All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Burmese)

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 9:

Those who have the kindness of benefit for others

For the sake of living beings, do not relax their powers.

Though these holy beings bear a heavy burden,

They never put it down and dwell in discouragement.

*the Great Chariot Sutra*

Burma is known as a golden land made of several ranges (or ‘Yoma’ in Burmese) where thousands of tribal memories, wisdoms, religions, cultures and beauties of plants and animals dwell. The rivers, all of them are indeed important to the people and other existences, snake through these beautiful mountainous regions and flow from the north to the south where Indian Ocean is. The peoples, Burma has 103 ethnics, all of them used to be really generous and all they knew was to give.

Since the modern day’s dictators have systematically destroyed, now the golden land is famous for its narcotic trades, refugees, migrant workers and various atrocities and sufferings.

One day, we’ll be free again and the land will be again famous for its beauty.

Future of Burma as Multicultural Society In Light of Buddhism and Global Enlightenment


No! I'm not against the religious freedom! 

Freedom of faith is actually everything in this very world. Humans are the being of faith and it's impossible to separate us from what we believe in. Whether a belief to last or not, whether it's realistic to have such a faith, whether it's a religious ideology or something against religions, we humans cannot exist without having something as a belief. This is not conditional but a universal truth for all living beings small or large. It's a universal truth because perception is made of memories, such as images, voices, words, thoughts and ideas. All beings are with perception to perceive information from their immediate surroundings with the five sensory organs and also from their ideas of the past and future with their mind. Whether a belief is a small one such as a cat has claws, or a big one like a religion, the basic is the same. Hence, no living organism can exist without a belief. 

A belief can be anything. It can be fantasy. A cat has claws but the cat itself is merely a form of a living thing. The core reality is hidden within the cat. But we are usually with the appearance. And here I have made a statement of my belief. I know there is no restriction upon this kind of random beliefs but religious restriction is what we generally consider with the freedom of faith. 

It's impossible to restrict people from their thoughts, whatever might be, but the visible part is what restricted for reasons as in political oppression, religious discrimination, racial discrimination and cultural discrimination. There can be other reasons too such as freedom thought and freedom of speech – i.e. oppression on intellectual expression and the practice of conscience. In brief, that is the practice which is restricted in practice – either by the law or without law. Different people have different views. It's possible that everyone has a different opinion on anything they know. Different levels of prejudgement, disagreement, discrimination and expectation are inevitable; however, the obvious level is what is considered as lack of respect, oppressive and anti-freedom in which different opinions and practices are forced to conform to the accepted ways with violent means and/or nonviolent discriminations. It’s not about a letter to the editor, resume, news, a paper should be able to write in any style or format; conformity is in everything too.

Iranian female soccer team has been seeking recognition from the world about their headscarfs. It’s a difficult issue for sure from both sides: the players in the team and the world body of soccer. The female players are trying to change the rule of soccer for women. At the same time, they’re not able to appear outside without their headscarfs. Both sides are not wrong to keep their identity. But soccer is now global. So I hope the soccer body would manage to make it global identity bringing all tother into the peaceful common ground as special events of sport and expression of prosperity. One day, I hope the world soccer games could be played in Iran too.

