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Emboldened, Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist Come Up With A List Of DEMANDS!

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Θ Myanmar Buddhist dictate population control.
Θ All Buddhists should be ashamed re. Myanmar.
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Θ Curb Buddhist extremists …                    Θ Curbing the Extremists

∠∠ Buddhists can be funny.                ∠∠ Buddha’s descendants.
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I got these DEMANDS in an e-mail, from Sri Lanka, yesterday.

This is just an extract to demonstrate the kind of thing that they are after.

This would be LAUGHABLE if not for the fact that these folks are deadly serious and will kill for this! Never mind Buddhism’s so called pacificity. That is long forgotten now.



1. Protecting the status of the Sinhala Buddhist majority that built the Sinhale nation

  • Recognise Sri Lanka as a predominantly Buddhist country and uphold the Sinhala Buddhist civilization and its ethos constitutionally and legally. (for over 2600 years Buddhism was State religion invited by royal invitation and the compassionate nature of Buddhism ensured treatment of all citizens and even visitors with compassion).
  • Secure the foremost status of Buddhism and foster Buddhism both within and outside the country while ensuring the right to freedom of religious practice for all other religions (right to practice religion does not entitle the head offices of these religions to strategically change the pre- existing and current religious and cultural landscape of Sri Lanka to create one where their religion becomes majority with time).
  • Follow 70-30 representation – Majority Sinhala Buddhists must be assured of representation at all levels of Government, Legislature, Executive, Judiciary etc. and across all systems, that reflects the 70% demographic ratio of Sinhala Buddhists in the country while only 30% of places in any system should be allocated to religious and ethnic minorities. Allocation of time for public service by MPs must be according to ethnic ratio.
  • Allocation of housing (flats/housing schemes) & any state allocation to be based on the ethnic ratio of the country – 70% to Sinhalese & 30% to minorities to be divided at their discretion
    Strive towards establishing a compassionate society in Sri Lanka which is all inclusive, protects all living beings and encourages peaceful co–existence between man and animal (a noble call no one can take objection to).
    Protection of the rights of Sinhala Buddhists in particular the lower income groups and addressing their grievances on a priority basis. Tamils will have India to provide aid, Muslims have over 50 Muslim nations to provide aid, Christians/Catholics have Western Christian nations & Vatican – Sinhala Buddhists have only the State that built the nation.
  • No ethnic ghettos allowed anywhere in Sri Lanka to prevent potential uprisings in the future based on sectarian ideologies and separatist identities.
    …  …  ….

2. Protecting heritage, history and natural environment

  • Declare Buddhist heritage sites as National Heritage sites providing both State protection and funds for preservation. But an end to attempts to eliminate national heritage/history via bogey of multiculturalis/multifaith and internationalism
  • No other religion that can with evidence claim to have existed prior to 2600 Buddhist history can demand joint-heritage claim status. Stop well planned moves to identify and declare historic Buddhist sites as multi faith sites e.g. Sri Pada. Kataragama, Dambulla etc.
  • Moratorium on construction of new places of religious worship via foreign funds coming from sources out to create ethnic/religious tension combined with their imperial expansion ideologies
  • Introduce anti-conversion (i.e., missionary) bill and ensure foreign-funded conversion of Buddhists and Hindus are legally dealt with.
  • Foremost place to Buddhism via Article 9 must require Buddha Sasana Minitry to task panels to regularly produce reports covering media distortions/other manipulations by western funded-NGOs(content analysis of current media to denigrate Buddhists), incursions of heritage areas/sites, brainwashing of children towards multiculturalism/multifaith in an effort to get them to abandon their links to heritage and denationalize them. Christianity has $170billion / Wahhabi slam has $87billion to promote their faith worldwide.
    …  …  ….

3. Language

  • Sinhala to be only official language of Sri Lanka.
  • Tamil to be secondary language and English link language.
  • Mandatory for all citizens to speak and write basic Sinhalese.

4. Rights of citizens

  • Equal land rights & ownership in any part of Sri Lanka for its citizens. No law should deny the right of citizen to purchase land & live in any part of Sri Lanka (this will address current demands for only Tamil land/only Muslim land while Tamils and Muslims secure right to live in all parts of Sri Lanka while Sinhalese will not have right to land or right to live in North or East.
  • Foreign service and other public service must include briefings on the pre-colonial history and the real patriots/heroes of Sri Lanka

There is more ….

But this should give YOU a good idea as to what they are DEMANDING.

 


Darker Side Of Sri Lanka Buddhism, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) — The BBC.

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Related posts:
Θ Myanmar population control by Buddhists.
Θ All Buddhists should be ashamed re. Myanmar.
Θ Extremist Buddhist violence …                Θ Appeal to all Buddhists
Θ Curb Buddhist extremists …                    Θ Curbing the Extremists

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∠∠ Buddhists can be funny.                ∠∠ Buddha’s descendants.
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Click here to access very good BBC original by Colombo-based Charles Haviland.


