5 December, 2020

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Buddhism, Sinhala-Buddhism And Rajapaksa-Buddhism

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“Do not use the (Buddhist) robes to talk about the problems of Muslim people…. This Monk-hood cannot be given to Muslims….” – Galagoda-Atte Gnanasara Thero (Disrupting a press conference by Buddhist monks and Muslim cleric s- Nippon Hotel, Colombo – 9.4.2014)[i]

Ven. Ranthiligama Ratnajothi Thero passed away last month.

Mahinda Biddhist colombotelegraphWhen he died, the government did not declare national mourning and the nation did not wallow in an orgy of grief. There was no media frenzy or a public competition to claim his legacy. Such veneration is reserved for the likes of Ven. Gangodawila Soma Thero who preached his own anti-dhamma of bigotry and venom.

Ven. Ratnajothi Thero took the antithetical path. He did not make a name and a living out of inciting fare and hate. Instead he spent his energies on creating an oasis of harmonious coexistence in an increasingly turbulent sea of ethno-religious fanaticism. Like his Master, he seemed to have preached non-violence and loving-kindness towards all.

According to an obituary by Dr. Rifai, “He has been an architect of Muslim and Singhalese friendship association in Hemmathagama. He has been working hard to bridge the gaps between Muslims and Singhalese people….always calling people to live in peace and communal harmony. It has been his dream to build up a strong communal and social relationship between Muslim and Singhalese communities in the area. He loved to see people living in peace and harmony…. Since unfortunate incident in Mawanella in 2001 he has been working hard among Buddhist people of the area to build communal harmony among Muslims and Sinhalese.”[ii]

Ven. Ratnajothi Thero’s funeral reflected his life. Muslims joined Buddhists in mourning his death. Muslims carried his coffin to the cremation place. Hemmanthegama Mosque Federation provided lunch to the mourners.

“Hemmathagama people have lost one of noble and venerable monks and a friend of Muslim people in our area,”[iii] lamented Mr Azhar, principal of Kotegoda School and member of Buddhist-Muslim association in Hemmathagama.

When Gangodawila Soma Thero fell victim to the Russian Winter and the manic fringe screamed murder (by conspiratorial-Christians, the main enemy of that time), the political mainstream opted for opportunistic silence. When the JHU raised its ugly head, the mainstream parties, instead of taking a principled stand against its toxic-politics, sought to benefit from it.

Lankan political establishment never stood foursquare against the scourge of Sinhala-Buddhist fanaticism.

The Rajapaksas are not making tactical use of Sinhala-Buddhist fanaticism as all Lankan parties (from right to left) did. They are creating an axiomatic and structural nexus between their dynastic project and the most extremist and virulent strain of Sinhala-Buddhism. Not only have they appropriated Sinhala-Buddhism for their exclusive use; they are also giving a distinct Rajapaksa flavour to it.

A suitable analogy is the mutually sustaining relationship between the Al-Sauds and arguably the most fanatical and primitive Islamic sub-sect – Wahabism.

The Al-Sauds of Sri Lanka

Buddhism is not a ‘religion of the book’. Sinhala-Buddhism is. Its ‘holy book’ is the Mahawamsa. The Mahawamsa misshaped the teachings of the Buddha into a martial faith – a potent governance-tool for Lanka’s kings. Anagarika Dharmapala transformed Mahawamsa-Buddhism into modern Sinhala-Buddhism, a politically and socially retrogressive creed which equates anti-imperialism and patriotism with abiding hatred of minorities and the rejection of Enlightenment values.

Rajapaksa-Buddhism marks a new low-point, in this abysmal trajectory. It seeks to create a new conflation, connecting the Buddha, Buddhism, Sinhalese and the Rajapaksas. The first exposition of this fusion-creed was made at a reality-show for the military, ‘Ranaviru Real Star’. At the tightly choreographed gala, and in the presence of the President and other Rajapaksas, Jackson Anthony, actor turned Rajapaksa-ideologue, created a new genealogy for the Ruling Family. According to this marvellously creative genealogical table, the Rajapaksas are direct descendents of Dutugemunu – the Hero-king of Sinhala-Buddhism – and the Family of King Suddhodana, the Buddha’s father.

“Today we watched the Ten Great Warriors[iv] bringing a message from King Gemunu to the current President Mahinda Rajapaksa. I felt that this was very meaningful for two reasons…. If Prince Gemunu wants to send a letter to a modern head-of-state, the most suitable amongst our post-independence leaders is the current Commander-in-Chief. Secondly Prince Gemunu has a genealogical right to send a felicitation-message to a Rajapaksa… requesting him to protect this freedom for the future… Of the 219 rulers of this country only 6 waged war to create a unitary state….King Gemunu, King Walagamba, King Datusena, King Vijayaba the Great, King Parakramabahu VI. After King Prakramabahu the only hero who united the country was Right Honourable Mahinda Rajapaksa. (Mr. Anthony did not mention George III of Great Britain and Governor Brownrigg; naturally.) … Prince Gemunu argued with his uncle that the kingship of this country belonged to him because he was a descendent of the Suddodana family, the family of Lord Buddha’s father. King Suddodana’s brother was Amithodana; Amithodana’s child was Pandushakya; Pandushakya’s daughter was Badrakachchayana; she came to Lanka to marry King Panduwasdev. Her daughter Unmada Chitra’s son was Pandukabhaya; his son was Mutasiva; his son was Devanampiyatissa; his brother was Mahanaga; Mahanaga ran away to Ruhuna and built Magampattuwa; his brother was Yatalatissa; Yatalatissa’s brother was Gotabhaya… King Gotabhaya’s son was Kawantissa; his son was Gemunu. Gemunu takes this genealogical legacy to Giruwapattuwa…. Today a Rajapaksa of Giruwapattuwa received a message from his ancestor Prince Gemunu, through the Ten Great Warriors, asking him to protect the freedom of the unitary country for the future.” [v]

This made-to-order history can be crunched into an Aristotelian syllogism:

The descendents of the Suddhodana Family are the rightful rulers of Lanka.

The Rajapaksas descend from the Suddhodana Family.

The Rajapaksas are the rightful rulers of Lanka.

Reason and intelligence can sometimes be blind to the power of ignorance. Mr. Anothony’s history is errant nonsense; it even contradicts the Mahawamsa[vi]. But it should not be dismissed as drivel because this drivel is being sprouted by a leading ideologue of the Ruling Family.