As being in Australia, I would be hypocrite if I oppose Burma accepting other religious groups. I’m here practising my way of faith without any supervision of any authority. Australia is a multicultural although its parliamentary debate generally starts with a religious tradition these days. Burma is naturally multicultural. It’s never been intolerant against different faiths although different individuals have different response to different faiths and beliefs. Burma never fought religious war in any religious name although partial religious wars did happen in defence of Buddhism which were actually racial wars among different ethnics. I wonder the future multicultural Burma wouldn’t be any different at all although the Buddhists are the majority – but made of the minorities whose cultural identities have been oppressed in racial ground. Buddhism is not more important than other rights they have lost because the ways they practised Buddhism have been oppressed too. Christianity, Hindu, Islam and other religions of different ethnics of Burma should be seen in the same condition. The main thing is making the country to exist in prosperity. Everything else is up to individuals whatever they want to do with their freedoms in harmony with all others. There will be no prosperity if there is oppression on freedom of faith, freedom of speech and freedom of thought. If Buddhism is practised correctly, there are no such oppressions. Buddhism comes from India via Sri Lanka to Burma. Buddhism is for all but oppression. Actually Buddhism is used for ego-expression of ethnicity – i.e. racial discrimination. Buddhism was never spread with violence because Buddhism is not aligned with violence. If Buddhism is used for ego-expression, it’s only a way to make it become pseudo-Buddhism that you can find in many a place. The Buddha said do everything good, avoid all evil action. Nobody can identify themselves as Buddhist if doing everything bad and evil. Being a Buddhist is not an identity – not acceptable identity. Buddhism is not for identity. A pseudo-Buddhist is not an actual Buddhist. Buddhism doesn’t belong to any group, nor is for any identity. The way of the Aryans, the Noble Eightfold Path, is for achieving the freedom from identity.

Of course I remember a protest during the colonial era against the officials who entered the religious places such as pagodas. We do want respect so we do need to show respect. This kind of respect is deserved by everyone, every group in the world. It’s not hard to understand. Well, let’s see what will be in the future in Burma. Rather expect all good and just do for that. The polite world has been promoting tolerance, peace and prosperity. We all should have a share in such promotion – of course for our own sake!

Of course I only like seeing the good images of the world! I’m more than aware of the ugly images as the society I come from is much of the parts of such images. It’s a worst country, a poorest country, exporting bad news, a burden of neighbouring countries, hosting the longest civil war... If Buddhism can survive in a country like this, it can survive anywhere else too although it has yet to take a good foothold elsewhere outside the traditional, historical region. I wonder how the people of Burma managed to succumb to their nightmare, actually a nightmare of the world which was not remembered by world when it was waken. As Burma needs the world for cultural development and economic opportunity, it must adapt world standards in both practice and ideology, and it will be a way of expressing a Buddhist attitude and group think. 

Burma is a society with many problems - conservatism in cultural issues will be the main problem as it is today. A decade ago, the long haired singers were banned (wtf!) as though short-haired style was Burman style! No, Burmans didn't have short hair, it was Mon and Thai people who cut their hair short. And they wanted soldier-short I guess! Being too conservative is too egocentric. Certainly women have been subject for ridicule. They are not allowed to wear whatever they want. Men were generally the trouble makers in this and women themselves were so horny to hurt each others. Maybe it is genetic problem that we are so sensitive and extreme in jealousy. Perhaps it's our education that shaped us to behave the way we do. Nature and nurture give each other a hand in enslaving our society. Do I need to say more? 





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Sabbe dhamma anatta (Dhammapada 279)–”All phenomena are not-self.”  Dhamma here covers both mundane and supramundane phenomena, meaning nothing–not evennibbana–can be considered as Self or soul.  If you don’t believe me, take a three-month course of vipassana meditation and you’ll know this directly–no need to read about it.) 

In the Mahàparinibbàna Sutta the Buddha predicted that the city of Pàñaliputta, which was founded shortly before his death, would become a great city, “ânanda, among the towns and cities that are centres of congregation and commerce of people of the Aryan race, this new town will become the greatest city, called Pàñaliputta, a place where goods are unpacked, sold and distributed, but it will be in danger from flood, fire and internal dissension”.8 The Magadha Kingdom, of which Pàñaliputta (modern Patna) was the capital, gradually became the most powerful in all India.


for Freedom of Thought

freedom of thought, conscience and religion
LOL
Free Speech is your Right but Responsible Speech is your Duty by rogernair
In ancient time, there was a special place near palace from which the king could be informed by anyone protesting for/against something by shouting. The place was marked with a post and known in Burmese as Hit-Taine - Shouting Post and was located close enough to be heard from.

Some Fact?  White propaganda   
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