This extremist Buddhists muck-stirring, ably spurred on by unscrupulous hard-line Buddhist monks, this opportunistic yellow-robed reprobate, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara,  the chief culprit, have become totally out-of-control in Burma and Sri Lanka.

His statement, above, that “white people created all of the problems” is pure unadulterated TRIP. This is the ignorant Sri Lanka rhetoric ‘of late‘. I am NOT white, never have been and never will be. I was born brown in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Though I left Ceylon in 1967, a week ahead of my 14th birthday, I had already made up my mind that the “whites”, Europeans, had GOT us to where we were. My adoptive mother, as I have often stated, was an out-and-out Anglophile. I just assumed that my adoptive father, who did VERY well from the education he got under the British, felt the same way. It was only 20 years ago, when I was reading his first nonfiction book, that I found out that he claimed to be vehemently anti-British.

IF NOT for the whites there probably would be
no Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

IF NOT for the whites ‘we’ would all be (heaven forbid) circumcised, praying 5 times a day, observing Ramadan and a growing bloody beards! [Yes, of course, we have Muslims in Sri Lanka and as I pointed out in this post my adoptive father, who, at least on the surface, supported BBS, was best friends, inseparable, with a prominent Muslim, who he talked with, if not met, every day!] So don’t get this wrong. All I am saying is that Buddhists who spout this tripe about the whites forget that it was the British that made sure that the Buddhists remained a majority on the Island.

IF not for the whites we would not have had, in the mid-1900s, the health system, the education system, the transport system and governance that ENABLED the extremist Buddhists of today to have the platform they have.

I am NO LONGER a Buddhist either. No, I am NOT a Catholic either — despite being an avid papal historian who again is writing a book about popes now that my first book on orgasms is out.

I do NOT believe in any religion. I do not believe in life after death. Simple as that. So I have NO axe to grind.

It is JUST that, given the unprecedented exposure I had to Buddhism and Buddhist monks while growing up (because of my adoptive father’s involvement with the ‘movement’), I KNOW that Buddhism is not a religion of violence.

Buddhism should NOT have a Darker Side.
Simple as that.



This is my adoptive father, in 2014, a few months ahead of his death, endorsing Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara and the BBS. I only became aware of the YouTube video, when a relative forwarded the link, a couple of months after his death. He and I had not been close for decades. We were very different people with radically different views and values. I eschewed religion when I was 18 (and formed an inordinate fondness for white females). He was extremely religious and did not fully appreciate my preferences — though to be fair to him he never interfered or told me to change. And contrary to what many think, especially those in the family, he was actually rather PROUD that I was writing ‘scholarly’ books about popes! Despite his foibles there was one constant in his life. He was an academic to the core and appreciated academic pursuits — even if they were outside of his value-system. Plus, he had made a point of meeting with John Paul II multiple times — exploiting his credentials as an ambassador.

Four years prior to his death, when we were STILL on speaking terms, I asked him — verbally and via e-mail — to speak out about the extreme Buddhist movement in Sri Lanka and in particular the GARBAGE that they were trying to propagate that the Buddha was born in Sri Lanka. He admitted to me that HE KNEW that this was WRONG but he was unwilling to say so publicly. And that in a nutshell sums up why we could NOT get along and why I was never his son. I have to stand up and speak for or against the things I believe in and things that are important to me. Hence this post, hence this blog. Yes, I was never a diplomat or a politician.

Anywho … here is the video. In a way it cracked me up. It epitomized why we could not get along. Something else about this video that is spooky. Watch it. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara TOWERS over him as he speaks. It looks like an HOSTAGE video and some have commented on that aspect. I love some of the comments that have been posted on YouTube. Anywho, you make up your own mind. And PLEASE remember you cannot pick your parents and to make it worse I am adopted. [I am as it happens a Ceylon version of the “Other Son“.] But that is life.

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Click to access this hard to believe YouTube video — and PLEASE remember YOU can’t chose your parents (and I am adopted to boot).

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The comments that follow this video, by and large, reflect my feelings. When I first encountered this video it was the comments that sustained me. Click to ENLARGE and read.


Myanmar (Burma), Hardline Buddhist Monk Dictated Population Control Law Is A Disgrace To All Buddhists Worldwide.

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Related posts:
Θ All Buddhists should be ashamed re. Myanmar.
Θ Extremist Buddhist violence …                Θ Appeal to all Buddhists
Θ Curb Buddhist extremists …                    Θ Curbing the Extremists

∠∠ Buddhists can be funny.                ∠∠ Buddha’s descendants.
∠∠ Blaming earthquake on animal sacrifice.

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Click here to access access New Zealand “Herald” original.


The extremist Buddhists, ably spurred on by unscrupulous hard-line Buddhist monks, have become totally out-of-control in Burma and Sri Lanka.

What is happening in Myanmar (Burma) is inexcusable. This new population control law, to hopefully curb the growth of the non-Buddhist minorities, is BEYOND a joke. But, alas it is very real.

