American Buddhists have an irritating habit of chiding members of other religions, droning on about the brutality associated with others’ beliefs, while promoting Buddhism as a model of serene nonviolence, full of wise “mindfulness”.
Recent news reminds us that Buddhist religion can get its followers’ minds full of dangerous hatred.
Today, the BBC reports that new Buddhist violence has erupted – this time in Sri Lanka, where a violent mob of Buddhists attacked a mosque in the city of Colombo, leaving several Muslims in need of medical care. It seems that the Sri Lankan Buddhists have been attacking Christians on the island as well.
Namaste, my ass. Buddhists need to stop preaching about the superior enlightenment of their tradition, and learn to shambala their own suns for a change.