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An Open Letter To Mahanayakes: Disrobe This Monk Or Disown His Acts!

By Vishnuguptha

Would the rise of Balakayas cast a blemish on Buddhist Order in Sri Lanka?

An open letter to Malwatte and Asgiriya Mahanayake Theros…

Most Venerable Sirs,

Let’s not go into the legal and theological mumbo-jumbo. The person who calls himself Galagodaaththe Gnanasara is no Buddhist Monk nor is he a guardian of the teachings of the Great One. He may well be a safe keeper of certain temples and shrines that pretend to be preaching the Four Noble Truths and Arya Ashtangikha Marga (Eight Noble Paths) but he is indulging in all sorts of unholy mundane practices and greed. Such charlatans can be found not only in saffron robes but also in ungodly cloaks of other religious garbs.

BBS monks threatening Jathika Bala Sena monks

BBS monks threatening Jathika Bala Sena monks

But the immense shame and disrepute that his recent actions have heaped upon the pious and devoted Buddhists who, day in and day out attempt to practice and observe so enthusiastically and passionately the fundamentals of the Dharma of the Great Teacher, Gautama the Buddha, have been accumulating over the last two years. The cumulative ill-effects are almost infinite; the disgrace that these pretenders have caused to the purity and serenity of the Teachings is beyond the pale and irrefutable.

Yet the most unfortunate aspect of this entire ‘crusade’ undertaken by these dishonorable ‘Monks’ is that not a single prelate of the Buddha Sasana has had the courage or the willingness to call it what it really is. One can well understand if lay leaders are keeping quiet about these shenanigans committed by these ‘dusseela’ (impious) members of the Sasana. But as those who receive all accolades and reverence from the lay followers and pious devotees of the Dharma, you, Most Venerable Sirs, have an inherent right and obligation to uphold the basic principles at lofty levels. In trying to do so, keeping those dusseela Monks away from the Sasana is of primary significance. If any disciplinary action is deemed necessary in order to keep the Dharma unspoiled, unsoiled and holy, such disciplinary action must be taken forthwith.

The least Your Reverence could do is issue a public statement denouncing the crude and ‘unBuddhist’ behavior of this Monk in question. Keeping quiet would not only encourage this lunatic person to continue his mad and hasty run towards total destruction of our faith in the spirit in which the Sasana was established by the Buddha; it would also, by implication, signal that this outrageous conduct on the part of this Monks is being condoned by the High Priests of the Order. I am not sure that such a state of affairs is what is desired by Your Reverence nor would it be a legacy that you would desire to leave behind. And it won’t be tolerated by the reasonable and pious lay devotees of our religion either.

Barging into a press conference like an overfed punkish Mafioso, this demented man intimidated, screamed at and nearly manhandled another Bhikku. Intolerance of other beliefs is a no-no as far as the Teachings of the Buddha are concerned. Yet this man displayed for the entire world to behold how a member of Buddhist Clergy should not conduct himself. But the inevitable question remains: What can we do about it as responsible and reasonable members of a civilized society and what can Your Reverence do to prevent such atrocities being committed by a member of your own order?

At a time when the entire country is being engulfed in a phony sense of nationalism which is mistakenly identified and defined as patriotism and when non-Buddhist religions and their clergy are being subjected to inhuman and completely shameful disgrace, I as a fervent believer in the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Noble Paths, and as a reasonable human being, appeal to you to initiate some action with a view to arresting a fast-declining situation. If timely action is not taken to arrest these acts of sheer brandishing of untruths and desecrations of fundamental human values and if Your Reverence choose to keep muted about this approaching disaster, then the scorn and fault-finding by future generations would fairly and squarely be hurled upon you and the rest of the Buddha Sasana. You will be indicted on the count that you fell asleep while the unruly and uncouth elements entered the hallowed precincts of the Sasana and committed carnage to its sacred values and teachings. Their visceral relationship with their own beliefs and prejudices are undoubtedly based on some primordial instincts of man that have made man more beastlike than a reasoning organism. And that primitive organism seems to have taken possession of these counterfeit-saviors.

Even now, it’s not too late for Your Reverence to do something, something which might just save the day and not so much for you personally but for the continuation of the Order without a major catastrophe. But that action you might take should not be ambivalent nor should it be ambiguous. It should be categorical and uncompromising for what is at stake may be much more than you care to realize. Bodhu Bala Sena, Ravana Balakaya and all such fringe organizations do not represent the Maha Sangha; they do not preach nor do they practice the sublime Teachings of Gautama Buddha. On the contrary, they are a threat to the very continuation of the Dharma and Sasana.