The Mahawamsa’s three precepts are Consecrated Island, Chosen Race and Sinless War; the Rajapaksa ideologues are seeking to add a fourth precept – Rightful Dynasty. Until 1815, the two necessary preconditions for Lankan kingship were royalty and Buddhism. That was how Nissankamalla, a scion of India’s Kalinga Dynasty, reigned in Pollonnaruwa and Nayakkara kings ruled the Kandyan Kingdom from 1739 (including Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe who re-established Higher Ordination).

Historically a kinship with Family Suddodana was never a condition for Lankan kingship. The purpose of this Rajapaksa addition is to use the Buddha to legitimise Rajapaksa rule, for eternity.

The BBS et al are the Rajapaksas’ Mutaween, responsible for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, a la Rajapaksa-Buddhism. As the Nippon incident demonstrates, they will attack not just minorities but also Buddhists who reject Rajapaksa-Buddhism. Minorities can only be condemned of treachery; Buddhists will be accused of treachery-cum-heresy.

This fractured and warring Rajapaksa-future is still not an inevitable fate. There is another Sri Lanka which is possible, as Ven. Ratnajothi Thero’s life and death demonstrate. It is a future worth struggling for – because the alternative is an abject and a torn country at the (non-existent) mercy of the likes of the BBS and its Christian, Muslim and Hindu counterparts.


[i] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8oMxmzvwi4

[ii]http://mawanellanews.com/the-chief-monk-of-hemmathagama-ven-ranthiligma-ratnajothi-thero-passed-away/. I am extremely grateful to Dr. Rifai and Mr. Latheef Farook for making me aware of the life and death of this truly Buddhist priest, through their articles.

[iii] Ibid

[iv] According to the Mahawamsa, King Dutugemunu’s army was led by the Dasa Maha Yodayas, meaning ten great warrior generals possessing superhuman strength and martial ability.

[vi] According to the Mahawamsa, Prince Gemunu fled to Malaya (the central hills), after he fell out with his father; the Chronicle makes no mention of Giruvapattuwa. And the Prince Gemunu of Mahawamsa does not claim that he is a descendent of King Suddodhana or that Lankan kingship belongs to the descendents of Family Suddhodana.

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    We have Mahanama, Mahavamsa and now Maharajapakse.

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        J(Emil) Basher

        “[Edited out]”

        Thanks for sharing your physical and emotional problem with us.

        We are here to help you to over come your fears.

        Size doesn’t matter,

        Please go ahead with your wedding arrangements.

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          [Edited out]

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            Santa

            “[Edited out]”

            Wife faking orgasm is normal in this part of the world. No need to worry about it.

            I can’t fix it but I know a man who can.

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              Who is this [Edited out] TG to talk about Ven. Gangodawila Soma & his
              preaching? He was widely accepted as the best preacher of ourtimes & homage by millions of people to his body over a two weeks was a testimony to that effect which no any national leader ,couple of times president can ever get.

              Pro terrorist Christian NGO mafia, catholic/Christian churches openly supporting terrorism & anti-Buddhist writers like Tisaranee were the reasons for the birth of JHU which won 09 parliamentary seats in 03 months of formation of the party, a record in electoral history.

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                John, don’t you understand that this bugger is really Venereal Gandasara and a right hand man of Nande Master a.k.a. GOATa?

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      Tisaranee Gunasekara –

      Wow,

      The Paras are going berserk in the Land of the Veddah. Different Version of Buddhism now. Mara Version, in addition to Monk Mahanmaa Version.

      We need to send the Para-Sinhala, especially the Para-Mahawansa and their stooges back to their Native Land, South India.

      The DNA Proves that.

      “The Rajapaksas are not making tactical use of Sinhala-Buddhist fanaticism as all Lankan parties (from right to left) did. They are creating an axiomatic and structural nexus between their dynastic project and the most extremist and virulent strain of Sinhala-Buddhism. Not only have they appropriated Sinhala-Buddhism for their exclusive use; they are also giving a distinct Rajapaksa flavour to it.”

      “A suitable analogy is the mutually sustaining relationship between the Al-Sauds and arguably the most fanatical and primitive Islamic sub-sect – Wahabism.”

      “The Al-Sauds of Sri Lanka”

      “Buddhism is not a ‘religion of the book’. Sinhala-Buddhism is. Its ‘holy book’ is the Mahawamsa. The Mahawamsa misshaped the teachings of the Buddha into a martial faith – a potent governance-tool for Lanka’s kings. Anagarika Dharmapala transformed Mahawamsa-Buddhism into modern Sinhala-Buddhism, a politically and socially retrogressive creed which equates anti-imperialism and patriotism with abiding hatred of minorities and the rejection of Enlightenment values.”

      “Rajapaksa-Buddhism marks a new low-point, in this abysmal trajectory. It seeks to create a new conflation, connecting the Buddha, Buddhism, Sinhalese and the Rajapaksas.”

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      The Sinhala-Buddhist Monks in Sri Lanka are the most corrupt, most racist, and the most dangerous. Buddhist monks are supposed to have given up all the worldly things (Materialism) and practice Ahimsa (non-violence), Karuna (compassion), Metta (affection), and Maithriya (loving-kindness) towards fellow humans (irrespective of race/religion) but in Sri Lanka, it’s a different story. The Sinhala-Buddhist Monks are Corrupt to the Core.

      To prove Tisaranee Gunasekara’s point that the Mahawamsa misshaped the teachings of the Buddha into a martial faith, let me draw an example from the Mahavamsa,

      CHAPTER I THE VISIT OF THE TATHAGATA

      Please read the whole chapter here:
      http://lakdiva.org/mahavamsa/chap001.html

      The first visit of the Buddha was to Mahiyangane area where Yakkhas lived. The Mahavamsa Buddha did not try to win them over with his compassion as the original Buddha did in similar circumstances. He TERRORIZED the Yakkhas by MANIPULATING natural phenomena. The Yakkhas appealed to the Buddha NOT TO TERRORIZE them if they were not harmed, they would vacate the land for the Buddha. The Mahavamsa Buddha seems to have taken the innate evil character of the Sinhalese. ‘he struck terror to their hearts by rain, storm, darkness and so forth.’ The yakkhas, overwhelmed by fear, besought the fearless Van quisher to release them from terrors, and the Vanquisher, destroyer of fear, spoke thus to the terrified yakkhas:

      “To this great gathering of that yakkhas went the Blessed One, and there, in the midst of that assembly, hovering in the air over their heads, at the place of the (future) Mahiyangana-thupa, he struck terror to their hearts by rain, storm, darkness and so forth.’ The yakkhas, overwhelmed by fear, besought the fearless Van quisher to release them from terrors, and the Vanquisher, destroyer of fear, spoke thus to the terrified yakkhas: `I will banish this your fear and your distress, O yakkhas, give ye here to me with one accord a place where I may sit down. ‘The yakkhas thus answered the Blessed One: ‘We all, O Lord, GIVE YOU EVEN THE WHOLE OF OUR ISLAND Give us release from our fear.”

