4 December, 2020

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British Army To Send 4,000 Buddhist Troops To Buddhagaya For Meditation To Combat Post-Traumatic Stress

“The toll of war, over a period of time, can get the better of even the most seasoned army men.It’s a fact well-established by the series of random shootings by veterans, especially in the United States and United Kingdom, who find themselves unable to forget the horrors of the battlefield, long after they return to civilian life.” Daily Mail UK report.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is no longer a fancy psychological term only found in bulky books and journals on the subject. It’s a reality countries involved in wars are grappling with on a day-to-day basis, and which has forced them to look for solutions to help troops dodge and beat the condition

The newspaper said; “They will all meditate under the same tree where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment in the Sixth Century BC.”

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    They will find peace and relaxation because they really follow the rules of war.But if it is srilankan forces in no place in the world and in any religion they cant get peace because what they have did and doing to tamils is not a civilised human can do

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      how can someone find peace and relaxation if they follow the rules of war? :D
      If the SLA practised the same rules of war of the British I am sure many civilians would be RI peace.

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        sach says:

        “If the SLA practised the same rules of war of the British I am sure many civilians would be RI peace.”

        SLA practised their own rules of war, killing many civilians and sending them to Rest in Peace. SLA did exactly what was expected of them.

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          As has every army in every war. That is the nature of war. If you want to avoid civilian deaths, do not go to war. No rule, law, or convention will change that.

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    It is the duty of every soldier in every army to kill fellow humans in other armies for purely political purposes.
    Such killing is allowed in buddhism.
    So says Major General Ananda Weerasekera, a former soldier, and now a buddhist monk.
    http://www.beyondthenet.net/thedway/soldier.htm
    He is not aware of PTSD.Probably,he never had this condition.
    Whether meditation will cure it,has to be demonstrated.

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    Well, this tantamounts to selling of Buddhism. These soldiers, commanders of armies and the heads of states and policy makers must be taught about the cause and effect revealed in Buddhism. Even though they may find temporary outward tranquility those responsible would have to jointly and severally pay for their karma. In the long tradition and history of Buddhism this tree and venue used to be the sanctuary of religious people but now it has been paid a visit by murderous soldiers! The banyan tree must be shivering in fear!!!!

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    Is ther PTSD for the soldiers only? What about the Politicians who get them to commit murders and dissappearences? Do they have no guilt? or a conscience?

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      Clearly you have no clue what this condition is. Could you please read up on it and explain to us how someone not involved in a traumatic situation could suffer from PTSD, you idiot. Do you even know what PTSD stands for, you ignoramus. Stop wasting bandwidth.

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