No lay organization nor any political party including leading politicians would undertake such an awesome responsibility of calling the bluff of these ‘terrorists in saffron robes’. In fact some of the politicians willfully back these pretenders and provide cover and refuge in the hope that driving a frenzy of phony patriotism would reap a harvest of votes at the next elections. Those who really think otherwise are too afraid to call a spade a spade. But in this cruel world, nothing is crueler that a coward. Fear not for any worldly paybacks including white vans for the downward slope that these Balakayas are taking the lay devotees is feverishly volatile; its slippery slope is inviting yet dangerously clogged up at the end and it’s not that they’re going down alone, they’re taking you also down with them.

Reasonable men got rules, criminals don’t. These extreme elements that are dominating the socio-political drama today don’t seem to obey the rules of a civilian and civilized society; they don’t seem to recognize that there is an alternative to every shade of thinking and thought. In a civilized society, differences are settled in an amicable, decent and civil manner within the confines of the law. We should not be just a country of men and women. We are a country of laws. That should be shown to these lawless elements in no uncertain ways.

Allow me to lay down some options that are available in this regard to the higher echelons of the Sasana:

  1. Issue a public statement enunciating what is being done by these Balakayes and their patron Monks is plainly wrong.
  2. Tell the world that you denounce these acts most categorically and unequivocally.
  3. Tell the world that these persons in saffron robes who propagate ethnic violence and ethnic disunity have no place among the pious Monks of the Buddha Sasana.
  4. Tell these Monks in question to seek professional help in psychiatry and behavioral-management before they step into society again.
  5.  Make an appeal to all politicians to refrain from hate-speech
  6. Ask all politicians to stay away from funding the organizations that engage in hate speech and racial discrimination.

All you may be able to do is make an appeal. I fully realize that, in terms of the Order of the Buddha Sasana, individual Monks are not subject to any hierarchical disciplinary action. But what would stop Your Reverence from making an appeal in the name of humanity, in the name of the Dharma that you are purported to protect and disseminate and in the name of the continuation of the Buddha Sasana? Standing in the middle doesn’t get you anywhere. You have to take the turn in the right direction.

May the blessings of the Triple Gem be with you and this land of ours!

*Writer can be contacted at vishnuguptha2012@gmail.com

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    Vishnuguptha@,

    we right thinking ones are grateful to you to have articulated this so so loudly.
    All buddhists in and out of the country will agree with the message you sending to them. I raise this question several times – why the most sacred Mahanayakes to stay mum while PARTICULAR Pseudo monk repeats his attacks against fellow citizens, fellow monks and entire buddhists as a whole in the country.

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      Vishnuguptha,

      It is good of you to censure the BBS terrorists as a disgrace to Buddhists and Buddhism.

      However, recently when the American Ambassador in Colombo visited one Mahanayake, he said that some people are spreading false information abroad about Sri Lanka:

      This he said in reference to the Geneva meetings and war crimes accusations.
      The whole world now knows the war crimes committed by Sri Lanka in Vani.

      How can you expect such a Mahanayake to take truthful stand against BBS terrorists?

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        Thiru,

        Possible Mahanayakes and Danapala et al have all learned from very sophisticated, spin doctoring & propaganda of the LTTE that you support.

        Deny and always deny was LTTE’s mantra. Were you whining about the truth then as well?

        Cheers!

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          People don’t care where they learned from Mahanama or LTTE,
          you can’t dispute the fact that they are all liars:

          The whole ruling elite and their religious institutions.

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          What a joker? It is on the genes of the so called Sinhala Mahanayaka’s. Do you think LTTE propaganda lead to massacre of innocent Tamils in the Colombo and Up country in 1958?

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      Silence of Mahanayakes is thousand times worse than Dr. Danapala’s silence on CT blocking by Dialog.

      Cheers!

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        what about the silence of ” minister of justice ” ?

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          Not only minister of justice, many among the others stay in silent mode today- the man of the match is made – Mahinda Rajapakse. There is no world without the man´s presence today. Somewhere i read, he opens even tiny labs and offices to earn attraction among those poor people, no matter millions could go into waters for his security/travel expenses. Not the least attention is paid by him that some cant even think of new year this time, jst because of unbearable costs of the essentials of the man. No matter that it is, his sons should spend state treasury for their shopping tours allowing them 700-800 dollars/a pair shoes.

