17 November, 2018

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End Cattle Slaughter: Monk Who Set Himself On Fire Passes Away

The Buddhist monk Bohowatte Indararatna thero who set himself on fire in front of the Dalada Maligawa, Kandy in protest of cattle slaughter has passed away at the National Hospital a short while ago.

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End Cattle Slaughter: Sri Lanka’s First Attempt At Self-Immolation By A Buddhist Monk

 

Bohowatte Indararatna thero

 

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    respects to the dead monk. until now i was under the impression that it was a staged drama of a fake self sacrifice. i was of the opinion that this act stands nowhere compared to the acts of tileepan of ltte, and to that of those who set themselves on fire in tamilnadu to draw attention to the human rights violations in sri lanka.

    but now it turns out that it was a staged drama, perfectly video taped by a living person, of a real self sacrifice. whatever the intention was, whatever the clarity of the goals were, this man’s death happened for those animals that couldn’t speak for themselves. but those who take it as an opportunity to raise their racist voices against cattle slaughter should also think about where the rest of their non-veg food comes from. also the modern ingredients of their fast moving consumer goods. after all, humanity is not yet advanced enough to make edible synthetic meat or to rely on the meat of naturally dead animals. the strange fact is that those against cattle slaughter are all for fishery, which is nothing less than killing animals by suffocation and is actually more animals killed per plate (worst case with haal messo) compared to a very small fraction of a cow per meal per person.

    i have always had respect for vegetarians who argue against killing animals for food. the rest, i would simply ignore as racially motivated or as products of childhood indoctrination of mythology or as religious extremists. if not, why then there is so much noise only about cows? no problem eating chicken, sheep, goat, fishes and prawns? why aren’t those trades banned in panadura or kandy, the sacred city? this is nothing different from arguments raised by certain buddhist clergymen against ideas towards local production of ammunition during war times – it’s okay to import weapons and ammunition at high cost and kill humans, but no production of weaponry in the holy buddhist land!

    some say cows were the friends of agricultural civilizations. but i have seen how much of painful slavery cows are subjected to by the conventional agricultural civilization of this land. my grand father had a farm of cows, and i know how much suffering a cow endures while it’s branded, and that’s the status quo even today!

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    In history they disturbed our milk production……and imported powdered milk to Sri Lanka.And bodu bala sena goes to Norway.. Now they stop slaughtering cows and import beef from Norway.DOLLERS CAN DO MANY THINGS.

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    The authorities concerned should take it seriously and ease the heartaches of the monks….if they want to end cattle slaughter so be it….lots of people are turning to vegans (vegetarians) why not srilankans…even though i am a muslim ,i think we all should think rationally and allow the end of cattle slaughter….why not….its good for your health!!!and we will have peace in the country!!!

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      Roy,

      Human Slaughter is approved provided it is carried out by:

      1. USA (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya,Pakistan, Syria by Proxy) – Imperialism

      2. UK (Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria by Proxy) -Imperialism

      3. NATO ( Afghanistan, Libya, Syria by Proxy) -Imperialism

      4. INDIA (Kashmir, Sri Lanka-1987-1990) – Imperialism

      5. SOVIET UNION (Afghanistan) – Imperialism

      6. RUSSIA ( Chechnya)

      7. SRI LANKA ( Tamils) -Monk Mahanama Myths Based Racism

      8. LTTE Sinhala, Muslims, Tamils)- Racism

      Add you lists too….

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    All those who clamour for the banning of cattle slaughtering themselves very well know that the Govt. cannot do it as such a ban will have severe economic consequences to the people, mostly Buddhists, who are rearing cattle and maintain dairy farms for their living. And it is mostly the Buddhists who earn a living by transporting the cattle to the butchers who happen to be mostly Muslims. The other economic benefits are the revenues received from the licences issued for the transport of cattle, the income earned from the sale of fuel to the vehicles that transport, the taxes that the Govt. earns, etc. etc. So there is a chain of economic benefits from the time of rearing cattle and the consumptions of the meat. If slaughtering is totally banned, which is never going to happen, there will be a chain of economic losses. If at all a banning comes into effect there is no doubt that the Buddhists who depend on cattle rearing will turn against those who are clamouring for the ban.