      The Mahavamsa portrayal of the Buddha’s second visit also shows that the Buddha had been brought down to a level which the Sinhalese could understand. I think even the Buddha won’t forgive the Ven. Mahanama for this. The second visit of the Buddha was to Nagadipa, now identified with northern part of Lanka. Two Naga princes were about to fight fiercely for a gem set throne and bloodshed was imminent. The Buddha made his visit to prevent bloodshed. There too, the Mahavamsa Buddha seems to have used TERRORIST methods of MANIPULATING natural phenomena to frighten the princes so that they themselves offered the Buddha the throne out of fear.

      The Mahavamsa Buddha seems to have taken on a character which the original would not have recognized. In the Mahavamsa chapter 1, its author Ven. Mahanama Thero has converted the Buddha into a Terrorist/Barbarian and Buddhism into Barbarism. Don’t you people think that it is an insult to the original Buddha?

      Mahanama the author of Mahavamsa is not just a normal man, he is supposed to be a scholarly Buddhist monk of the Mahavihara. A venerable Buddhist Thero and a responsible member of the Theravada Buddhist Samgha cannot write something like this insulting the Buddha. How can a Buddha who taught chastity, temperance, tolerance, compassion, loving kindness, etc do something that is opposite to his teachings and how can a Buddhist monk write such a thing?

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    Soon Gandasara will pop up at Tisaranee’s door wielding his free iPad given by Rajapssa.

    Cheers!

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      The Silence of the Lambs (film) is what I instantly came to my mind watching the scene. What cant they the authorities put him in a Rehab – so that he could become somewhat gentle safeguarding the all civilized ways of the lanken buddhism ?
      Has anyone from the SLGO YET made any statement regarding the incident ? Minister of Justice? Minister of Defence ? (nation´s stupidity)

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        Nuwan Jayamanne,

        Ruling clan will do nothing.

        Gandasara & BBS are their insane attack dogs. Unleashed to control protests against Wilpattu new buidling projects. Used only when required.

        This is how Sri Lanka will be ruled in the future. Mob rule. Better get used to it.

        Opposition UNP is spineless. People are helpless.

        This is ethno-nationalist, religious fascism. Cynically used by Rajapassa clan to entrench their power.

        They will miserably fail. But, will ruin our country in the process.

        As Sri Lankans we have no other options. But, resist.

        As proven by the ongoing battle against Tamil racists, it is no easy task. Fighting racists, fascists, seperatists & religious fanatics have never been easy.

        Yet, we must fight back. And we must prevail.

        Cheers!

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          I believe still the levels have not reached to be called – appalling.
          This may be the reason why the public still seems to be away from protests.
          I never thought that election results would turn out to be in favour of rulers – JVPrs and UNPers have made the public very clear during the few moments they were given on the TV debates like (Balaya, Satana, Rathuira etc). I have watched few of them and got to know thhe gravity of the corruption that the MR adminstration has made. Some have even proof materials covering over 95% of the billion of loans being highly abused. What is the function of Bribary commission ?

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            If Balaya, Satana, Rathuira etc exposed corruption convincingly, how come people voted for UPFA. It shows either people do not believe gossip mongers or there is no alternative to MR to maintain peace and growth.

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              You are right. There is no alternative to Mara because this mara is a rare animal. His serial killer looking brother is another rare species. Hence what this Dog Gnanasaraya doing is an invaluable job in protecting those two animals as per its masters.

              When it comes to your ‘peace and growth’. Let me tell you that if this is what you call peace we don’t need it. Once this sick family is completely removed there would be peace no doubt. What growth you are talking about? Borrow money from a Shylock/China and throwing parties/Namal moron’s night races is growth to you? Building a ship less namesake port is a growth?

              Mara and his entire family is stinking. Scavengers love that decomposed smell but we cant stand it. They must be buried before worms are formed.

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                J Wickrama,

                Both Mara and Gota maintain and feed BBS Balu sena very well by giving them Money, Buildings, super luxury vehicles, foreign trips and also feed them well and unleashing them whenever required.

                The latest wilpattu incident is a mere drama played by BBS to satisfy Maha Rajas.

                Watch the BBS with their secrte service unit entouraj and other supporters.

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ-6-6ZEd7E&feature=youtu.be

                How come when MR distroyed over 5000 acres in Hambanthota Thick Jungle and animal habitat to build Mattala Airport, Suriyawewa Cricket stadium and the Harbour. Where was BBS then…..

                Also now MR building the 17th and 18th Airports in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya chopping 2000 acres of catchment area trees and cultivable land. Where is BBS….

                The bottom line is MR lost the Galle district PC polls Badly due to all muslims voting for UNP,JVP and Muslim parties and then Lost Colombo and Kalutara districts due to both Muslims and Tamils votig for UNP,JVP,DP and for other Muslim and Tamil parties.
                None of the Muslims and Tamils voted for MR’s UPFA party, and this made MR furious.

                Therefore unleashing BBS Balu Sena was Mara’s revenge against Muslim and in future against Tamil communities also.

                Await for more Medamulana drama until UNHRC pass the next resolution.

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GazE8PAL-DE

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                Wickrama, Don’t you know that the US debt exceeds 17 trillian (trillian is thousand billion, and billion is thousand million) by now. Sri Lanka debt is only 25 billion to date. Don’t forget that we all borrow at some time in life. We are compelled to borrow to move forward. But we all know that we should not borrow too much. They say, 65% of GNP is not bad.

                Alternative to MR was Ranil. If he won in 2005, this island would have been two countries by 2009. Not just that, we would be fighting incessant border wars with Velu and his gang by now.

                If SF won in 2009, this country would be like Egypt today; democracy would have been sidetracked. We would be witnessing not night races but the third rebellion by the JVP. Remember we were once called a failed state. We would have remained in that state for China would not have invested in an unstable country.

