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Respect To Sacred Objects And Buddhism

By Kapila Abhayawansa

Prof Kapila Abhayawansa

Prof Kapila Abhayawansa

Many readers of my previous article entitled ‘Does one deviate from Buddha’s teaching by worshiping Objects?’ have presented their comments ether in the way of praise or insult what I have mentioned there. In this regard, I follow the advice of the Buddha: neither gives way to jubilation nor to resentment. Some requested me to openly answer to the questions raised by them in their comments. So I decided to be fair to all by clarifying my stand.

There is an important characteristic of Buddhism to be understood by those who talk about Buddhism. Buddhism is consisted of the teachings of the Buddha presented in different ways (Aneka pariyāyena) to be compatible with the different intellectual levels of the people so as to people understand it according to their capacities. Buddhist canon which includes the teachings of the Buddha does not provide a unitary set of doctrine. The Buddha was not a physician who prescribed one and only medicine for all kinds of sufferings. Buddha wanted to take all people into his path of Dhamma, but not all in the same way. In this respect he followed different methods. The method prescribed to one level of people may be rejected by another level of people. But the validity of each method remains the same.

It seems that many people try to take Buddhism from the angles that they like and think that they have taken whole Buddhism. But they do not know that many parts of Buddhism are left out by them. Taking Buddhism from one angle leads one to grasp viewpoints. It is nicely pointed out by the Buddha in the Bahuvedaniya-sutta where the Buddha said to monks that if each monk takes one aspect of teachings differently preached by me and holds it is the only truth and all others are untruth, then they quarrel each other. That is what is going on here among us on the matter of respect to sacred objects.

Mahinda TirupathiOne Mr. Amarekon Mudiyanse asked me to read some discourse to understand real Buddhism. He quoted there in his comment some discourses in the Silakkhandha vagga of Digha- nikaya. I too would like to ask Mr. Amarekon to read the same suttas again carefully to know whom the Buddha aimed at in preaching them. Those discourses are really aimed at the people who are going forth from household life to homelessness. The Buddhist practices prescribed in those discourses are meant for the monastic members who dedicate their life for noble way of life (Brahmacariya) and not for the ordinary worldings.

On the other hand, there are many discourses preached by the Buddha aiming at people who lead the household life. Such people did not expect from the Buddha the teachings which are difficult to practice while leading a household life. To know the difference of those two types of teachings I would like to quote here a request made by a householder known as Vyagghapajja. It runs as follows: “Venerable sir, we are laypeople who enjoy sensual pleasure, dwelling at home in a bed crowded with children, enjoying fine sandalwood, wearing garlands, scents, and unguents, accepting gold and silver. Let the Blessed one teach the Dhamma to us in a way that will lead to our welfare and happiness both in the present life and in the future life as well.”

This shows us clearly that such people did not expect teaching that leads to cessation of suffering. They hoped to follow a Dhamma which leads to welfare and happiness in this life and next life as well. The Pattakammasutta which mentioned about Panca Bali quoted in my previous article also was preached to a householder.

To come to our main point, I have to say that we have to accept the pragmatic value of popular religious rituals in Buddhism. Not only for the lay followers but also for the monastic members of Buddhism, the Buddha has prescribed some rituals like Upostha, Pavarana and the like, considering of the pragmatic value to the life of the Sangha. It is true that they do not lead to the ultimate aim of Buddhism. But no one can deny the value of them to the social life of people. This is not the occasion to specify the social value of Buddhist lay rituals. Anyway, by reading the discourses like Samannaphala quoted by Mr. Amarakone in his comment, some scholars like Max Weber came to the wrong decision that Buddhism is an A-social religion which does not have any social concern. We must not forget that there is no any social philosopher who had a unique social consciousness like the Buddha. He has properly and correctly understood the social needs of the people. It is the truth that a religion cannot survive among people when it neglects the social needs.