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      i being a vegetarian would welcome the banning of animal slaughter. however, vegetarians are few and far between in sri lanka and the dead meat eaters can’t manage without dead meat on their plate.

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    The difference between thugs and sorry to say some monks is the yellow/red Robes.

    Having said that there are most monks who are intelligent, intellectual and well disciplined.

    How these two types of monks differ is first take to thuggery and other resort to buddhas teachings. Goes with the first that if ignorant is a bliss then its foolish to be wise. So let me show my foolish forte by displaying my thuggery.

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    this is pre planned murder lz check this out….
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y8VJ2G4B5wQ

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    Somebody told me that this monk was expelled from his temple recently. He has had a previous record and could have had a homsexual affair with a young abbot in the temple. Once caught, he decided to commit suicide.

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      Innocent until proven guilty. ‘Somebody told me’ is not proof, its not even evidence. Your post says more about you, than the monk.

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        you don’t need any proof whatsoever. [Edited out]

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        [Edited out]

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    I agree. Ban cattle slaughter at least now.

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    Cow slaughter started after the invasion of Muslims and Christians only.Converts were forced to eat beef by Muslims and Christians!

    Ban the slaughter of cattle in our country!

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      Don’t talk Bullshit man.Read our History. During Kings era thare were many familied designated to supply him meat.

      Read the history which say how one supplier failing to catch a Goat subsequently killed a human and served the King and the King found it so tasty that he ordered to supply the same meat every day……until his cook found a human finger with the meat he supplied.

      Remember Knowledge and reading is Power.

      There are Lions, Tigers, Piranhas, snakes, crocodiles in the Dehiwala ZOO that are looking for flesh Dana.

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        Kings never killed cows or ate them, fool!

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          M.Sivananthan,

          I hope you are a tamil and I wonder If you have read our history enough to come into your Judgment to call me a fool.

          Remember small brain and half learning is dangerous and I presume you are one of them.

          Please check archives of Sunday Observer Newspaper 45 to 50 years back, or call them to check on this article.

          This op-ed said about a Sri Lankan King who got likened to eat human flesh that his butcher supplied until his cook found a human finger in the meat.

          The story went like this. This butcher who supply meat to king could not find an animal and killed a human and cleaned the flesh and gave to Cook to prepare meal to the king.

          After eating human flesh which King found so tasty, ordered the butcher to supply same meat in future. Thereafter the butcher supplied human flesh to kings Palace cook, until one day the cook found a human finger.

          I cannot remember how the story ended. But Remember this.

          1)Kings had several Butchers who supplied Meat to kings Palace.

          2)Once the king got the taste of the human flesh, he ordered this butcher to supply him meat.

          3)Also Kings went on animal hunting.

          4)You say Kings did not killed Cows. May be true. But it was the Butcher who supplied meat to the king, and our history never say that kings did not eat Cow meat.

          5)Both Veddhas and Kings eating habits were same except kings were worst criminal and cruel murderers who kept their citizens under constant fear and suppression. Read the histories to check what type of punishments Kings gave including King Kassayapa, Sri Wickrema Rajasimha, Ehalepola etc, and rest of the murderers.

          Also talk to Mervin Silva or get reference from Sunday Observer Newspapers.

          Good luck. Remember little Knowledge is Dangerous.

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    Free liter of gasoline is offered to all the dudes who left those fantastic comments and opinions above.

    It looks like Srilanka is the most cattle loving country on earth……

    Which explains most things ….like people in general and their elected reps.

    “Sagarayak meda- Amana ratak eta”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I suggest Mc Donalds in Colombo to propose a “Bohowatte” beef burger with fries and free fill Gasoline for my concerned compatriots as a mark of respect……………

    It can also be a winning advertising tool for McDonalds……seen the comments on the subject…

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      Our Zoo animals like Lions, Tigers, Bears, Crocs, snakes piranhas and fish all are half starving and looking for Danas.

      Please don’t waste expensive Gasolene. Zoo dors are open. Select your favourite animal before sacrifice.

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    Finally, I understand WHY a saffron robed man came to immolating himself for the 1st time in the history of my beloved country……………….when I saw the comments and commentators above.

    I have been enlightend by my compatriots and finally I understand why Bohowatte thera light that lighter.