                MR and his family may be a stink to rump LTTE, evangelists, Wahhabis and Salafis, NGO parasites, neo-cons and Colombians but not for the majority voters. We have seen, MR is the saviour of the nation for majority voters meaning those who love a peaceful and stable country.

                You have to wait a long time for your dirty dreams (smell of decomposed smell) come true.

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                Wickrama,
                it is reported that Cbanked is reached unexpected bankrupt levels to this days. Their manipulations tactics applied on figures so that they could apply for higher loans, but it is believed
                over 95% of the funds have been abused. This will come to light sooner than later. COPE is criticising the manner that they gave contracts to handful of MR´s men without calling public tenders as had been in the past.
                We all believe though the election results ended up in favour of UPFA, clear signs have been given by the people this time, that MR ´s hand is not powerful as had been before. There are numerous conflicts within the heterogenous coalition ( like all kind of poisonous are kept in one single container)-
                There are enough evidence in world politics, that leaders would become loser within shorter peiriod of times. That will be the case for sure for MR in coming months.

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              Not gossips monger, even opposition leader has no place in today´s environment. Minister of Justice is reduced to his title, since the megalomanic has taken his departement to function under him. All using his excutive powers. CBK´s administration did not function in this manner. If you have a brain the size of a mustard seed, you would feel, why Heroine issue (the largest size of the herroin scandal came to light in the south asia) went burried under the carpet. And the duminda´s killings went under the carpet. And all other much higher crimes and abuses went under the carpet… all these gossips?
              MR has mad eit like that no resistance is given to anyone. This is not a democracy at all. You and the ilk would interpret it differnt since you guys have not lived in democracies. Our people deserve atleast their basic rights – that to get served equally.

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          Actually opposition together with all kind of segements in the society should go on protests asking police/courts to take him to custody. See, that Wijitha thero was intimidated to forgive under duress. Ghanasara attacked him with all vulgar langauge. Did anyone see this kind of things happening in SL in the past ?

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            This means in today´s srilanka, if yo are physically attacked by anyone, you cant voice against that.

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    What makes a good Buddhist or what makes a good Muslim is only known to the Allmighty. He is aware of what is in our hearts, our inner most feelings and our secret actions. Further he is Most Compassionate and Most Merciful. A single meritorius act may bring about the forgiveness of an entire life of sin, whereas a a single sin may lead to damnation.

    So we cannot judge people on face value. A Buddhist may be a better Muslim than a Muslim. A Muslim amy be a better Buddhist than a Buddhist. All are equal before the Lord. Wearing of robes does not automatically mean that a person is a Buddhist or Muslim. Much more is the sincere intention and the doing of good deeds to others.

    Gandasara places much emphasis on the robe as if it confers instant holiness or Arahatship on the wearer. Yet his behaviour is crass and unbecoming of a follower of the Buddha or even an ordinary person in society.

    The Dhammpada – Chapter 17, Anger

    221. One should give up anger, renounce pride, and overcome all fetters. Suffering never befalls him who clings not to mind and body and is detached.
    222. He who checks rising anger as a charioteer checks a rolling chariot, him I call a true charioteer. Others only hold the reins.
    223. Overcome the angry by non-anger; overcome the wicked by goodness; overcome the miser by generosity; overcome the liar by truth.
    224. Speak the truth; yield not to anger; when asked, give even if you only have a little. By these three means can one reach the presence of the gods.
    225. Those sages who are inoffensive and ever restrained in body, go to the Deathless State, where, having gone, they grieve no more.
    226. Those who are ever vigilant, who discipline themselves day and night, and are ever intent upon Nibbana — their defilements fade away.
    227. O Atula! Indeed, this is an ancient practice, not one only of today: they blame those who remain silent, they blame those speak much, they blame those who speak in moderation. There is none in the world who is not blamed.
    228. There never was, there never will be, nor is there now, a person who is wholly blamed or wholly praised.
    229. But the man whom the wise praise, after observing him day after day, is one of flawless character, wise, and endowed with knowledge and virtue.
    230. Who can blame such a one, as worthy as a coin of refined gold? Even the gods praise him; by Brahma, too, is he praised.
    231. Let a man guard himself against irritability in bodily action; let him be controlled in deed. Abandoning bodily misconduct, let him practice good conduct in deed.
    232. Let a man guard himself against irritability in speech; let him be controlled in speech. Abandoning verbal misconduct, let him practice good conduct in speech.
    233. Let a man guard himself against irritability in thought; let him be controlled in mind. Abandoning mental misconduct, let him practice good conduct in thought.
    234. The wise are controlled in bodily action, controlled in speech and controlled in thought. They are truly well-controlled.

    The essence of righteous conduct is to behave well with others. These are the teachings to Muslims as well as Buddhists. It seems thaey originate from the same universal truth.

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    Thanks TG.
    How many Theros would follow Ven. Ranthiligama Ratnajothi Thero’s footstep? I wish many.

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    Gnanasara racism is not subtle. Its seems deliberate, planned and designed to embarrass Buddhists.

    I don’t know of any Buddhist who like this Gnanasara. It must be Buddhist haters who keep feeding and propping up the guy.

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      It looks to me, like this is a roundabout plan by one cunning brother, to oust the other unsuspecting brother.

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      Have you seen the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8oMxmzvwi4 ?
      At least there is another one like him.
      I AM NOT AGAINST BUDHISM.

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      @vibushana, yes you are correct. His name is Gotabaya Rajapukka.

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    Only srilankaguardian, colombotelegraph and vivalanka has published long obituaries about the Buddhist monk, Ranthiligama Ratnajothi thero. Instead of writing about the life and works of the thero neo-con paid writers of those write ups have made use the opportunity to attack mahavamsa, Gangodawila Soma and etc and showcase the fairness of Wahhabi Muslims.

    “The celebrations didn’t last long. Less than an hour after Rajapaksa’s late afternoon speech, a suicide bomber struck the air force headquarters in the city, killing three people, including two airmen and wounding at least 32. The LTTE have not officially claimed responsibility, but the message sent by the blast was unmistakable: even if the government is close to controlling all of Sri Lanka, the guerrilla war is far from finished.”

    That wasn’t my writing; it was Thisaranee’s writing to Transcurrents in early 2009. At the time she visualized LTTE leadership would survive to continue the so-called Tamil struggle in the form of a guerilla war and have more dollars in her kitty.

    When LTTE was no more, Thisaranee changed her tune. She opted to run down the same LTTE leader who she upped only a few months back saying; “The real goal of Velupillai Pirapaharan was not Tamil Eelam but Tiger Eelam; and his single-minded pursuit of Tiger Eelam undermined the Tamil cause terminally.”

