ပါၾကပါတယ္။ ေခ တ္သစ္ အရည္းၾကီးေတြေလ။ ေက်ာင္းကို လာတဲ့ ဒကာမကို သိမ္းသြင္း အတူအိပ္ (မုဒိမ္းက်င့္) ဒကာမကလဲ မုဒိန္းက်င့္ခံရရင္ေတာင္မွ မတိုင္ရဲ(သူက ဘုန္းၾကီးတာကုိး)။တုိင္ေတာ့လဲ ရဲဆိုတဲ့ လက္နက္ကိုင္ အဖြဲ႔အစည္းကပါ ဘုန္းၾကီးကို ေၾကာက္။အေရးမယူ။ ေအာ္ ဘုန္းၾကီးသာသနာ၀င္ေတြ ဥာဏ္နည္းသူေတြေရ သနားလုိက္တာ..... ဘုန္းၾကီးဆိုတာ ၂၀၀၇ က စစ္တပ္လို ပစ္သတ္တဲ့သူေတြကိုပဲေၾကာက္တာ။တကယ္လဲပစ္ေရာ ေျပးလုိက္ၾကတာတန္းလုိ႔။ အဲဒီလိုမ်ဳးိမ်ားမ်ားပစ္မွ ဘုန္းၾကီးလူတန္းစားဟာ ျငိမ္ / ပိ သြားမွာ။ႏို႔မို႔ရင္ ဘုန္းၾကီးသာသနာတည္ျမဲဖို႔ အျခားဘာသာေတြကို ေစာ္ကားပုတ္ခတ္။ ေျမွာက္ပင့္ေဟာၾကားေနၾကဦးမွာအေသအခ်ာပါ။

Anonymous

Posted Aug 5 2012

Please translate these Burmese to English.
ဗုဒၵဘာသာဘုန္းၾကီးဆိုတဲ့လူတန္းစားဟာ ဗုဒၵဘာသာေပ်ာက္မွာကို သိပ္စိုးရိမ္တဲ့လူတန္းစားပါ။ ဘာျဖစ္လို႔လဲဆိုေတာ့ ကိုးကြယ္တဲ့သူမ်ားမ်ားရွိမွ သူတို႔ ၀၀လင္လင္စားရတာေလ။ ဗုဒၵဘာသာဘုန္းၾကီးလူတန္းစားဟာ အလုပ္လုံး၀မလုပ္ပဲ လႈပါ လႈပါ လႈပါ မလႈရင္ ေသတဲ့အခါ ငရဲက်မယ္ ။ ငရဲက်မယ္ဆိုၿပီး ျခိမ္းေျခာက္ေဟာၾကားၿပီး ညာစားေနၾကတာပါ။ အျခားသာသနာထဲကို လုံး၀မယုံၾကည္၊မကူးေျပာင္းဖုိ႔ နဲ႔ တျခားသာသနာေတြကို နွိပ္ကြပ္ေစာ္ကားၿပီး တရားေဟာတာေတြဟာ ဘုန္းၾကီးသာသနာေပ်ာက္မွာစိုးလို႔ပါ။ သာသနာေပ်ာက္ရင္ သန္းနဲ႔ခ်ီေသာ ဘုန္းၾကီးအလုပ္လက္မဲ့မ်ား ငတ္မြတ္ၾကမွာစိုးရိမ္လို႔ပါ။ ကိုယ္က တင္ေကၽြးထားတဲ့ ဘုန္းၾကီးေတြကို ကိုယ္ကိုယ္တိုင္ ဖိန္႔ဖိန္႔တုန္ ေၾကာက္ၾကတဲ့ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားဟာ သနားစရာ ဥာဏ္နည္းပါးသူေတြပါ။ ဘုန္းၾကီးေတြဟာ ဘာသာေရးအလုပ္တင္မကပဲ လူမႈေရးမွာလဲ၀င္အာဏာျပၾက။ တရားစီရင္ေရးေတြမွာလဲ၀င္ေႏွာက္ယွက္ၾက။ယုတ္စြအဆုံး လမ္းေဘးမွာ ေခြးဖင္ပူးတာက အစ ၀င္ပါၾကပါတယ္။ ေခ တ္သစ္ အရည္းၾကီးေတြေလ။ ေက်ာင္းကို လာတဲ့ ဒကာမကို သိမ္းသြင္း အတူအိပ္ (မုဒိမ္းက်င့္) ဒကာမကလဲ မုဒိန္းက်င့္ခံရရင္ေတာင္မွ မတိုင္ရဲ(သူက ဘုန္းၾကီးတာကုိး)။တုိင္ေတာ့လဲ ရဲဆိုတဲ့ လက္နက္ကိုင္ အဖြဲ႔အစည္းကပါ ဘုန္းၾကီးကို ေၾကာက္။အေရးမယူ။ ေအာ္ ဘုန္းၾကီးသာသနာ၀င္ေတြ ဥာဏ္နည္းသူေတြေရ သနားလုိက္တာ..... ဘုန္းၾကီးဆိုတာ ၂၀၀၇ က စစ္တပ္လို ပစ္သတ္တဲ့သူေတြကိုပဲေၾကာက္တာ။တကယ္လဲပစ္ေရာ ေျပးလုိက္ၾကတာတန္းလုိ႔။ အဲဒီလိုမ်ဳးိမ်ားမ်ားပစ္မွ ဘုန္းၾကီးလူတန္းစားဟာ ျငိမ္ / ပိ သြားမွာ။ႏို႔မို႔ရင္ ဘုန္းၾကီးသာသနာတည္ျမဲဖို႔ အျခားဘာသာေတြကို ေစာ္ကားပုတ္ခတ္။ ေျမွာက္ပင့္ေဟာၾကားေနၾကဦးမွာအေသအခ်ာပါ။

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