22 August, 2019

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‘If They Call You A Hitler, Then Be A Hitler And Build This Country,’ Asgiriya Anunayaka Thero Tells Gotabaya

Ven Vendaruwe Upali Thero, the Anunayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter delivering an anusasana on the occasion of an almsgiving marking the 69th birthday of Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that he should opt for military rule if this is what is necessary to build the country.

Ven Upali, noting that Gotabaya is referred to as a Hitler, suggested that if that is the case he should be one and build the nation.

‘What we need is a leadership that has the blessings of Mahinda Rajapaksa and is linked with Buddhism, the Buddhist Order and the Sinhalese. We can see that the law has completely broken down. We need a leader who shows fidelity to the doctrine (dahami naayakayek),’ Ven Upali also said.

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    This monk does not know anything about Hitler.
    Hitler was a murderer and ordered to destroy millions of human being. Most of them were innocent citizens.
    This foolish monk even has not read about Hitler.
    As a disciple of the Buddha, Buddhist monk should preach about the importance and worth of human life on Gotabaya’s birthday rather becoming Hitler to destroy humanity.
    What a shame…….

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      Saman,

      Churchill killed more human beings than Hitler. Therefore, comparatively Hitler is better than Churchill.

      • 13
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        what you mean by saying this??????

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          This “Mahanayaka” is ignorance personified. Probably he thinks Hitler was great because he was vegetarian and did a lot of farting.
          But at least hitler did it from his rear end.

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        Where did you get your figures from Shenal. If he did kill more , it was because he was attacked by monsters like Hitler,Mussolini and the like.
        Anyway come up with stats please. Thanks.

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          lalith

          “Where did you get your figures from Shenal.”

          Shenali, sach, Lal loo, Hela, Eagle blind eye, ……… somass, …..are not bothered by evidence nor are they expected to provide any. They tell you stories as they go along.

          By the way the second European War is bit complicated than you think.

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        I call bs, where did you get these facts some? Another ignorant Sri Lanka bull

      • 9
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        Shenal:

        Gota is not Hitler, SL is not Germany and Sri Lankans are not Germans – Just leave it.
        SL is just an undeveloped remote “dot” with full of people having remarkably less than average IQ without much potentials.

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        Please do not compare Churchill with Hitler. Winston Churchill was brought by Gerge the sixth as the prime minister knowing that he is the only honest person could win the war. At that time Germans were just above to invade England. Churchill was an aristocrat and a stubborn person.He did not listen to any other ministers. At one point he was asked to surrender, But he did not do so. Because of him England won the war. Soon after Hitler shot him self whilst his wife took cyanide and commited suicide. If not they would have been captured by Russians.

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        She-anal – GOATa is better than Hitler!

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        Who is Hitler? Hitler is the most notorious/most condemned brutal mass murderer of 11 million people!
        A leader need not to follow a military rule to build Sri Lanka which is a peaceful country where the majority are Buddhists.
        .
        Lord Buddha tamed Nalagiri (an intoxicated rampaging elephant),
        Devadatta,
        fearsome bandit Angulimaala (the modern-day Hitler),
        Chinchi Maanavika,
        the haughty hermit Saccaka,
        Baka Brahma,
        Nandopananda (the angry Dragon King),
        Maara (the evil one) and his ferocious elephant Girimekhala and
        Demon Aalawaka with the power of love, compassion, forbearance, calmness, loving kindness, generosity, mental power and wisdom!!!
        .
        A high priest like Venerable Vendaruwe Upali, Anu Nayakaya Thero of Asigiriya Chapter advising a Presidential-hopeful to be a Hitler, a military dictator, if necessary, to curb the brutal crimes/ killing spree in the country, is directly against Lord Buddha’s great teachings.
        .
        Buddhism is a religion which doesn’t encourage violence and aggression.
        Being a high ranking Buddhist priest, Venerable Thero should have known to mind his words and think before speak.
        .
        Advising someone to be a merciless military dictator could terrify even Sinhalese Buddhists who wish to lead peaceful, quiet lives along with other ethnicities.
        The right way should have been showing someone who is known for his intimidation tactics, haughtiness and intolerance, the “marga” to follow the middle-path which is not too aggressive not too timid, without going into extremes, like Hitler.
        .
        If the Venerable Thero has forgotten in his hasty to please a Presidential-hopeful in advance, the three basic elements which are the essence of Lord Buddha’s teachings are;
        Seela – virtues (through perfect word, perfect task & perfect livelihood)
        Samadhi – concentration (through perfect effort, perfect mindfulness & perfect concentration)
        Pragna – wisdom (through perfect vision & perfect thought)
        .
        Intentionally or unintentionally, Venerable AnuNayaka Thero has DISQUALIFIED Gotabhaya to be the next President. Thank you!