    [Edited out]

    This woman cannot accept the fact that President Rajapakse had liberated Sri Lanka from the clutches of LTTE terrorism and has turned Sri Lanka to be the most politically and economically stable and the fastest developing country in SE Asia.

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      Banda

      “neo-con paid writers”

      Who are these neo-cons and these writers?

      Why neo-cons pay these writers?

      What is in it for both?

      How do you know exactly who pays whom?

      Were you ever employed by neo-cons?

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        But who is hiring neo cons to tally theirs speeches with world formats ?
        Recalling the facts that most stupid president in power to have hired pottinger by paying thousands of dollars for the task..

        As aged grannies would share it – to accuse anyone of being neo con paid writers is the same as they go on saying that any criticimss from the west are impirialist invasions. shining lights that they the west are going to hold the power in the country… these are fairy tales to be away from the truth.

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        I thought the answers for all those queries are obvious even for a stupid like you.

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          Banda

          “I thought the answers for all those queries are obvious even for a stupid like you”

          Why don’t you educate me?

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            Native Mixed Veddha, You begin from the Montessori in Dambana. MR built up a fully pledged Montessori for Veddha kids in Dambana. Don’t ask from others to educate you.

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              noel-jones

              “You begin from the Montessori in Dambana. MR built up a fully pledged Montessori for Veddha kids in Dambana.”

              Was the project handled by Basil? Let me have the address.

              “Don’t ask from others to educate you.”

              Why not?
              Banda appears to know just about everything that there is to know, from Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist hydraulic civilisation, 2500 years Mahanama history to neo-cons, history of Sinhala language, and Hindu Organ June 1939.

              I am not ashamed to learn from learned people.

              Why do you interfere between Banda and me, we have a great platonic relationship?

              Go beat up some genuine Buddhists.

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      Banda, While agree with your comment, [Edited out]

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        [Edited out]

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          noel-jones

          “Banda, While agree with your comment, [Edited out]”

          Banda

          “[Edited out]”

          I do understand.

          If you are unable to hold it for more than a few seconds, please use an analgesic cream or spray.

          Might work.

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            Native Mixed Vaddha, I told you. You were chased away from your clan because you are Gay. You proved it by yourself.

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              noel-jones

              Whats your problem with gays?

              As long as your bum is safe you need not to worry about them.

              Have you noticed down south is a favorite tourist are for western pedophiles?

              Great tourist attraction.

              සුභ අලුත් අවුරුදක් වේවා

              இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்

              Happy New Year

              Reflect on your past years may help you to find happiness in the new year.

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                I think today there are equal rights for gay people couples at least in few cities in Europe and America. European TV senders bring talks shows where ” Gay men and women seek their partners as hetero would do”. Not like that everyone should take care of their bums cornering that every gay man would harm any guy. I respect them, because we have gay colleagues, that fulfil their duties to top, can rely on them mostly. Even if genetics has yet to make clear whether gay genes are existent, but these tendencies make up some 20-30% of each population.

                Yes, in Europe and US they get elected for their election manifesto # fighting for gay rights, our people are still far behind to even give some fairness to them yet. This is the info gap that our people suffer even today. They attack fellow citizens by going exceeding all limits.

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    Any one who believes in Mahawamsa also believes that a lion can mate with a women and produce Sinhalese! Are we all so dumb?

    The reason Balu Bala Sena attacked the other priests at Nippon is to take the focus away from what is happening due to the UN recent resolution. This is another trick by the regime, similar to what Mervyn Silva did when there was some serious news that was to come out against the regime, Mervyn did his monkey tricks so that it comes out as the major news and not the other.

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      Park, when you compare about Darwin’s theory to Mahawamsa, I’m proud that women mate with a Lion and produce Sinhalese.

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      You haven’t read the Mahawamsa fully. You are commenting on what others have written about it. Carry on if that satisfy you stupids.

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        Mechanic, I am not sure if your comment is directed towards me or not. If it is directed towards me, then I must confess that I have read Mahawamsa fully.

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    Thank you Tasaranee.

    Honestly I am disgusted since I saw that video clip.
    I am ashamed that as a Buddhist I couldnt contribute in some way or the other stop this ugly PIG Gandasara’s behaviour.

    It’s crystal clear that he has been given 007 license.
    I couldnt believe my eyes that 40 cops standing right there watching.

    Gandasara has crossed the line. He must be stopped.

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    Kind Attention of Tisaranee Gunasekara and others, who are confused with the false labels attached on Muslims.

    If you ask as Arab ‘Are you a Wahabi’ he/she will say NO and tell you his/her tribal name. Example Tammimi, Shehhi, Berberi, It’s time to stop fighting a non existent entity.

    Wahabi is a tribe just as Saudi and so many other tribes in the Arabian peninsula. Muslims are not named after a tribe or a person. In essence Islam means to submit to the will of God (Allah) and those who do so sincerely are known as just ‘Muslims’.

    Wahabi, Sufi, Shia and some others are misnomers. In the Islamic history they were mere Schools of Thought. All these Schools of Thought had only a perspective or an interpretation according to their understanding. Long after the Death of these Scholars; the followers created their own version with their political masters. Some of these groups / people have strayed away completely from the Core Values of Islam. While some others who identify themselves by any other than Muslim, will be representing these political entities and their leaders interest, which is to control the vast amount of wealth and power in the region. Some of these leaders will tie up with the Devil to achieve the goals. The term for these Muslims who deviate are KNOWN as THE KHAWARIJS.

    The basic message of Islam is the same message of all the previous prophets (peace be upon all of them) worship God alone and avoid worshipping anything besides Him, whether it is a person, place or thing, directly or indirectly. This basic principle of Monotheism is contained in the opening chapter of the Noble Quran, known as Surah al-Fathiha, verse 4: “You alone we worship and from you alone we do seek help.” In (The Noble Quran 4:37), Allah also said: “Worship Allah and do not associate partners with Him.” The last Prophet (pbuh) is reported to have said: Anyone who says: ‘There is no god worthy of worship except Allah’ and dies holding that belief sincerely will be eventually granted paradise.

    Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab made every effort to purify Islam by returning Muslims to the original principles of Islam, as exemplified by the Salaf (Companions of the Prophet (pbuh) First and Second Generation in Arabia) and rejecting what was regarded as corruptions introduced by Bid’ah (Innovation of new practices) and Shirk (Attributing Partners). Although all Muslims pray to one God, Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab was keen on emphasising that no intercession with God was possible without God’s permission, which God only grants to whom He wills and only to benefit those whom He wills, certainly not the ones who invoke anything or anyone except Him, as these would never be forgiven.

    Muslims have a specific purpose in Life on earth. Most of them know it and pursue to the best of their ability.

    And lo! this your religion is one religion and I am your Lord, so keep your duty unto Me. (The Noble Quran 22:52) But they (mankind) have broken their religion among them into sects, each sect rejoicing in its tenets. (The Noble Quran 22:53) So leave them in their error till a time. (The Noble Quran 22:54)

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      Magribi, The basic message of Islam in Srilanka as follows:

      Make love with any women and breed more children.

      Convert other follower’s of different religions or marry the women belongs to other religion’s and convert them.

      Erect a mosque or prayer stations in every square mile of a country and marry majority race women to breed more children. And import family planning equipment and distribute them among majority race and reduce the breed of children of majority race. For that purpose mixed various herbal things like “Sathakuppa” to spices which infertile majority race women.

      Make money in any sort of way wether it is legal or illegal and grab lands as much as you can and build houses. If you don’t have a job grab a land near a jungle and erect a house and cut the trees in the jungle and sell or kill the animal’s in the jungle and sell. If you cannot do the both dig ancient ruins,tresures in the jungle sell it.

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      Magrhibi:

      Islam that muslims following is not Islam.

      It is simply the Arab culture.

      Arabs were very violent animal like people since the the ancient times. That is what muslims have learned. that is why muslims are very violent in some countries.

      Otherwise, how come RELIGION OF PEACE becomes VERY VIOLENT IN SOME CULTURES and in some sects like WAHABIs.

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        JimSofty

        Very similar to Sinhala-Buddhists!

        Right from the begining the Sinhalese are born from wild animal/beast.

        Buddhism that Sinhalese following is not Buddhism. It is simply the Sinhala culture. Sinhalese were very violent animal like people since the the ancient times. That is what Sinhalese have learned, that is why Sinhalese are very violent. Otherwise, how come Buddhism a RELIGION OF PEACE becomes VERY VIOLENT IN SOME CULTURES like Sinhala and in some sects like Mahavamsa Buddhism.

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    Thisaranee, If I’m a muslim and grab lands in Devanagala, in Mawanella,I would also carry a coffin of any monk who stayed deaf and dumb knowing what’s going on. That’s what you and the rest wants monks to do. Stay Deaf and Dumb while minorities do whatever they want.

    Ven.Gnanasara protesting and reveal those who behind illeagal land grabs,erecting unauthorised mosques around the country, he is a bad monk who decend from Mawamsa mentality. And he is a bad monk who use bad language. And suddenly you and the rest of Die-Ass-Pora worry about Ven.Gnanasara’s language. What a Joke?

    Where is so called environmental friendly organisations whom screaming past years when the government starts a development project in Eastern or North provinces. Why not they scream against illeagal land grab in Wilpattu National Park or Adjacent area to the national park by muslims? Where are they now Thisaranee? Only Sinhalese doing that they wake up? When a Sinhala man cut a wooden stick for his mammoty from the jungle the Forest Conservation eager to put him behind bars. Now in front of our naked eyes whole jungle bull-dozing but no Forest Conservation or any other dept. there to put these people behind bars. Where is the Law. The Law is only for the Sinhalese?

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      noel-jones,

      Where was Forest conservatives when Rajapakses buldozed over 1000 acres of thick Jungle and Animal habitat to build the White elephant Mattala Airport………

      Where was Forest conservatives when Rajapakses buldozed over 1000 acres of jungle, animal habitat, chena cultivation and human habitat in Suriya wewa to Build another White Elephant Cricket Stadium and the Roads to connect it……

      Where were Forest conservatives when Rajapakses drenched over 500 acres of cultivable land and human habitat to Sea and buldozed another 1000 acres to build another white elephant harbour in Hambanthota……..

      Now the people are suffering without rain and water and face ecological disasters thanks to your Forest conservative department.

      Also Rajapakses are building 17th Airport in the middle of catchment areas in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya gulping over 2000 acres of Jungle.

      Good luck with your Forest conservation department.

      Keep it up Moda Raja.

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        Lasantha, Hey Stupid I’m not asking about the Forest Conservation dept. What I’m asking is where are the Envioramantel Frindly Organisations funded by NGO’s and INGO’s?

        And Mattala,Suriyawewa and the Hambantota harbour area are not thick jungle’s or belong to Forest Conservation dept. These are shrubby land stupid. No cultivation possible in these lands. At least you did not go to the Katharagama when you were kid? Good Luck with your stupidity.

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    TG:

    Buddhism, Sinhala-Buddhism And Rajapaksa-Buddhism.

    Looking at the Picture reminds me of what Moshe Dayan of Israel once said of Golda Meir when she was coming down from a plane.

    ***It is a future worth struggling for – because the alternative is an abject and a torn country at the (non-existent) mercy of the likes of the BBS and its Christian, Muslim and Hindu counterparts.

    As a practicing Hindu I feel offended by the above. Who are these Hindu Counterparts ( and for that matter there are no Christian or Muslim Extremists ) in Sri Lanka. We have fought for Freedom only as Tamils and have never brought religion into this. It is unfortunate that the Muslims were driven out of the North and that was because they spied for the enemy. SLMC identified who the enemy was and that is why they handed over a Secret dossier to Mrs. Pillai.
    Even the Bishop of Mannar Rayappu who fights for Tamil Rights has never been challenged or questioned by Hindus who have given him wholehearted support. Please in future don’t muddy the water with ill thought out statements. We all want to get rid of MR but let us not fall foul of defamatory statements.

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    So predictable. When was the last time this mother of all NGO paid pseudo journalists wrote anything that is not an attack on the president of the country?

    Seems like the frustration of the severe spanking received by the now irrelevant elite class/NGO civil society he/she represents in the western provincial elections is having a toll to go as far as to claim that Mahavamsa is a Buddhist book.

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    Tisaranee you hit the nail on the Head,

    Yes the only way Rajapakses could control Buddhists in Sri Lanka is by Bringing all the Buddhist sects, including Kandy and up country Siyam Nikaya under Southern BBS command. For this Rajapakses have invested heavily on them inclding giving cash, Land, super luxury Land cruisers, luxury Mini vans, jeeps and a bunch of Intelligence service personnel.