Mr. Amarakone asks me whether is there room for me to agree with at least some of the major ideas of Ms Serasinghe. I have to say that I am not a person like Ms. Serasinghe who comes to the absolute conclusion on the sensitive subject like religion. She categorically says that a person who respects the Bodhi tree violates the teachings of the Buddha. Such a categorical statement can be done only by a person who has the comprehensive knowledge of Buddhism. That is the point I objected to her Point of view. I accept that she has a sincere wish to see Sri Lankan people including the present president who follow and practice humanistic virtues recommended by the Buddha.

Many people think that the Buddhist rituals are the creations of Mahavamsa. Even before the writing of Mahavamsa, there were almost all Buddhist rituals prevailing among Sri Lankan Buddhists. Introduction of the homage of Bodhi tree to Sri Lankan Buddhist was made by the Venerable Maha Mahinada who introduced Buddhism to Sri Lanka and his sister, Bhikkhuni Sanghamittā. The Bodhi Tree represents the enlightenment of the Buddha who was the spiritual Master of Buddhists. Indian People still respect the Buddha as the greatest son ever born to India. It was made explicit by Indian government recently, inviting the president Obama to plant a sapling of Bodhi tree.

*Prof. Kapila Abhayawansa is currently the Vice Rector of International Buddhist College of Thailand

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    Prof. Kapila Abhayawansa,

    How is it that a man as confused as you are about Buddhism, manage to become the Vice Rector of the International Buddhist College of Thailand?

    I honestly sympathies with your students.

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      Prof Kapila Abhayawansa,

      This write up, is much clearer as to where you stand on this “Interpretation of Buddhism”, and the confusion of Sri Lanka’s Sinhala Buddhist “Intellectuals” and “Laymen” and “Laywomen”.

      The fact remains that to Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhism ( Question: Tamil Buddhism?) folk and ancient practices have crept into Sinhala Buddhism to such an extent that both the “Laymen” and the “Intellectuals” are confused.

      The best examples are the Bodhi tree of Sri Lanka at Sri Maha Bodhi, Anuradhapura and the Temple of the Tooth at Kandy. Both have become so ingrained in the Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist Practices, The Dhamma ( Teachings) of Buddha, The Tipitaka, Pali and Sinhala, it is hard to separate one from the other. So, the politicians follow, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” tradition fir self-interest reasons.

      So, the Sinhala “Buddhist” Politicians in Sri Lanka, “When in Sri Lanka, do as the Sinhala Buddhist do – Pay homage and venerate the Sri Maha Bodhi Tree and other Bodhi Trees and Pay homage and venerate the Tooth at the Temple of the Tooth. Some of it comes from tradition and taught by the elders at an early age, and for the maintenance of sanity,family unity and continuity of community unity.

      Since we cannot ask Buddha to come back and resolve this dispute, this Buddhist tradition will continue, and will be presented as Buddhism and Sinhala Buddhism.

      The Following is the “Definition” of Buddhism by the “Buddhist Centre”.

      what is buddhism? ( There is No Tree, No Tooth or No Statutes, and no Gods Either)

      Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality. Buddhist practices like meditation are means of changing yourself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource for all those who wish to follow a path — a path which ultimately culminates in Enlightenment or Buddhahood. An enlightened being sees the nature of reality absolutely clearly, just as it is, and lives fully and naturally in accordance with that vision. This is the goal of the Buddhist spiritual life, representing the end of suffering for anyone who attains it.

      Because Buddhism does not include the idea of worshipping a creator god, some people do not see it as a religion in the normal, Western sense. The basic tenets of Buddhist teaching are straightforward and practical: nothing is fixed or permanent; actions have consequences; change is possible. So Buddhism addresses itself to all people irrespective of race, nationality, caste, sexuality, or gender. It teaches practical methods which enable people to realise and use its teachings in order to transform their experience, to be fully responsible for their lives.

      References for Further reading.