    Sri-Lanka….IlLanka

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    Whenever a terrorist suicide cadre killed himself,
    sometimes taking the lives of others, the LTTE said
    he or she “made the supreme sacrifice.”

    Now after Indraratna Thera’s death, JHU’s Champika
    Ranawaka and Golaya Udaya Gammanpilla are saying this
    too is a supreme sacrifice.

    One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.
    So now, the Buddhist clergy are the new freedom fighters
    for the Buddhists. They want to achieve their ends not
    through the hallowed principles of Dhamma but by just
    suicide.

    And all those monkeys who support such moves and argue
    they are right have only brains the size of a peanut. But
    their ego is heavily bloated.

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      They all look show-off Coward Terrorists to me.

      Why waited 30 years until Gen.Sarath Fonseka ended the war to show your Supreme Sacrifice when our Soldiers were getting killed daily.

      Why they did not do this Supreme sacrifice by been a suicide bomber then.

      We all witnessed in 1987 how the Yellow Robes running in the streets leaving their slippers and lifting their robes high shouting “Koti Enawa”. Photos were also published in the Newspapers.

      This Balu Udaya and Pattali are the Biggest crooks in our cabinet after the Big one bankrupting Sri Lanka.

      Beware of Crook Kapati Ballas….Dogs.

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    @piss-few words but well said… Live &let live-Only if people know how much of suffocation fish under goes for many hours,it dies none will touch it you should google and check them out and of cause Fish is nomore a brain has richening food,for all fish sea plus fresh water has high level of mercury that cause serious damage to the brain esp of children you can google and check this out, and besides none seems bothered about the many protected species that are accidentally caught and killed and thrown , what about the sharks just for a fin a whole shark is killed and allowed to bleed to death mercilessly ,what about our other protected treasures ,the bird’s nest which were intercepted by our customs in large quantities , these are worth in Millions and just imagine how much is going out those interception and detections by customs may be i in a million, people want to die for domestic animals which are meant for human consumption ,okay if it is ones sincere love for the animal, I respect it,but why is this attitude of making fish of one and flesh of another? all living creatures feel the same pain,and besides we need to protect our Flora and fauna more than anything else,, anyone wiling to die for this? or else one day(God Forbid)Sri Lanka will be another somali desert. please wake up..

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    In case nobody noticed it yet this monk is not really a monk but a thug with a criminal background. An arrest warrant was issued for his arrest just days before the incident. Burning Mosques, a church and a police station are some of the acts he was involved in. He was given state protection in each one of these incidents by none other than the despicable SOD. He belonged in jail. He will not attain anything in death of that I am very sure. His act is nothing but cheap theater aimed at the stupid and gullible public orchestrated by the regime. This diverts the attention away from what is really happening in the country.

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    9/11
    3/11
    11/26
    4/12
    7/7
    5/15
    6/23
    London
    France
    Bali
    Mali
    Syria
    Afghanistan
    Iraq
    Palestine
    Pakistan
    Burma
    Bangladesh
    etc.

    These violent events around the world point toward one origin. Can you find it?

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    Ya Ban the merciless crime conducted to Goats in other religious sacrifices too..

    you see its like a balloon you squeeze one side the other bulges …

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    @Muliyawaikkal – spit your venom completely out or it is going to consume you sooner or later…..

    you are stating incidents related by a minority group with a background of a certain community- well like I always said prejudice never dies and mental illness can never be handle unless treated with medication.
    I can give you tons and tons of dates and incidents of so many from other communities too,but what is the use one with a sick heart can never be cured ,I wish not to waste my time on such , rather spend it and share it with those with broader horizon so I could nourish my knowledge .

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    Whom did Ven Bowatte Indraratna follow?

    Is it the teachings of Lord Buddha or
    Velupillai Prabhakaran?

    Lord Buddha never advocated suicide. His
    savants Patali Champika Ranawaka and Udaya
    Gammanpilla, are they true Buddhists? If
    so, would they call the suicide “supreme
    sacrifice”?

    That is what Prabhakaran calls his suicide
    cadres who die.

    Look at the simple logic, if you want to. If
    you slaughter (legitimately) one cow, it feeds
    over 150. Ban them and only allow chicken
    slaughter. You will kill a minimum of 30 birds
    30 lives.