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      Dear Vishnuguptha –

      “Would the rise of Balakayas cast a blemish on Buddhist Order in Sri Lanka?
      An open letter to Malwatte and Asgiriya Mahanayake Theros…”

      “Most Venerable Sirs,”

      1. To begin with they are not the Most Venerable.

      2. They are exploiting the Buddha;s teachings for for own en and for their hegemony.

      3. They are calling the Sangha-monks as the Third Gem. What a farce.

      4. Expose these Monks the same way Martin Luther Exposed the Catholic Church and the Pope in 1517.

      5. Buddhism needs a Martin Luther like in 1517. Buddhism also needs a Martin Luther King like in 1963.

      6. The Sri Lanka Buddhist Monks are brainwashed by the Imaginations of Monk Mahanama of 5th century. They have forgotten the Tipitaka.

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        Amarasiri, You miss your dearest word “Para” this time or the “Paraya” backfired.

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          noel-jones, Jim Softy, Lorenzo and Other Avtars,

          “Amarasiri, You miss your dearest word “Para” this time or the “Paraya” backfired.”

          It is not necessary to remind all the time, to the Para, Para. It applies only to those Indians who are in the Native Veddah land.

          But the current issue is NOT an issue about Paras.

          It is an issue about the distortion of Buddha’s teaching in the Name of Buddha, by the so called Third Gem of the Triple Gem, the Sangha, the “mahanayakas_, aka Borinayakas and Pus-Nsayakas.

          It is Immaterial if they are Para or not for this discussion, as Buddha did not make any distinction between Paras and Non-Paras, as well as caste distinctions.

          If the Monk Mahanama Sinhala “Buddhists’ followed Buddhas teachings, how come there are hardly ant Tamil Buddhists in Sri Lanka, despite Buddhaghosa having come from Tamil Nadu?

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            Amarasiri, BY THE WAY IF THERE IS CONNECTION TO YOUR DEAREST WORD “PARA’ TO “PARA-DISE”? Any Suggestion.

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              noel-jones and Avtars,

              Para-nawithana, a well-known Sri Lanka archaeologist.

              Monk Mahanama of Mahawansa fame, fooled him.

              They all are Para-deshis in the land of the Native Veddah.

              Check their DNA with those of South India.

    • 2
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      Dear Vishnuguptha,

      Good idea. They do not represent Buddhism.

      Yes Disrobe. But still they are full of “Polkudu”
      So, circumcise them as well.

    • 3
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      The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing.

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        Spring Koha

        “The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing.”

        Edmund Burke?

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        Spring Koha

        “The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing. ”

        First they came for the Tamils, Then Christians, Then Muslims, Then for Hindus, Then for …..

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_

        “First they came …” is a famous statement and provocative poem attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis’ rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. There is some disagreement over the exact wording of the quotation and when it was created; the content of the quotation may have been presented differently by Niemöller on different occasions.[1]

        First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Socialist.

        Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

        Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Jew.

        Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.

    • 0
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      The vagaries of our constitution ensure that the Mahanayakes are in an inextricable embrace with the government of the day. Alas, our government of today is in an inextricable link with the thugs and deviants who pass-off these days as ‘Buddhist’ priests who go about wreaking havoc where they will. No one can let go without getting hurt. There lies the conundrum. This unholy mess comes from mixing heart and head. Hear this fellow men: mixing a holy man and a politician is a recipe for one major fuck-up. The evidence is before us and irrefutable – the solution is going to end in tears.

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    we need some sort of evil power to stand against Islamic threat in Sri Lanka. I’m against the current government, I’m against violence. but “Islamisation” should be stop in good or bad. If not Sri Lanka will be a Muslim country soon.

    When Muslims become the main ethnicity, they simply destroys the other religious identities.

    This is visible every where in the world when Muslims capture power.
    I my self in not a Buddhist. But to live peacefully in Sri Lanka, we need some thing like BBS, to prevent Islam growing.

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      If Muslims ever take over the world they would be doing so for the stupidity of people like you in destroying the very own ideology you seem to think of saving.

      The world is virtual and communication is a matter of a touch and swipe and people have the ability to think and act freely. No power of earth have the muscle to stop people to believe what they think is right.

      When truth is hurtled against falsehood, falsehood perishes, for falsehood, by its nature bound to perish (The Noble Quran 17:81)

      BTW practising Muslims care less to take over the world.