Sri Lankan Buddhists, always ready to ape anything and everything bad from Burma, will no doubt try to pass a similar law.

How come there is NO Global OUTRAGE?

Talk about trampling all over BASIC human rights? We are talking about the right to reproduce.

This is wrong.

All Buddhists, around the World, should speak out against this.

Burma should face trade sanctions and boycotts — and so should Sri Lanka IF they too insist on trying to ape Burma.

I am NO longer a Buddhist BUT as a child I was inculcated with more Buddhism than most. Google (or check Amazon) with “Guruge Buddhism“. So I do know my Buddhism much, much better and more insightfully than most. So trust me on this. This is NOT what Buddhism is about. Buddhism, not a religion per se, is about compassion, MODERATION and tolerance. Just ask YOURSELF, if you are a Buddhist, “what would Buddha say?”


All Buddhists, Especially Those In Sri Lanka, Should Be Ashamed Of What Is Happening In Myanmar (Burma).

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Θ Extremist Buddhist violence …                Θ Appeal to all Buddhists
Θ Curb Buddhist extremists …                    Θ Curbing the Extremists

∠∠ Buddhists can be funny.                ∠∠ Buddha’s descendants.
∠∠ Blaming earthquake on animal sacrifice.

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Click to access original from U.K. “SkyNews”.


Google ‘refugees’, ‘Myanmar’ or ‘Burmese’ for many, many other articles.

I have over the last year repeatedly spoken out against the misguided, extremely insecure extremist Buddhists in Sri Lanka. The extremist Buddhists in Burma, the inspiration for what is taking place in Sri Lanka, are even worse!

There is hardly any coverage of what is taking place in Myanmar (Burma) these days — with the extremist Buddhists, just like in Sri Lanka, trying to purge the minorities.

In the last 48 hours I have seen headlines talking about “SAVAGE Buddhists”! That a decade ago would have been an oxymoron.

Savage Buddhists?

How could that be. It is a religion of compassion. A religion of tolerance.

I am NOT a Buddhist. But I grew up in an extremely activist Buddhist household. My adopted father, to my shame, became an extremist Buddhist (albeit in his old age) — as are many of my cousins (though age alone cannot be used as an excuse by them).

Growing up Buddhist I thought that tolerance was a virtue. Despite ardency of the Buddhism in our household we had Christians in the family and our BEST friends were Christians and Muslims. This is why extreme Buddhism in Sri Lanka, to me, makes NO SENSE. My adopted father’s BEST FRIEND was Senator Abdul Aziz (who at the time was one of the richest men in Ceylon). Because of kidnapping fears (mainly from the Catholics) I was ONLY allowed to approach two cars, after school, at 1pm — IF my father couldn’t be there because he had been detained at work. One was Uncle Amarasinghe’s car (and he was somebody that my father had gone to school with) and the other was Senator Aziz’s black Peugeot (driven by his wonderful driver). So 40 years hence when I see my adopted father supporting extreme Buddhist monks who advocate violence against Muslims it confuses me.

I have NO patience for extremist Buddhists.

I have already put forth my solution to curb some of their vigor. At a MINIMUM Pakistan, Bangladesh and UAE should REFUSE to play cricket against Sri Lanka. Ideally the cricketing world should do to Sri Lanka what they did to South Africa for ’20’ years. Boycott them until they renounce Buddhist apartheid.

This persecution of non-Buddhists by Buddhists has to stop — Worldwide. It is Wrong. What would the Buddha Say? He was not perfect, BUT I am sure of one thing about him — he would NOT have condoned violence. The notion of ‘savage Buddhists’ would have appalled him. So IF you are a Buddhist cut out this nonsense, not for you, not for me — but for the sake of the Buddha.


Misguided Sri Lankan Buddhist TRY To Blame Animal Sacrifice To The Earthquakes In Nepal!

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To be fair this is from the lunatic, Ann Coulter wing of the misguided, extremely insecure extremist Buddhist faction.

The Himalayas — and as such places like Nepal — have major earthquakes BECAUSE of plate tectonics in that region. How do YOU think the Himalayas got pushed UP that high in the first place.

Trying to blame this on animal sacrifice is just plain wrong and crazy.

I am, of course, NOT into animal sacrifice, BUT given that I eat meat, of all types (without restrictions), multiple times a day, most days, I can’t be a hypocrite.

Moreover, all Buddhists are NOT, by a long chalk, vegetarian. So for a FEW Buddhist to take this ‘holier than thou’ line is disingenuous. When I was growing up in Ceylon (pre-Sri Lanka) over than 70% of the Buddhist monks OPENLY ate meat. I know BECAUSE I kept track — at the frequent alms givings that I attended. I was always like that. Keeping track of this stuff — and funnily enough some of the monks knew that I kept track of who ate what.

The earthquakes in Nepal, including today’s major quake, is a great shame. I, an Everest buff, am VERY FOND of Sherpas. But, like them (I hope), I am a realist enough to appreciate that earthquakes, in this instance, real does go with the territory.