      A Five Minute Introduction
      • What is Buddhism?

      http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/5minbud.htm

      what is buddhism?

      https://thebuddhistcentre.com/buddhism

      Reference: The Buddha and His Teachings by Narada Thero, New Edition 2012, ISBN: 978-955-663-345-0, page xi

      http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/buddha-teachingsurw6.pdf

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        Dear Amarasiri,

        Well written post. Congratulations.

        All Buddhists do not have an equal understanding of the concepts.

        Take the basic five precepts for instance. Some may observe all five and others may observe only one and some others may be in between. Nevertheless they are still Buddhists. Some on the first rung and others higher up.

        I think that showering Buddha relics with things he rejected when he was alive is meaningless. Thus putting up a Ran Veta or Gilding the roof of the Temple of the Tooth has no meaning in seeking emancipation. In fact the Sri Maha Bodi some time back was devoid of all ostentatious paraphernalia.

        However to simple folk without a deep understanding of Buddhism some of these practices help them to achieve a peaceful and serene state of mind.

        Kind Regards
        OTC

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        ‘The Buddha himself wrote nothing, and none of his teaching was written down for at least four hundred years after his death. We therefore do not know what the Buddha taught, any more than we know what Jesus taught and today at least four schools, with sub-division in each, proclaim their own view as to what is Buddhism’.

        The disappearance of original teachings and practices of Buddha are almost complete today, for the Buddhists are sunk in superstitions, idol worship and religious rituals which were condemned and discarded by Buddha. Original Buddhism has changed colors completely.

        H.G. Wells (An Outline of History Page 392) has described this in a very terse language. ‘Gautama’s disciples have cared more for the preservation of his tree than of his thought, which from the first they distorted and misconceived (the Bo tree which helped him to rest his back, while achieved ‘enlightenment’, still exists and with a sapling from the original tree planted in Sri Lanka, the Sri Maha Bodi in Anuradapura , venerated and worshipped excessively)’.

        Gautama Buddha achieved enlightenment at the age of thirty-five. From then until he died forty-five years later, he devoted his entire life to preaching his ethical doctrines. Yet he never paid any attention to the vitally important task of recording his message in a permanent written form.

        The Scriptures of Buddhism are numerous and mutually conflicting. Buddhism employed, in the main, two languages for recording scriptures. In the Pali language are recorded the scriptures of the Hinayana sect, in the Sanskrit language those of the Mahayana sect. Both these sets of scriptures oppose each other. This makes a Hinayana – Mahayana reconciliation next to impossible. Both these languages, Pali and Sanskrit, are now virtually dead or survive only as literary curiosities.

        The most striking and undisputable statement about the authenticity of the Buddhist scriptures is by Chief Monk Akuratiye Amarawansa, Chancellor of the Vidyodaya Buddhist Pirivena, Maligakanda, Colombo Scholar of the Tripitaka and Chief Monk of Southern Sri Lanka. In his preface to the Sinhala translation of Deega Nikaya, he has expressed the following:

        ‘The Deega Nikaya that we see today cannot be assuredly said to be the same one that was presented to the first reform council (Dharma Sangayana). Many reform councils were held subsequently and these Nikayas and divisions would have been subjected to many changes. Therefore, the most acceptable view would be that the present Deega Nikaya is a collection of sutras subjected to changes, additions and deletions taken place after the first reform council.’