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        When truth is hurtled against falsehood, falsehood perishes, for falsehood, by its nature bound to perish (The Noble Quran 17:81)

        If Islam is the truth, why do you have to struggle so much to protect it.

        Remember, Two Abrahamic religions are the religions that forcefully, fraudulently convert.

        Buddhism is there you to come and see. Buddhism never converts.

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          Jim Softy and Avatars,

          “When truth is hurtled against falsehood, falsehood perishes, for falsehood, by its nature bound to perish (The Noble Quran 17:81) “

          Amarasiri checked, and this is what th Yusuf Ali Translation says.

          http://www.alquranverse.com/17/81/Yusuf_Ali

          And say: “Truth has (now) arrived, and Falsehood perished: for Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish.”

          Amarasiri can agree to that Revelation and has no problem with Truth banishing Falsehood, as there is support. Specific examples.

          1. The falsehood of Sun going around the Earth was shown to be false by Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler, about 400 years ago, even though even now about 25% of the Americans and Europeans still believe in the falsehood.

          2. The falsehoods of Monk Mahanama Sinhala “Buddhist” imaginations of 5th Century, that has been shown to be false.( Check Amarasiri’s posts)

          3. The falsehood of Sinhala and Tamil Paras, are the original inhabitants of Lanka, was shown to be false by DNA Analysis as well as from geology, that the Native Veddah are the original inhabitants of the sacred Veddah Land. (Check Amarasiri’s posts).

          The Para-Sinhala, The Para-Tamils and other Paras came by illegal boats, by Kalla-Thonu and Hora-Oru.

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          You moron not even know the history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka,the King Dewanampiyatissa forcefully convereted the Hindu mass by swords.all those Viharas(Holy sites) are build on the top of Hindu kovils.you can see the Hindu Deities on most of the Buddhist temples across Sri Lanka.those Sin-Hela Buddhism is myths not truth.

    • 5
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      Sam,
      Very soon, big Camel stronger than the tigers you created will come and get you all. You guys never learn… getting more and more in to deep sh..t..

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      Dear Sam
      I am a Sri Lankan Muslim and have several Buddhist friends who do not think Islam is a problem. Muslims have been living in Sri Lanka for more than a thousand years. Over 500+ years of colonial rule could not evict Buddhism from Sri Lanka. Therefore, this is a case of imagined threat. And, you are indirectly telling “we need some sort of evil power…” and equating Buddhism to “evil” and you say you are against violence and advocating that “Islamisation” (imagined) should be stopped in good or bad..”. If you are worried Islam is spreading it is because those who converted to Islam are people who have searched for the truth. They were those who refused to be mislead by the biased, discriminating media. If you search for the truth with an open heart you will find it. We love and respect the Buddhists, Hindus and Catholics. We should think that each of our surname is “Sri Lanka”. Anything wrong should be condemned. And, this is what I have been taught by the teachers most of whom were Sinhalese and Tamils and I wholeheartedly salute.

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    As Long as BBS don’t attack Christians or simply “non-Muslims” it is better to have BBS.

    Islam is the threat to a peaceful world
    I think we Christians should also build some organization and attack Muslim terrorists

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      You have become a threat by calling yourself a PIG! Are you consuming GOATA’s pig shit? (His own words)

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    @Pig – Peace Lover – Nurul (ex Muslim) now Atheist -Farina – use one name to comment – CT

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      Caught with your pants down?? Good job CT.

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      P I G ???

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  • 3
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    Are they all acting in silent connivance?

    Sengodan. M

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      Vishnuguptha and Sengodan:-

      “… it would also, by implication, signal that this outrageous conduct on the part of this Monks is being condoned by the High Priests of the Order.”

      It would seem so, wouldn’t it?
      Speak up Mahanayakes!

  • 9
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    Silence is often viewed as acceptance. Could this be a ‘Karma’ for all the past sins of since Independence?

    The very people who are supposed to protect (Rulers and Bhikkus) are the ones destroying the ‘Buddha’ teachings.

    What a sad end to end to a rich history of 2550 years.

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    vishnuguptha ,

    issuing public statements alone won’t do the job , first and foremost police needs to act swiftly and arrest that thug Gnasara and rest of the gang, period. even though no body seems to talk about the victim monk , he himself is not a very clean character , apparently late ven.soma thero had cautioned & warned about this particular monk’s dubious dealings with interested parties way back in late 90 s , it’s time to get to the bottom of the story .