    Rajapakses ultimatum is to hit the Kandy Dalada Maligawa Jack pot using BBS thugs.This also helps Rajapakses to control 17 Million Buddhist followers under their comman. Already Rajapakses control sothern buddhist sects and installed their goon as Bassanayake Nilame in Southern Kataragama Dewalaya.

    http://www.shasheendrarajapaksa.com/ruhunu-maha-kataragama-dewalaya.html

    Already BBS Gnanasara is forming a One Milion Force.Who is funding him and who is behind this.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/01/11/as-hardline-monks-rally-sri-lanka-on-buddhist-pride-minority-muslims-fear-being

    Also the famous “Adambarakara Thatha” after dissolving the police commission, Judiciary, election commission, supreme court and free media…..may be expecting all the Minority communities and Races to come to him to find solace and protection for their day to day lives.

    THE PROUD FATHER AND AN ACTING KING LOVES PEOPLE TO BOW DOWN BEFORE HIM TO GET THINGS DONE.

    We saw how “Vasi Dewa Nana” bow down before king in order to eat left over bones.

    First of all we are very grateful for JVP for stepping in as the major opposition party that finally will represents all communities in Sri Lanka.

    Thank you JVP for coming foreward again to make your voice herd for Helpless, poor, voiceless and powerless people in all communities of Sri Lanka. We do’nt see this from UNP or DP or other opposition parties.

    I stil have some crucial questions that I need answers. They are…..

    1)Where were BBS when President Rajapakse Built Mattala Airport NOW IDLING IN THE THICK JUNGLE and a ANIMAL HABITAT COVERING OVER 1000 ACRES OF THICK JUNGLE, PERMANENTLY COVERED WITH CONCRETE DESTROYING ECO SYSTEM, ANIMAL HABITAT, SAUNA AND FLORA AND FUTURE AGRIABLE LAND WITH VIRGIN HIGH RICH SOIL.

    2) Where were BBS when Pres.Rajapakse cleared over 500 acres of THICK JUNGLE AND A ANIMAL HABITAT IN SURIYAWEWA TO BUILD A HUGE CRICKET STADIM WITH NO USE AT ALL.

    3) Where was BBS when Pres.Rajapakse built a Harbour in Hambanthota dredging out over 500 acres of land into the sea and covering another 500 acres with concrete which was previously cultivated and where people lived, now turned into a DESERT.

    4)How come Pres.Rajapakse build airports in catchment areas in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya clearing Thousands of Forests and trees with no apparent use.
    Already there are 17 airports in Sri Lanka. Why more, when we have choppers to ride all over.

    http://www.shasheendrarajapaksa.com/ruhunu-maha-kataragama-dewalaya.html

    5)Where does BBS gets funds to drive THEIR OWN SUPER LUXURY LAND CRUISERS, A/C LUXURY MINIVANS, MERCEDES BENZ CARS AND TAKING A LOAD OF ENTOURAGE ALONG WITH THEM WHERE EVER THEY GO.

    6)Who gave authority to BBS to interfere in Peoples daily lives, when there’s a ministry of Land, Justice, rehabilitation and re-settlement been appointed by the President.

    7)Who gave authority to BBS to disrupt, harass, talk in filthy language and threat of death openly in public. Aren’t people have the right of free speech and right to express their views.

    8)Are BBS the sole representatives of the whole “Sanga Sabawa” in Sri Lanka. Who gave them that authority and why.

    9)Who authorised BBS to take Intelligence service unit personnel when they travel……(In the video clip we see some personnel who look like Intelligence unit personnel)….Watch carefully.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ-6-6ZEd7E

    10)Is police department is there to carry out Law and order and Justice in the country, or they merely take orders from a single VIP person irrespective of Law and justice when on duty.

    11)Is there anybody or any authority that is available to listen and to take action against INJUSTICE towards Minority communities, helpless and powerless people.

    12) Where is Ministry of Justice, Supreme court, Bar Association, Opposition Parties(other than JVP) NGOs, foreign Missions, Religious groups, HR groups,UN, CW, and EU and SARC countries……..Aren’t they see what is going on in Sri Lanka today.

    13)Finally are all the above groups and partes ARE WAITING SILENTLY UNTIL ANOTHER 1983 LIKE PROGROM to take place again with MASSACRE, BLODSHED, LOOT AND MURDER TO TAKE PLACE IN SRI LANKA TO MAKE THEIR VOICE HERD.

    JVP is currently the only true peoples party and they should prove that only they could resolve peoples problems and could avoid another 1983 Genocidal Progrom.

    We herd BBS Gnanasara has been summoned to Police on April 12th and want to know if JVP has plans to either discuss or interview him. He should be sent to Jail ASAP to protect our country. This is a walking TIME BOMB WHICH COULD EXPLODE ANYTIME.

    http://www.adaderana.lk/news/gnanasara-thero-summoned-by-police-

    All our support for Tisaranee who is always two steps ahead, and our vote for you JVP, THE TRUE PEOPLES PARTY. Bring in Mada Chandrika (BBS arch enemy) back to Politics.Hear the following audio.

    http://yourlisten.com/bbspuwath/Y5Mjc5NT

    Yes, King Dutugemunu may be playing Bulty in his grave, watching Rajapakse Drama.

    Please find answers to the above questons.

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    First he came for the Chief Justice and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not the Chief Justice

    Then he came for the Entire Judiciary and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not in the Judiciary

    Then he came for the Unofficial Bar and still I did not speak out–
    Because I was not directly affected

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

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    Has this stupid monk and his backers thought for one single minute what would happen if all the Muslim Arab Countries send all the Sri Lankans out of their countries, what devastating impact that would have on our foreign currency earning and on the lives of those people.

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    Where is Bar Association of Sri Lanka…….and Mr.Upul Jayasuriya…..

    BASL should protect all Citizens equally and specially Minority, helpless, powerless, voiceless and poor people who are looking for justice.

    We don’t see BASL doing it’s part.

    BASL should help this innocent Monk Watareka Vijitha Thero who was assaulted and threat with death by this BBS Gnanasara drunkard thug. This thug is a walkig time bomb. Any time he could explode and murder somebody. He should be sent on solitary confinement.

    Does BBS have immunity under constitution to talk filth and call for death threats on other Citizens and monks and Priests…….

    Also can Gnanasara openly talk in filth to other Religious Priests and Laymen. He should openly apologise and should pay compensation for them.