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          Very well. Said Champa, this is the level at which you should remain.

          Well done!

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          Champa
          Agree 200 % with you. Another Thero in hot water for not thinking before talking.

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        You are an original thinker Shenal.

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        This Baduge bum suck MR so much she puts her two cents worth even when she knows that she is in the wrong.

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        Shenal.
        They were both despicable killers and should be condemned. It is not a numbers game.

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        Churchill only destroyed the fascist scum. We may need a Churchill one day in the island.

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      Sham-an, If not for Hitler, the so-called British Jewish empire would be still sicking our blood, even more than they do now. He weakened ghen so that the maniac mass murderer Churchill (who killed 10 million Indians in the Bengal famine alone, half a million in Dresden, 200000 in Hiroshima (after the war was over) realised that they couldn’t sustain the robbery any longer. So you can pour all your venom on Hitler day and night and try to hide Jewish record of atrocities, but the world knows, So does Ran menika! So tne monk is right and he knows his history.

      • 0
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        Why don’t all of you gentlemen stay on course without getting distracted?

        The real rogue is getting off Scotland free!

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      Saman,

      Leave aside his ignorance on Hitler.

      Given the sentiment he harbours, how may think this seemingly venerated Buddhist monk knows or appreciates anything about Buddha or the fundamentals of Buddhism itself?! Does the robe mean anything to this misguided pitiful soul?

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      “This monk does not know anything about Hitler.”

      Does he know anything about Buddhism?
      Buddhism borrowed the word “Ahimsa” from Hinduism but did not learn the meaning.

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      SAMAN: Many POPES were indirect murderers. the most Recent POPE who were not cannonized because he favoured the holocaust and that was one lived during the 2nd WW. I heard in some countries when soldiers come back after invading weak countries and killing civilians and children in very inhuman ways, they get PTSd. the church Priest justify it. It is all how christian and muslim ALmighty wanted.

  • 51
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    “If They Call You A Hitler, Then Be A Hitler And Build This Country,’ Asgiriya Anunayaka Thero Tells Gotabaya”
    Such uneducated Buddhist monks!
    These fellows are in no position to protect Buddhism or Sri Lanka…
    They probably don’t know a thing about Hitler.
    So Un-Buddhist of these monks.
    They are preaching the exact opposite of Buddha’s teaching.
    This is what happens when you put such a beautiful and complex philosophy in the hands of idiots…
    They have become so evil that even Hitler is acceptable!!!
    Confirmation that Sinhala Buddhist fascist mentality is alive and well!!!?
    Pure evil at its best.

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      Give the guy a break he had to say something after enjoying a free meal and bottle of imported whiskey.
      Temples have turned to be the den of thieves mainly funded by drug dealers and politicians.

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      Excellent.
      Well said.
      Thank you for the brief explanation.
      These uneducated and foolish so called monks are good for foolish people.
      If he has learnt what Buddha said, he never talk about Hitler.
      People are completely deluded and incapable to recognize the true disciple of the Buddha.
      What you expect from these thugs.

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        Saman “These uneducated and foolish so called monks are good for foolish people”

        unfortunately that is majority of the Sri Lanka Sinhala South?

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      and politicians are getting advised by them… lol story in sri lanka

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      A set of stupid idiots are exposing themselves for what they truly are.
      Their limited ability to understand what is actually said is quite obvious.
      what the venerable monk said is “IF they call you a Hitler” then so be it but save the country from this catastrophe and build the country.

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    Is this prelate the Sovereign of Sri Lanka to make this call? He must understand his limits. We all accept that this is a Buddhist state. That does not mean that the Buddhist order decides on who should rule Sri Lanka. Fortunately, the domestic system will not permit a Hitler nor will the international community. It is not becoming of a Buddhist priest to promote bloodshed in this country.

  • 32
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    This is exactly why religion should have nothing to do with politics or be given and special place.

    If a Buddhist Sri Lanka wants a Hitler its high time we create a multicultural multiethnic country that respects and treats all its citizens as equals.

    This misunderstanding and association of a strong leader with criminal dictators is unfortunately common in Sri Lanka.

    The forces fighting to overthrow these criminal fascist are the true strength of the nation and not these misguided hypocrites.

    I’m glad they are openly worshipping and idolizing Hitler and exposing their true evil nature to all Sri Lankans and the world.

    Let’s see the true Buddhists and all Sri Lankans stand up against this rising evil that threatens to destroy Sri Lankan and Buddhism.

  • 22
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    Right speech is a basic tenets in Buddhism. Beware parroting personalities through ignorance, which will lead to bad consequences; be it Hitler or Churchill or any other.