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      Even if the victimized monk is said to be a unclean person, it should still be the duty of Police to investigate the issue, not BBS if they are not given unknown authorities. Else, the state should make it clear to the nation, that the country has apart from POLICE, regligious forces to protect the nation´s rights. But latter should be made aware to everyone, also changing the NAME of the state from SOCIALIST DEMOCRACTIC REPULIC to … accordingly.

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        sirimal ,

        please read my comment AGAIN Sirimal , from the beginning i’ve stated Mr Gnasara needs to be arrested and also the necessity to find the real story behind the victim monk.

        ps: there was an interview with Mr Gnasara & Sugath Jayasundara on TNL , if you can get hold of it ,watch it , every thing is there.

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          Thanks. Yes, you did.
          Plainly there is no system under this oil anointing man.

          If you could please add the link of that TNL interview so that CT readership could better inform the basics. Thanks.

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    Forget the mahanayake’s , what abt the president him self cant take a action ??

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      These days this criminal is busy giving pardons to equally other criminals.

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    dear Visnugupta
    you are wasting your time in addressing their venerable Reverence of the Maha Sangha when this criminal in saffron robes is being protected by his patron saint who is a psychopath who has the power to act with impunity. “Barging into a press conference like an overfed punkish Mafioso, this demented man intimidated, screamed at and nearly manhandled another Bhikku”. The funniest part is that this Bhikku apologised to this criminal in abject fear as if he had committed a crime. Bensen

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      All this happened under the nose of Police..says a thing or two… This THUG in robes need to be PUT IN PLACE… for the betterment of the country as a whole and for Generations to come… Who would that Martyr be? is a question worth pondering…

      He and his ilk are fed by the followers and he seems to have too much energy in store… not many “abiththos” are around I suppose…
      He need to be taken down ASAP, quicker the better.. or he may end up putting SL on a fire that would be hard to douse…and also be the Killer monk of a statesman..

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        All the brave souls in Sri Lanka are gone. Only psychopaths and the cowards remain. The psychopaths are dressed in impeccable white Arya Sinhala suits with magenta coloured scarfs. The cowards are dressed in police and army uniform.

        And the monks running amok are a matter of joy to behold for the psychopaths.

        And the cowards in uniform are terrified even to squeak up.

        And we must keep singing “Loke Uthum Rata Lankawai, Lankawai Siri Lankawai”.

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    The Bodu Bala Sena is leading the spiritual and moral revival of the Sinhala Buddhists in Mother Lanka. 30 years of unrestrained terror has subdued the spiritual fabric of our nation.

    We are well on the way for the required economic revival of the state. That alone is not good enough. The inner fabric of society should also be made to flourish.

    It is in this void that Rev GAG and BBS have demonstrated effective leadership to society. As always, their deeds will not be understood by western turncoats in our society. Eventually, truth will prevail and BBS will be appreciated.

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      Mahanama (the master liar) created Mahavamsa which is the gospel of Mahanayakes, and MahaRajapkse the megalomaniac executes this madness.

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      This must be a relic of the past ‘The SinHela Only’ era. Within the next few years, what is left of the fabric will perish. One must have their head examined to think of economic revival with social injustice, thuggery and malinvestment. Truth will prevail while vicious ruffians will suffer destruction or ruin.

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    Some hope. First try to get the Friday Forum to disown its member who sits on the board of Dialog Telecom that acts as part of the governments executive arm stifling free speech.

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    Go into the Top of the Bottom of the campaign by BBS

    If the Rule of Law prevails in the country there is no need to bring anti hate speech law as suggested by Minister Vasu Deva Nanayakkara or to bring sactions against BBS Monks.

    Just imagine what will happen if any others intrude in to a Press COnference by the BBS Monk.It shows the BBS has the blessing to rule this country unofficially without being elected to office democratically.

    How the Police got this power to empower the BBS to act in a most inhuman way . Can the opposition do it or the Govt.?

    The Police is not effective in dealing with these marauding BBS Monks. The reason is well known to every one. If the Police can be just onlookers why should we elect a government to run the country. Who is conniving with whom for what. This is the era where the communalism is perceived as Nationalism especially in Politics

    When the people are not well informed this is what happened to least developed countries. Economic hypocracy is the order of the day now.

    If one carefully analyse the actions of BBS one can understand that all their actions targetted the Muslim businesses. It first started with boycotting Muslim businesses and even recently they vowed to get the Muslim businesses boycotted.

