What's a Buddhist to do.....all is ignorance and falsehood.
Just heard a blurb by our local media stateing Iran is responsible for helping fund Taliban fighting our soldiers in Afghanistan.
This is of course completely and entirely propoganda. The Taliban in Pakistan have just today acknowledged causeing a suicide bombing in Pakistan which resulted in the deaths of about 70 or so Shia at a religious gathering.
The Taliban we will find are Suni fundamentalists, and do not consider Shia even to be Muslim. Which is a most heinous insult in this part of the world. Iran of course is Shia.
Pakistan is 80% Suni and 20% Shia.
So the groundwork is laid very slowly and methodically for war with Iran, as it was prior for Iraq.
What's a Buddhist to do..... I emailed the local stations that broadcast this nonsense and called them to task on it. Otherwise I in the US.....I bear karmic fault and responsibility of a sort which will have negative consequence. If I do nothing.
If they had it here locally....they had it where you are.... if you are in the US(and this was not a Fox station). If you missed it...I guarantee you they will repeat this falsehood.
If I do nothing, to my opinion, i hazard being reborn in a nation that is eventually unjustly attacked by another larger more powerful one and hazard personal loss as result. So I do something, a bit for compassion and a bit for this reason...even though what I may do is very small.
I think not...but if this violates a forum rule.... moderator please delete.
75% of the american people believed prior to the Iraq war that Saddam H was responsible for the world trade center bombings.....there was not a shred of truth to that lie and combined with the other fictions this particular successful propogandistic effort, resulted in (by most counts) at least 600 K dead Iraq peoples who would not have died. Of similiar nature is this, and similiar result will likely eventually follow.
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.