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Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

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Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby daverupa » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:46 pm

"A group of Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka led a crowd that demolished a Muslim shrine last week, the BBC has learned.

"This incident took place on Saturday in Anuradhapura, an ancient Buddhist city and Unesco world heritage site.

"The monk who led the group told the BBC he did it because the shrine was on land that was given to Sinhalese Buddhists 2,000 years ago.

"But a prominent Muslim in the area said he was very sad and the sentiment was shared by many Sinhalese too."


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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby SDC » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:20 pm

Sad.

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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby morning mist » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:08 pm

Although Muslims have destroyed countless great monuments in Buddhism but there is no need to destroy their shrine. Perhaps they aren't happy about Muslim trying to build a Mosque on a Buddhist UNESCO site.

Similar situation in Thailand where innocent Buddhists are being brutally slaughtered:

8 Buddhists killed by Muslims in 3 separate attacks in Thai South
http://quitenormal.wordpress.com/2011/0 ... hai-south/
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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby Claudia » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:41 pm

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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby morning mist » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:00 pm

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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:01 pm

I've heard it said "there has never been a Buddhist war". Not sure I believe it.

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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby morning mist » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:08 pm

Of course wars take place in every countries. It would be nice if Buddhist don't get attack. But the reality is they do get attack. For example, Ghandhara was attacked and everyone was forced to become Muslim or die . Buddhist in India was wiped out for some time after violent attacks.

By the way, are there any Buddhist monasteries in the Maldives.
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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby morning mist » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:29 pm

It is related to Buddhist and Muslim. So are we only suppose to discuss one aspect and not the other ? So if someone created a thread about how muslim destroy Buddhist lives and property right now , no one is suppose to post anything else about their relationship, conflict, etc..
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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:40 pm

Topic: "Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine"

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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby morning mist » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:45 pm

Since this topic came up I thought maybe I should look into the situations and relationship between Buddhist and Muslims right now and these are some of the information that came up that I haven't noticed before even though some of them just occurred recently as well.
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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby Viscid » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:51 pm

To my knowledge, relations between Muslims and Buddhists in Sri Lanka have been rather peaceful thus far.. or at least they're indifferent to one another. I suppose it was inevitable that tensions between the two would rise.

Just because they're Buddhist monks doesn't necessarily mean they're adherent to the Noble Eightfold Path. The vinaya has become so lax there that many monks are just as ill-behaved as anyone else.
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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby morning mist » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:54 pm

I wonder if there are any Buddhist monasteries in the Maldives.
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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby Viscid » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:57 pm

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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby cooran » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:58 pm

Hello all,

The OP is about a single instance of a group of people led by one monk removing a shrine constructed by Muslims in a country that has just ended a long civl war.

Interaction is different all over the world.

In Brisbane, there is a large Muslim population, and their Eid festival is well attended by people of all religions. I've attended weddings of my Muslim friends, and meet regularly for coffee and chat. Just as I do with my Buddhist friends, just as I do with my Christian friends.

In the same way that most Buddhists are open-minded and intent on wholesome practice - so are the majority of Muslims in the world.

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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:19 pm

:focus: ?

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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby daverupa » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:19 pm

I had intended the discussion to revolve around a Buddhist response to a monk acting in this way. The Muslim component is quite beside the point, and the emerging tit-for-tat mentality in some posts is quite embarrassing.

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Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:21 pm

Agreed :focus: ?


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