    Ban all the liquor sales outlets. Who will profit?
    The kasippu karayas. Ban slaughter. Who will profit?
    The illicit abbatoirs. Not only that. They will begin
    killing more deer,sambhur, wild boar and wild buffalo.

    You can give a contract to a ruling party Pradeshiya
    Sabha member and they will deliver it to you at home?
    Those who are unaware, just check with the CID what
    Ven. Indraratne’s hobbies were? He spent a lot of money
    on them.

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      This Indraratne Thero Joined Sasana at age of Nine (9).

      He has something like two other brothers and a sister.

      His Father was dead and mother raised him and others alone.

      According to common sense he would would have Joined Sasana on Economic reasons.

      How can a nine year old decides to be a Buddhist Priest and to Join Sasana, when Lord Buddha himself selected only after having all the fun as a King and after bearing two children to his wife and leaving the fun in the Harem.

      I know when we were small many of us like to Join Police or Army. But they won’t recruit you until you are 19 Years old.

      May be in future both Army and Police should allow the age group of Seven (7) years and up to join as Police and Army Training students giving free Schooling, Board and Lodging.

      CHICKEN ARE COMING TO ROOST.

      NOT A BAD IDEA.

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    Sri Lankans are a bunch of idiots to praise this monk. He went nuts and killed himself. He robbed many, threatned many. He wasnt a real monk. No point in wasting time for this. In india many stupid people kill themselves like this.

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    No Matter what you brand it anyone who takes their life are have no way of justification as amoral conduct or ,it is for a great cause ,nor sacrifice , they are mentally ill(I am not being sarcastic mental illness is in o way to be treated or looked as a mockery we never know who is mentally ill and how bad it is unless a specialist confirms it.

    Anyways all people weather activist or terrorist or freedom fighters if the take a cyanide ,blow themselves up along with innocent people around them or set themselves aflame are all suffering from ultimate frustration of mental illness untreated not aware ,social workers with due respect to whatever they are doing ,need to do lot more , especially in countries that has been in war , they need to urgently approach the psychiatrists, psychologists with government and UN support and attend to this,before thinking of rebuilding the nation they need to rebuild the minds of people and put it right these people are who have suffered for decades from fear ,loss of family members,rape ,torture,abductions ,loss of property and livelihood .

    my final conclusion is still the same anyone who takes their own lives are mentally sick and need attention.Period,

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      Fahim,

      I truly agree with you. But do you thing that our Maha Eka is unaware of this……

      There were many occassions after 30 year war that UN offered Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)to our armed forces, their families,the people who lost their loved ones, captured LTTE carders and Tamil Refugees etc.

      But our Government refused all these offers and councelling. These won’t bring in Commissions to Big ones coffers. So no go.

      Many problems could follow in the future.

      When it comes to Commissions, nothing will be undertaken or offered without the pound of flesh.

      China knowing this, from now on will not release any money to Rajapakse’s hand and will supervise all the projects they uyndertake which will amount to around 2.2 Billion Dollars which President signed today.

      China showed Rajapakse’s in future that he cannot “Kane Arinna Bae” fool and cheat them.

      Good show. Keep going.

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    in srilanka the ganayas says 5000 cattle killed daily. it mean 200kg in to 5000 minimum estimate.one million kg. who eat these beef Muslims??????
    most of the Muslims eat chicken in coastal area they eat fish some rich eat mutton.Muslim population in our country is nearly 1.2 million. what the balu gon ganayos says. every Muslim eat 1 kg every day. 75% of Budhist eat beef, 50% of Ganayos eat beef.every day. but only 5 to 10% of Muslim eating beef. how many kilos of beef cooked in our police, air force,army, navy, prison kitchen. stop this first

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    Buddist, Hindus, Christians & Muslims watch this debate organized by The Vegetarian Society of India on the topic “Is non veg. food permitted or prohibited” very very hilarious! dont miss it. Then you decide weather such things are found in their religious scriptures or not. Ignorance leads to wrong decision.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUmcbg92u0w

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    What a shame a buddist monk taking his life for a cow. Animals are slaughtered every where in this world. This is not new. Taking your own life is a sin in any religon. He has not achived anything by doing what he did. Being a buddhist country sri lanka has a very violent past. Lets hope people put their mind in to something that can be achived rather than getting media attention to this kind of acts.

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