    BASL should bring a lawsuit against BBS Gnanasara and other monks on this incident.

    Also BASL should work on curbing International Travel and should stop International Fundraising to BBS.

    Otherwise peple will not have any faith in BASL, and finally will take up arms to protect them selves and their rights.

    That day could be near.

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    Thisaranee’s courage is commendable.

    I wish to recommend a You Tube video by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche with the title ‘Are You Numb?’ This had been recorded possibly prior to his being ordained as a monk.

    He has many excellent lessons on ‘teachings of Buddha’. The video recommended explains what is happening in Sri Lanka and the role of the silent Buddhists who are following Dhamma.

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    It is a historical fact that the royal family of Anuradhapura and the family of emperor Ashoka are related. It is an established fact that the royal lineage of Ashoka goes back to Shuddodhana, the father of prince Siddhartha. While there is no documentary proof it is fair to assume that the descendants of the Anuradhapura royals are related to the Buddha by blood.

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      Jay Chambers

      While there is no documentary proof it is fair to assume that Aryan Hitler of Germany is also a descendant of emperor Ashoka who is related to the Buddha by blood. Even Gangis Khan is a blood relative of Buddha. Osama Bin Laden is a relative of Gangis Khan and therefore we can assume that Hitler and Osama are blood relatives of Anuradhapura royals.

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        Ravi Toronto

        A lucid account of unwritten history.

        Thanks for shedding light on how the whole world is closely inter related to one another. Now I understand how Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist hydraulic civilisation produced many despots in the past which continues to this day.

        Please bear with me.

        Are you saying Galagodaaththe Gnanasara, Gota, Fonseka,…. are related to Genghis Khan, Osama and Hitler?

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    Who is this Tisaranee? An interesting article, but it is replete with over-generalizations.

    I doubt that the majority of Buddhists in contemporary Sri Lanka believe the Rajapaksas are related to the ancient kings of the Island.

    I also believe that the overwhelming MAJORITY of buddhists in Sri Lanka DO NOT support and approve of the violent actions of BBS.

    Any good buddhists knows the “arya ashtangika margaya” – the noble eight-fold path expected of any lay person.

    One of the first principles is “samma sankalpa” – right intention. Any good buddhist will recognize that the BBS’ actions in calling for banning hijab or halal and conversions etc. all go against this principle, because the intention is malicious and meant to devalue others’ beliefs.

    The Buddha never forbad his followers or anyone, for that matter, from following any of the other “10,000” doors to enlightenment. He only said “I found this door – try it out if you will”.

    So if one is a logical person and a buddhist, one would not have any beef with people of other faiths.

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      You asked who is this Tisaranee? She is a [Edited out]
      [Edited out]
      She sees terrorists as freedom fighters and sense nationalists as extremists. So, she did everything she could to prevent MR from being elected the President in 2005.

      When MR became president, Thisaranee had become an economist and an expert on thrift. She wrote article after article to advise the government on how to save money by cutting the defence budget. When that didn’t stop war preparations, she and her cohorts started to mock the campaign that raised the moral of our forces. On 1/1/2006, Thisaranee wrote to Asia Tribune to say, President Rajapakse returned from his inaugural pilgrimage to India almost empty handed. Little she knew, MR had convinced India the need to eradicate LTTE.

      Eelam War 1V started in the earnest when LTTE closed Marwi Aru sluice gates. When gates opened and chased LTTE out of the East and our forces started their march towards the North, Thisaranee poured more and more write-ups to tell us that India will never allow LTTE to be defeated. As LTTE faced defeat after defeat, she talked about dynastic longings (Sunday Island 11/03/2007) of MR in just over two years into the Presidency.

      When our forces reached the gates of Kilinochchi, Thisaranee wrote that LTTE would never let its administrative capital to be overrun. She had gone so far as to say that our army would face the same fate as the German army in Stalingrad in WW11.

      When LTTE had being cornered finally to Mulathivu, Thisaranee said LTTE would fight a guerrilla war from its jungles of Mulativu for years to come. That’s some credentials of this lady’s predictions.

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        Banda, Thanks for naked Thisaranee. [Edited out]

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        Nice comment. Now she have nothing to do rather looking at BBS and other Sinhala Buddhist organizations. Every opinion that she has written have some connection to Sinhalese Buddhism.

        Thanks to Sinhalese Buddhism, She has a meal.

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    There cannot be much honest and genuine Buddhism in a family that names its children Percy, Dudley and Basil and still fools itself he has convinced the yakkos. This is as good as that
    notorious Bandaranaike and Wickremasinghe Buddhism where Bishops and virtual Mahanayakes hobbknob under the same roof.

    Backlash

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    Brilliant Madam Thisaranee! THANK YOU! Sinhala Buddhism is a Nasty Political Joke like the CORRUPT AND CRIMINAL JARAPASSA REGIME. Sinhala Moda Buddhism is an insult to the Buddha Sakyamuni.

    IN the land of Saffron monks gone MAD, STATE TERRORISM wrapped in the Buddhist flag is the name of the game – from the convenient rebirth of the LTTE during the Geneva debacle at the behest of Gotabaya Rajapaksa the war criminal and the killing of 4 people without any witnesses..
    State terrorism goes hand in hand with crimes of politicians and their cronies..
    Elephants being chained and dragged around in PERAHERAS to thrill the Sinhalaya Buddhist Modayas is an act of CRUELTY TO ANIMALS that MUST be banned.
    It is worse than animal sacrifice – cruel and degrading treatment..
    There is also gangs that are cutting down massive timber trees in all parts of the country. The theft of these treas is disguised by a puny little tree being planted in their place.. This tree cutting is mainly by the Military and UDA under Gota the Goon who sees suicide bombers in his sleep like MACBETH and fear shade trees and tree canopy.

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    Tissaranee Gunasekera, Thank you for another fine analysis. Gnanasara the violent will meet his match in the backlash that is inevitable. Every action has a reaction and the way events are unfolding it would be sooner than later.

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    Some one has asked Who is this Tissaranee?

    She is the quintessential Mahinda Rajapaksa
    hater.

    However, there is a difference between her
    and the many who hate Mahinda. She presents
    fact and makes a case why she dislikes. Others
    simple speak of MR and his parents, challenging their
    maternity and paternity. They have given MR a lot
    of names too.

    This is why I read TG every week. I want to see
    what this lady has to say, arguing her case, like
    the consummate lawyer. More often than not, I would,
    as a reader, rule in her favour.

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