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’
Rohingya Muslims have not been completely non-violent, but it is absurd for Buddhists around the world to continue to pretend that their religion does not hold the weight of responsibility for the bloodshed and destruction.
Think that Buddhism is a religion of pure peace and toleration? Consider what the Buddhist monks are doing in Myanmar.