        The above statement deals lengthily about the amendments, additions and deletions of the sacred scriptures of Buddhism done after Buddha. Another striking point is the extraordinary differences in the chronology of Buddha’s appearance adopted by the various nations that have embraced his faith. This difference amounts to nearly two thousand years. The Chinese have the following dates for this event: B.C., 640, 767, 949, 1045 and 1130. From the Tibetan books, fourteen different dates have been collected by the learned Hungarian, Cosma de Korosi: B.C., 546, 576, 653, 752, 837, 880, 882, 884, 1060, 1310, 2135, 2139, 2144 and 2422. The Japanese date is about B.C. 1000. Fa Hian, a Chinese traveler who visited Sri Lanka in C.E. 410, says that ten days before the middle of the third moon, the King of this island was accustomed to send a preacher to proclaim the austerities and mortifications of Buddha, at the conclusion of which he declared: ‘Since his parinirvana (death) 1497 years have elapsed’, which would make the death of Buddha to be in the year B.C. 1087 (Laidlay’s Pilgrimage of Fa Hian). Hiun Thsang, another Chinese pilgrim, who wrote in C.E. 640, after his return from India, says that the accounts differ about Buddha?s death, it being fixed at 900, 1000, 1200, 1300 and 1500 years before his time.

        The Mahavansa (chronology of Sri Lanka) fixes the same date for the death of Buddha and the landing of Vijaya in Sri Lanka but this date, B.C. 543, is never found in the sacred chronology of Buddhism, before it was borrowed from the chronology of Sri Lanka (Max Muller: Ancient Sanskrit Literature).

        Dr. Edward Conze, in his book, ‘Buddhism, Its Essence and Development’ remarks: ‘Buddhism is a body of traditions in which few names stand out, and in which fewer dates are precisely known. It is indeed most exasperating when we try to apply our current ideas of historical criticism. Langlois and Seignobos in their textbook of historical method, state that a document whose author, date and sources from which it has come cannot be determined, is just good for nothing’. Dr. Conze goes on to remark sadly: ‘Alas, that is the case with most of the documents on which we build a history of Buddhism’.

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          Dear Mr. Silva,

          A good comment but stops short of a comparative narrative of the doctrine.

          You appear to be well versed on the historical aspect (perhaps your interests is history).

          Could you write a comparative narrative focusing on the Four Noble Truths and The Eight fold path please?

          Kind regards,
          OTC

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            “Could you write a comparative narrative focusing on the Four Noble Truths and The Eight fold path please?”

            Try Google!

            What makes you think that people will respond to a BUFFOON?

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              A buffoon just did ha haa

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          A ‘We therefore do not know what the Buddha taught’

          B ‘The disappearance of original teachings and practices of Buddha are almost complete today’

          How can B be deduced from A?

          The fact of the matter is that the Buddha’s discovery is a mental one. Anybody can try his methods and see whether they bring results. Book learning is not needed for this, in fact it can be an impediment…..it is grasping for knowledge rather than knowing the present moment of ignorance for what it is…

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            quite right

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              Sloth the wicked douchbag.

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                ha ha haa

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                  “eeee”….”eeeee”

                  Hyena, Chai Naa,(on to Tea) NaMo, ka Banduk Ho!

                  Hooo, Hoo, hooo Walking Owl….^^^^…^^^…..^^^^^

                  Hari Krishna Hari hari…sansakritee critical babu.

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                    ha ha haa

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                      Rajash, (going on holidy down south isla bonita surf time.)

                      Your lions flag is a misleading interpretation just like VP’s Tiger (ancient chinese `Weretiger` Hun chinese)

                      There are lions in africa and never in the sub continent
                      So it was crocuta the hyena.- Almost all are -Hermaphrodite-HYENA
                      Now you see the freeks of civilasation colded Headed and Feet- cold blooded killers- natural pedophiles the politicians cream- Ship shap shape, Shape Hora_Oru Werewolf Mahawanmse. QED.

                      (The spotted hyena’s scientific name Crocuta, was once widely thought to be derived from the Latin loanword crocutus, which translates as “saffron-coloured one”, in reference to the animal’s fur colour.)

                      `Goo`ta `Boo`ts, KP Karuna & OTC Terrorista Hermaphrodite-HYENA Clan, kikile giggle “hee-hee-hee” sounds usually a fleeing posture.- tail between legs and that little thinge of the hemophidrite.

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                      `Crocuta` as in the flag
                      Yellow clan of werewolf- slime ball the wicked douchbag!

