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.

Sam Harris and Cenk Uygur Clear the Air on Religious Violence and Islam

All countries have army. None of them can afford off-guard. War is required to establish peace sometimes and military trains the youths to fight and arouse their patriotism for defense. Buddhism doesn't ask them not to do it. They are responsible for their safety in the world of bloody history. If they want to practice Buddhism in peace, then they must defend their state and society and keep peaceful conditions. Freedom is not free, you must fight for it. + Tamils in Sri Lanka are generally the descendents of invading armies from Tamil Nadu, India so they are not actually natives. It's not quite right to blame the descendents for what their ancestors did but they don't really have the right to claim the land. This is true to Rohingyas in Burma/Myanmar too as they came from the other side of border. The land is of the Rakhines. Muslims lived peacefully in Burma for a long time, but recent the jehad ideology has reached into Burma too.

Before judging, it's good to find out actual situations.

Buddhism as taught by the Buddha is a school of philosophy (sort of) based on reasons, not superstitions and faith, so it has schools. All schools have bad students. Schools dispel them. You can talk with learned Buddhists about the law of nature, life, death, etc. Buddhism is the science of mind - more than mere psychology as it has purpose: to liberate oneself from delusion.

I'm a follower of the Buddha. Original Buddhism is maintained by Theravada traditions. Of course, there are bad Buddhists. Why can't we all be good in the world?

Verse 183: Not to do evil, to cultivate merit, to purify one's mind - this is the Teaching of the Buddhas.


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