    This is the repetition of what was preached by Anagarika Dharmapala through his Sinhala Bauddaya newspaper in the 1890s. When his campaign to boycott BOHRAS – the then Muslim traders failed he started a non- buddhist campaig asking the Buddhist to abhor those who consume beef.

    As JVP Leader said a fear psycho has been created among the majority people that the Muslims are going to dominate this country which I opine will not happen ever. This was supplimented by the Jihad issue propagated by JHU during the election time to harness the vote. I do not know what their campaign motto in the next general election. Because people are exhausted by listening to racial speeches.

    Lord Buddha has preaced not to kill animals (Prana Gatha Epa.) But not specifically to kill cattle. Anagarika Dharmapala must have realised that this was the easy way to incite the feelings of Buddhists against Muslim that resulted in the 1915 riots against Muslims.

    The impunity with which these BBS Monks act is the first time in the history of Sri Lanka. So who is responsible.

    I think even the rulers have been misguided by these misfits

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    People

    Thousands of open letters have gone Deaf. It’s Dumb to expect justice from the aggressor. It’s like asking the wolf to protect the sheep?

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    Nobody can disrobe these monks. The Mahanayakas have no power to do so. They could disown them but they are pressured not to do so by the politicians.

    At present any man can shave his head and wear a robe. Who is to know whether he is a genuine monk or not? The only way forward is for ALL monks to be registered and their activities controlled, as with the Christian churches. No politician would dare do this alone. He would need the cooperation of the Mahanayakas because they are SEEN to be leaders although they are not. But the politicians will not take this kind of action because all of them (Gamini’s saintly UNP included) use the monks for propaganda.

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      A good Monk, trained in the essence of Buddhism, is identified by the gentle manner of his language; the serenity of his behaviour, his body language and the way he behaves with those close to him and with those whom he comes to contact with. How this monk addressed the other at Hotel Nippon has blackened the good name of Lankan Buddhism.

      Galagodaththe Gnanassara Thero fails in all these and raises questions how he entered the Clergy. Is he, in fact, an utter rowdy element masquerading in robes. His history of regular drinking, driving lorries, getting into trouble with the law make it clear he is unfit to continue as a monk. If he is de-robed he is unlikely to last 24 hours. Buddhists themselves will see to his violent end.

      Devanampiyadasa

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        Has any one seen his Ordination Certificate? CT please publish it.

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    Those Mahanayake who are silent fully support the B.B.S. and its doings. They too are wolves in sheep clohing

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    Our constitution has pledged to protect and uphold buddhism,so this Monk
    must be thinking that this is the way to go to protect and foster buddhism. That may be his understanding about democracy and perhaps he is taking a cue from his religious superiors.Whatever religion we profess we cannot exonerate ourselves,from this national guilt.All of us have to strike our breasts saying “Mea maxima culpa.
    “Nations who lose control over their powers, ultimately become victims of
    their own methods”

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    Hey, I have an idea. That will work! Next time, before they start the meeting, they have wire the room with hidden mics, video camera & hidden speakers too. A person on a remote site should be operating these. He has to give some time to Theros to walk into the room and start his hooligan acts. When this Thero put his hand on others rope only that guy should start to work and should say ” Hey harmodhoru What are doing. Take away your hand from his rope”. Then this hooligan Thero won’t repeat that in any other room. (LOL)

    These all are waste of time. All talks are belling the cat. So meaningless, dreamy, stupidity.

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    Mr Pig. Are you straight from George Orwell`s Animal Farm ( I mean Napoleon)? Any way I really appreciate your comment. Congratulations!

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    Buddhism to a Sinhalese is to plant as many Buddha Statues in any street corner and light it up like a Christmas Tree. Hoist a loudspeaker and listen to pirith at full blast at any or all times of the day. Copy and perform Hindu Dravidian rituals in the name of Sinhalese Buddhism. Use Buddhism like a weapon for political, criminal, religious intolerance and racism. The Mahanayakes typically belong to this same culture. These are the same Mahanayakes who were deaf, blind and dumb when thousands of innocent Tamils were murdered, homes looted and burnt by ordinary Sinhalese Buddhists. Refugee camps for these tamils were in Christian Churches, Hindu Temples, Hindu and Christian Schools but never in a Buddhist temple. Therefore Sinhalese and even their religious leaders are a shame to Buddhism and its true principles. But then Sinhalese are a gang of converts and the damage done by Sangamitra Thera to the great preachings of Lord Buddha by converting these monkeys to Buddhism is regretted by true Buddhists.