  • 14
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    Hmmmm… Cant do that unless he trims the sides of his moustache :)

  • 18
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    In full swing to sling mud at Gotabhaya………….?
    This shows only one thing. The monk knows NOTHING about Hitler….

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      and Buddhism, too.

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      sach

      “This shows only one thing. The monk knows NOTHING about Hitler….”

      Is there any monks in this island?

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    If fidelity to a doctrine, be it dahami naayakayek or not, requires exalting Hitlerism, it is better to disavow that doctrine. Men in robes rushing to idolise Hitler is a sure sign that the law has completely broken down.

  • 25
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    This bloody kahakadaya seems to be challenging the constitution of the country. A traitor. Should be arrested and legal action be taken against him.

  • 18
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    I am NOT for a moment a fan of Gotabaya Rajapaksa
    who has blood not only on his hands but all over his
    body.

    However, there is something in what this venerable
    priest is saying. That is the undeniable fact that there
    is no governance in Sri Lanka today. The UNP has become
    the most corrupt and its leader will even sell the country
    if he can remain in power.

    What alternative is the country left with when Sirisena
    and Wickremesinghe (the knower of all things) have
    become the cause for the worst economy since independence.

    They should soon find an alternative. Gota, like the leopard
    will never change is spots.

  • 15
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    K A Sumanasekera, Jim Softy, do you now understand the difference between Buddhism and Sinhala-Buddhism?

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      Paul

      Good question.
      I have been trying to ask both of them the same question for many years and never received an answer, never mind a satisfactory one.

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      One is a religion and the other is a ghost that scares the shit out of Eelamists!!

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    Why does CT always post this picture of a smiling Gota?

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      Ruwan
      Because Gota is the only smiling person in SL who keeps CT fuelled.
      Without him there will be no CT.

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        Thanks Uthungan, I suspected as much

  • 8
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    Chadasoka is the most ruthless leader than Hitler. As result of Buddhism he became Dharmashoka.
    Don’t worry

  • 17
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    “Ven Vendaruwe Upali Thero, the Anunayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter “

    Isn’t this the same guy who did not want Reginald Cooray to Kandy as he was “LOW CASTE” according to him.

    Anunayake my ***.

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      Another glorious opportunity for some uncouth individuals to vent their spleen on the sangha , using vile , derogatory language .

  • 17
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    The next President should be elected by the Mahanayakes and not the people. He will face the same fate as the late SWRD.

  • 10
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    No wonder – the Anunayaka and Hitler share the SWASTIKA

  • 25
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    Either the Monk, is mocking GR by indirectly by calling him Hitler for his for past deeds when he was the all powerful defense sec. Or the monk is an absolute imbecile. For the life of me I cannot understand why politicians needs the blessings of these so called “Sing for the Supper” Monks to either stay in power or get in. We the People need to unite to kick these scoundrels out and bring young, forward thinking people to run this country.

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      Amen:-)

  • 6
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    All these Rajapaksas are hypocrites. They pretend to be anti Americans and anti west to fool the Sri Lanka voters. They are citizens of America and enjoy everything the west and America has to offer and cheat the Sri Lanka people. Tell them to give up the suits for a sarong, give up the western inventions like cars for a bullock cart, give up computers, the internet, airplanes and every the western world was responsible for inventing.

    About time Sri Lankans woke up and realize how they are being systematically mislead and exploited.

  • 2
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    If they call you a Hitler, tell them you will be a Lee Kuan Yew.

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    What we need is leadership associated with Buddhism, the Buddhist Order, the Sinhalese & Hitler?

    We are nothing but a bunch of hypocritical, egotistical, having false sense of entitlement population who have never abided by the teachings of the Buddha since day one. May be 15% of our decision makers in the past 70 years the have done harmonious good without personal agendas for the betterment of the development of our so-called beloved land.
    Of Course there is a majority who appreciate a dictatorship backing the fact that plebs need to be controlled if we are to prosper. The reason for this subject point to even exists is what needs to be questioned.
    Appropriate & ethical management of an educational system must be a top priority for a country to develop on its own. Sadly, the whole system has been disintegrated by politics, segregating ethnicities for petty political gain has been on our tyrannical leaders agendas. Tyrannical leaders will never allow the commoners to come to their level on understanding a country’s development process and benefits, as they themselves live in their own delusional bubble which they have accustomed deep into the roots of every gear and knob of Sri Lankans and the system.
    IMO this is the reason why theologians feed into the traits of these humans, we cannot blame them.

    It is a SHAME to hear a monk even regard making a comparison of Hitler in parallel to Buddhism and leadership for the benefit of a nation. Just appalling. How can one sit down and listen to their preachings if this is what they stand for as righteous.