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          Thanks Silva.

          “‘The Buddha himself wrote nothing, and none of his teaching was written down for at least four hundred years after his death. We therefore do not know what the Buddha taught, any more than we know what Jesus taught and today at least four schools, with sub-division in each, proclaim their own view as to what is Buddhism’.”

          Very interesting.

          “‘Jesus NEVER existed’: Writer finds no mention of Christ in 126 historical texts and says he was a ‘mythical character'”

          Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2776194/Jesus-never-existed-Writer-finds-no-mention-Christ-126-historical-texts-says-mythical-character.html#ixzz3R3xmwN7g
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      Rationalist:

      the best way to be an intelligent person. don’t tell anything. Just pretend.

      that is what you did ?

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    Prof Kapila

    There are no genuine Buddhist rituals. Siddahartha Gauthama firmly believed rituals were an impediment to alleviating mental confusion and pain.

    All the rituals practiced by Sinhala Buddhists are Hindu and pre-Hindu rituals, decried by the Buddha. At most the Buddha tolerated them, because the Hindu establishment was too powerful during his time, to be effectively challenged.

    The purported connection of the Buddha with these earlier rituals was put together, with embellishments, by writers who were born decades even centuries after the Buddha died, where necessary, even corrupting the chronology. One of those rituals was to worship a tooth of the departed Buddha. Elaborate ceremonial fashioned around the The Temple of the Tooth is one such manifestation.

    Matter of fact it was never the intention of the Buddha to claim divinity, or that there ever was, is, or going to be a god. He preached a philosophy, not a religion. What the Buddha preached has been heavily corrupted during the centuries following his demise. So much so, for example when a villager faces a catastrophe, he exclaims “devi hamuduruwane”. He is simply appealing to the Buddha, to his god, for help. Doesn’t that proclaim that ordinary people practice no Buddhism at all?

    The mega show that is being orchestrated today by the Kings, politicians, courtesans, priests and jesters of court, under the mega label Buddhism is solely designed to generate self importance, wealth, and luxury living for people in power and to enable the second tier, that is the facilitators, to make money to live a comfortable, sometimes, luxurious life. You are one of the facilitators Professor.

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      There you go Kapila, “You are one of the facilitators Profesoooree”. :p

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      If “devi hamuduruwane” refers to the Buddha what does Walauwe hamuduruwane refer to?

      You see Indra you are wrong because walauwe hamuduruwane refers to a feudal lord. The word hamuduruwane does not refer to the Buddha and devi hamuduruwane does not refer to the Buddha either.

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        this is the best place for idiots to be intelligent. Because, even the idiot do not know what he is talking.

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      Indra:

      what are the rituals you are talking about ?

      Because, you are talking like an idiot and others say Amen.

      Nothing else.

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    If there’s any miracles in the tooth of lord Buddha, it will fly away to a poor temple where true Buddhists are,
    People must be encouraged to stay away from devalas and statues, they must be encouraged to find refuge in dharma, middle path! Object worshiping is for weak souls,
    Our refuge is our self

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      Dear Srinath,

      The Tooth is inanimate even if it is the Buddha’s.
      It does not have any supernatural power.
      The Buddha showed us the path and could not take us to Nirvana when He was living.

      As the Buddha said Your own salvation is within you not elsewhere.

      To some Buddhist the Tooth has venerating value and to yet another set of Buddhist no such value but to all of us it has archeological value.

      You are not being wise if you think that all who call themselves Buddhists have a deep understanding of the philosophy. Some are weak some are strong and some are in between.

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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    Very good presentation, much better than previous one. However, you have not address common SB practice of requesting favours like cure from illnesses (after tying some money) from Bo tree. To me this is similar to ancient aboriginal worshipping of special trees and mountains, nothing to do with Buddhism. .