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      Ah yes Spark, glad we Sinhalese can be there for you to vent your hatred at every opportunity. But do not worry, whether you attack us fairly or unfairly one thing is certain. You will never get Eelam!

      We expect many thumbs down from your LTTE circle of friends (but you still wont get Eelam)

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        Now where the heck in my article did I call for Tamil Eelam? Where the heck do I have LTTE circle of friends? In fact, I would like to state that the only credible thing the Rajapakse regime did was eliminate the LTTE as they are certainly terrorists but in that process murdering thousands of innocent Tamil civilians is a sheer cowardly deed and needs to be investigated and perpetrators punished. A democratically elected government cannot behave in the same manner as terrorists and the Sinhalese have historically taken it for granted that harassing and killing Tamils is an act that can be committed arrogantly and with full impunity. My comment is all about the culture of Sinhalese Buddhism and is not about Eelam nor LTTE. You cannot arrest Danuna’s grandmother for what Danuna happened to do and you cannot hatch a plot and arrest Danuna for what his father in law Sarath Fonseka did. This is State terrorism and abuse of power. Therefore just bcos I spoke the truth about Sinhalese Buddhism and since you know it is shamelessly true, you wish to divert and state “You will never get Eelam” and where the fuck did I want Eelam. I would not care two hoots if you were to give Eelam to your grandmother as dowry for her next nuptials, if you are unable to give it to the northern Tamils.

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          Hey calm down, don’t ‘spark’.

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    Although the Mahanayakes hate the Balu Bala Sena monks, they will not do anything. If they act against these thugs then the regime will have an excuse to create a new order thereby reduce the power of the Mahanayakes. BBS is a strategic move by the regime to reduce the powers of the Mahanayakes and for the Buddhists in the country to rise against the Mahanayakes. Mahanayakes have to act very carefully here or else we will have a worst situation that what we have today.

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      Looking back the times from now, Mahanayakes, Senior professionals, senior politicians all stayed dead silent in terms of all abusive acts carried out by BBS lead -GAG. How many more times they would stay in this mode is the question. At the time, India abstained voting for the UN resolution against the country, srilankens politicians thought that India supported srilanka being away from voting. Many others believe India wanted to go against srilanka, that s the reason why they behaved so. So in the very same way, we can think, the silence of Mahanayakes towards all abuses of BBS and the like minded segments can be because of various reasons. Mostly, these Mahanayakes have not done much in terms of avoiding the harm towards the buddhism in the country during last two decades. -latter is what I feel to be honest.

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    The Mahanayakas were in collusion or were aiding/abetting the country being divided along racial and religious lines, in their own
    parochial interest from the 1950s. Yes! They fear the breakaway of
    the Buddhist following into further Nikayas. That notorious thug
    Elle Gunawanse threatened them, on instructions received from the Rajapakses, “rivers of blood will drown” the abode of the Mahanayakas in Kandy if they went through holding that Great Meeting of the Maha Sangha representing the entire country. This was a few years ago and brought to public notice the Maha Sangha is pathetically fragile.

    They care two hoots what happens to the Buddhist Sinhalese or the country so long as their influence and comforts are in tact. They know who controls the mad monks lead by this maniac Galaboddaththe Gnanasara Thero. They know in the country today there are dozens of Galaboddaththe likes ruining the young the present generation.

    If at all the Kandy Mahanayakasy can teach something – that would be to preach to make a distinction between Buddhist precepts and practise
    of the emphasis on tranquility and gentleness preached by the Prince of Peace from Indian soil. They must acknowledge publicly true Buddhism died decades ago here while they watched helplessly and carelessly.

    Hooker

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    You folks who have no guts to go after Gotabaya Rajapakse or the government, are going after Galagodaaththe Gnanasara.

    He has denied that his organisation has any connection with Defence Secretary or the government. And, has asked for proof of such patronage received from Defence Secretary.

    Either, Provide proof, Or, Let him go!

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    This socalled monk should set fire to himself like the others did and burn in living hell….

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    What really concerns the Mahanayake’s!

    “Maha Nayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter, most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera, said today he and the Maha Sangha were ready to take to the streets, unless the Government amends the Bim Saviya Land Registration Act immediately.

    The Thera expressed these views when Minister of Justice, Rauff Hakeem and representatives of the Muslim Congress called on him at the Asgiriya Temple today.