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    Please do not compare Churchill with Hitler. Winston Churchill was brought by George the sixth as the prime minister knowing that he is the only honest person could win the war. At that time Germans were just above to invade England. Churchill was an aristocrat and a stubborn person.He did not listen to any other ministers. At one point he was asked to surrender, But he did not do so. Because of him England won the war. Soon after Hitler shot him self whilst his wife took cyanide and commited suicide. If not they would have been captured by Russians. Churchill did not kill innocent people like Hitler did.It was war he won, But on the other hand Gotabaya killed many innocent people.

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    Is this stupid monk implying that Gota should emulate Hitler in building a better country & talking about a ‘dahami naayakayek’ in the same breath? What a contradiction. Obviously this lotus eating monk knows nothing about history & Hitler’s megalomaniac ideas that brought misery to millions of people & ruined Germany. God forbid if SL is to have a Hitler.

    Obviously this monk is utterly ignorant even when it comes to the teachings of the Buddha, preaching a twisted version of their own interpretation of Buddhism.

  • 3
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    Ve. Thero must be failed his history lessons!
    He blesses a racist pig and sidelines with Hitler and Nazi Germany appears to be very dangerous plunge into abyss Sri Lanka cannot afford experiment under the Gota der Führer.
    He must be preparing his Saffron Shirts and polishing his Nazi Swastika for another ethnic cleansing!!!

  • 5
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    He He He

    What else you can expect these Ayotullahs who are living in stone age?

    Wherever they follow Buddhism ( not a religion but a philosophy ) blood bath…murder…torture etc., etc,

    If Buddha visit this cursed land today he will jump from Mihintale and commit suicide ..after hearing what is happening here .

    Cheers

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    He He He

    What else you can expect from these Ayotullahs who are living in stone age ?

    Wherever they follow Buddhism ( not a religion but a philosophy ) bloodbath..murder..torture etc.,

    If buddha visist today to this country he will jump from Mihintale and commit suicide after hearing what happened here since 1948 …all Sunday SIL. Monday KILL.

    Cheers

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    i have seen GR is action and i respect that man cause that man has values, vission for this country. i hope and wish there will be more like him will stand up. and if there are such people who are accused each other criticising, show up your character and people will rally around to support you.

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    Sinhala Buddhist bigots as monks and politicians ruling the roost – A deadly combination that’s ruined this island!

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      U.S.S.S.R

      Now, now, now
      YOU get back right here
      Stay behind the line.
      Don’t think YOU can slip through
      because of the commotion stirred
      by Gota and his ass-licking Thero.
      YOU too are guilty as Hell
      of aiding war crimes
      on the other side of the tragic divide,
      by your evil-mongering and racist hate speech,
      by your fact-distorting selective history recitations,
      by your fake news articles advancing ethno-fascism.

      Wait your turn until justice is meted out to you.
      You cannot escape,
      even if you try.
      You’ll be only dealt with more severely.
      So don’t even think about it.

      This has been a public service announcement
      from the
      BIG BROTHER
      Thank you for listening.

  • 5
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    Some drowning assols have found a straw to hang on!!!

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      NAK

      I never knew Ven Vendaruwe Upali Thero, the Anunayaka is a man of straw.

  • 2
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    Justifying with multiple excuses of the the fish gone stale accusations of the minorities trying to takeover Sri Lanka without an atom of evidence is like adding insult to injury.

    To even mention the name Hitler means Holocaust.

    The figure never mattered ,what Hitler did to the Jews then ,if it was 6 million or 6 Jews ,for me it is Holocaust and one of the cruelest, saddest and unforgivable crime ever done to humanity .

    How could any human loose mouth even think of Hitler as a heroic example to build a nation?

    To be honest ,this only sounds like a tongue in the cheek , to do what it took Hitler to do to the minorities and anyone who stood in his way

    We now understand what is being on the 2020 agenda of Mr.Gotabaya.

    Its The Sri Lanka “Jews “,,, .
    to do what Hitler did to Jews Then , ,to be done to a certain community who are born entrepreneurs, who handle it successfully from the pavement to business reaching to corporates .

    This was also one more reason why Jews were attacked by Hitler.

    Only Late Mr.Premadasa understood the dynamics of how to use each community to its maximum potential by uniting them .

    As far as I can remember , was the only period we did not experience a single racist or religious attack on any community, except the civil.war

    I truly believe The Ven.Thero must make an apology to the Jews all over the world and also to everyone.

    There is no way of turning and twisting ,no matter who Glorifies Hitler’s name ,all must apologize.

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    These dumbitiots who criticize this monk have failed to understand what he meant. What he meant was ‘be a strong leader and build the country’. Through that statement he also has implied that ‘Do not be like the spineless two that is governing and ruining the country’.

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      Only thing Dumb idiotic and racist is you. Eagle blind

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