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      Because humans as a whole has this tendency to request for protection from a god or any higher being. That is an evolutionary trait where humans feared the unknown.
      It is true Buddhism does not approve such behavior but it is a human trait.

      Buddhism says, man has created god to protect himself.

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        “has this tendency to request for protection from a god or any higher being”

        Conduct Bodhi Pooja and request for protection. So, the Buddhists in SL consider the Bo-Tree as god or any higher being?

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          A buddhist is a human. Even though they have the light of a philosophy like Buddhism, some fall to this human trait. It is this human trait that seeks protection that gave birth to creator god religions.

          Another thing in Buddhism venerating the Buddha (the most respectable) can be done using objects that represent Buddha. So in reality Buddhists respect Buddha when they respect Bodhi tree.

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            When you have a wife at home, why do you stray to another woman? The obvious answer as to why you need a bo tree to represent the Buddha is because you accept the tree as better than the Buddha.

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              Feel the love,
              :-p (….no way!),sach, is a yetti, │-I (….asleep) blistering barnacles thundering thyphoons,

              │-p (….yuck!)

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                You must be boring at parties i guess..

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                  Parties your panty parties at dambulla without undies phew!

                  after late night shall we take a walk or the dogs BBS Pong??

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                    still not funny man

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                      Scuhuuu,
                      dont you have holes in your underware for those ants to be tickling that thinge??

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                      Sach,

                      Jaadi usually stinks an worm infested.

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                      Chuff, Chuff, Biscuit_Boofer,

                      HYENA, තරච්ඡයා rustic trumpets!”

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                      Ha ha haa stinking Jaadi

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                    `Goo`ta `Boo`ts, KP Karuna & OTC Terrorista

                    Hermaphrodite-HYENA Clan, kikile giggle “hee-hee-hee” sounds usually a fleeing posture.- tail betwwen legs and that little thinge of the hemophidrite.

                    “Ooo””Ooo””Ooo” eek eek eek ●~*bang ●~*ban ●~* Bang

                    。◕‿◕。◕◕ 。◕‿◕。|

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              when your parents have died, the items they used even a clothe they wore reminiscence your parents…some even keep it. Is there anything wrong with people who keep them?

              The wife analogy is a poor one, both in taste and in relevance..try more..

              If Buddha did pay respect to Bodhi tree and if Buddhists continue to pay respect to a Bodhi tree what problem do people who believe in fairies and demons have with that?

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                “Is there anything wrong with people who keep them? “

                Going back to roots of tree worshipers andda bera vasskavi yakku thovil `werewolf mahawamse`

                Dracula skin heads – the freaks of civilization never celebacy they snog little children who are forced to lick their smelly webbed feet and drink croako and play croak_et

                Q.E.D

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          suresh:

          If you are Christian, if you kneel in front of the JEsus’s or MAria”s statue or infront of the Cross, do you accept those as gods or any higher being ?

          You are stupid bum.

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            Jim Stupidity,

            “If you are Christian, if you kneel in front of the JEsus’s
            do you accept those as gods or any higher being?”

            YES, YES, YES!

            But unfortunately I am not a Christian, sad…

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              Hi Suresh,

              Was it because you were STUPID that you ran away the last time?
              I have repeated my response to you at this link

              https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/respect-to-sacred-objects-and-buddhism/comment-page-1/#comment-1763860

              Let’s see how wise you turn out to be Rabble Rouser

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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                Off the Nutt,

                If people do not respond to your gibberish, it does not mean that they are stupid or running away, they are simply ignoring or rather running away from an undesirable imbecilic parasite.

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                  Dear Suresh,

                  Unless you can show it is gibberish which you haven’t, not responding is running away from questions that you cannot answer.

                  The reason you cannot answer is because you are Stupid.