    The Thera said that the Vihara, Devala and Buddhist religious places would lose the lands owned by them if this Bim Saviya Act was passed. The Thera insisted that the lands owned by these places of Buddhist religious worship should be removed from the Bim Saviya Act .”

    LOL

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    Vibushana, You said He[Ven.Gnanasara thero] indulge in unholy mundane practices and greed…” Can you describe what are those practices please. As far as I know Ven.Gnanasara never told lies,never indulge in sexual relationships , never kill people or animals, never used alchol or drugs, never indulge in betting or gambling. So how can you say Ven.Gnanasara indulge in unholy mundane practices.

    Ven.Gnanasara indulge in telling the truth about muslims misdeeds such as illegal land grab even in Restricted Wilpattu jungle and the East. Thero indulge in revealing cunning muslim politicians consipracies and their henchmen’s illegal trade and social activities. Ven.thero screaming about how minority Sinhalese in Eastern province suffer under tamil and muslim officials in Batticalo. Thero screaming about how Devanagala, Kuragala,Pothuvil,Kuchchavali,Silwathura in Musali land grab by muslims because of our Sinhala politicians in deep slumber. To wake them up Ven. thero need to scream or yell. So if you and the rest cannot digest it, don’t think that it is a reason to derobe Ven.Gnanasara. The derobe should inforce on greedy Wateraka Vijitha who took money from muslims and betray the “Buddha Sasana”.

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    Vishnugupta,

    Good try but will not work. The mahanayakas are a bunch of frauds from day one. Has always been and will always be.

    How about an open letter to the ‘Buddha Sasana Ministry’? Don’t bother, they are too busy with their trots and snouts in the Rajapaksa gravy train.

    How about an open letter to King Rajapaksa himself. Don’t bother, he and his brother Gota are behind everything.

    How about an open letter to the army commander to bring some kind of law and order. Don’t bother they are busy raping Tamil women in the north.

    How about the Inspector General of Police. Don’t bother, you will never find him. By the way, where is he?

    How about an open letter to Banki Moon. Don’t bother, nothing will happen until it is too late.

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      BBS Rep ,

      would you believe that very same “Mahasanga” went extra mile to offer a special title for our “Modawansa” for being a true Patriotic srilankan ?

      where is that very brave lady “Sharmini Serasinghe” , your type of brave people need to stand up against this “sinhala version buddhsim” to protect the Buddhism !

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    Vishnuguptha,

    Getting a little excited now that the BBS has been classed as a terrorist organisation, eh? All these months most Sinhalese politicians kept quiet and gave tacit approval to this Gnanasera and his thugs to go around attacking mosques, kovils, Muslims and Tamils. The mahanayakas also provided support to the BBS by their deafening silence.

    Now Sinhala Buddhism is showing its true colours openly through the BBS after hiding it in lies and deceptions since independence the Sinhala Buddhists are getting hot and bothered because of the negative publicity it has brought. I hope Gnanasara thrives and his support spreads because if that can lead to the destruction of the vile Sinhala Buddhism I will support Gnanasara and his gang too.

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      “Detalis of 6000 war criminals”

      “http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?224MC303lOo4e2BmAca25YAdd2Y5Vac2mBLe43Olx0226AK3”

      Man SL will soon be called the funny Island.

      LOL

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      @ PIRANHA…..

      You are really something PIRANHA….What an IDEA?

      Yes we all must support Mahinda (Terror-Creator) and the BBS (Terror-Enforcer) and by which we can the wrong message to the International Powers, and the result will be like BOMBING OF BAGHDAD like we saw in GULF WAR.

      I love to see Mahinda’s Hayleys and other crony companies along with Terror supportive media houses (ITN,RUPAV, DERANA, TNL, SWARNAVAHINI etc) being bombed by US/NATO allies.

      Then we can feel safe for our next generation, at least

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    A lot of people writing here have a bit of old history frozen in their minds, hence seeking the good old cross religion amity. SLK today is not the same old SLK that they left behind 30, 40 or 50 years ago. Ethnic groups do co-exist somehow or other,but not with the same warmth as they used to have.
    All round social and economic pressures in SLK today put people at each others throats. When members of the same families fight among themselves, what fat chance is there for religious groups to play amity.
    We know that regardless of the creed, all of the clergy have become political animals, preachers and pretentious demi Buddhas or demi Gods; all of them are trying hard to win over the majority the blind followers and a lion’s share of any devotional cash donations from the gullible public.

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