                  Kind Regards,
                  OTC

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          Hi Suresh,

          Was it because you were STUPID that you ran away the last time?
          I have repeated my response to you at this link

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/respect-to-sacred-objects-and-buddhism/comment-page-1/#comment-1763860

          Let’s see how wise you turn out to be Rabble Rouser

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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    Many people have very clearly argued (commented) against these stupid (un-Buddhist) rituals in his previous article and this ‘professor’ is still defending it. He says, the Bo tree is a significant part of Buddhist rituals and was a symbol of veneration right from the time it was brought by Bhikkhuni Sanghamittā. Is that why the Buddhists conduct Bodhi pooja and tie money around the tree branches asking favours?

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      Venerating Bodhi tree and doing bodhi Pooja expecting any favor are two different things. Any good buddhist would respect and venerate things that represent Buddha. Bodhi tree represent Buddha. There is no issue with that. Most of the Buddhist rituals though non buddhists find illogical do not go against Buddhism. Venerating Bodhi tree is one such thing.

      The point Sharmini brought forward is a leader of a multi religious country should not represent a single religion openly. It might be true. But there is no country even among so called secular liberal democracies that ignore its cultural tradition. Some Tamil commentators here point at India’s secularism. Only people who does not have access to internet and a newspaper would talk about secularism in India. Especially these days under former RSS cadre Modi, Hinduism is under full display as a national heritage.

      And what is most amusing is those who find wrong with Buddhist rituals come from religions which go to extreme levels in rituals. So targeting Buddhists and Buddhist rituals by these very people amounts to extreme hypocritical behavior.

      I am not a very ritualistic Buddhist. But I will defend my Buddhist brethren’s right to indulge in rituals because they are subject to unfair and hypocritical bashing by ritual fanatics of other religions.

      The real motive for this bashing comes from their inherent hatred of Buddhists and Sinhalese and particularly this country’s buddhist history (which is a thorn in many a eye) and not because they care two hoots about Buddhist philosophy.

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        Sach the stupid “Idiot.

        UK is a multireligiohs country.

        but, queen is the head of the anglican church.

        USA is a multi religious country. but, the govt is christian.

        Even india is HIndusthan and not muslimssthan.

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        Look at the picture in this article. Does it look like the former president is venerating the tree?

        All the four major religions practiced in Sri Lanka engage in rituals and worship/venerate physical objects such as the Bo trees, stone structures, idols, images, Cross, Kaba, etc. and they also argue/justify that it is right. Only those who think rationally challenge such practices as primitive.

        Sharmini Serasinghe is a true Buddhist and a reformist whose articles are to expose and correct Un-Buddhist Practises. Her progressive mind and rational thinking capacity is light years ahead of those who still believe in worshipping/venerating physical objects.

        It is good if there are people like Sharmini (reformists) in other religions also who could expose the malpractices of their own religions.

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          Hi Suresh,

          Why did you run away after I replied a similar comment of yours on the other thread? Even the wording of some of the paragraphs are identical to this one.

          Here is a copy of my reply. Don’t runaway this time. Unless of course you have no defense and is an Idiot on Sharmini’s bandwagon.

          Dear Suresh,

          You say “No, that’s a blatant lie. Sharmini Serasinghe is a true Buddhist and a reformist whose articles are to expose and correct Un-Buddhist Practises”

          Sharmini once wrote

          “one still comes across ‘academically’ educated, and supposedly intelligent ‘Buddhists’, but sadly lacking in wisdom, who reverently believe, that the Buddha walked out of his mother’s womb,”

          Any Buddhist would know that it was baby Sidhartha who his mother gave birth to and NOT a Buddha. Sharmini does not even know that.

          Sharmini being a woman herself, should know that the human birth canal barely has room for the baby’s body to pass through. If she had given birth naturally instead of through a C section she would know the pain that a woman undergoes when the birth canal expands to push the the baby out.

          Yet she claims that the Buddha walked out of the womb through this little passage. Let alone walk, a baby cant even crawl through it.

          Exaggerating for effect is Sharmini’s trade mark. Unthinking idiots gulp all that down.

          If she wants reform why not take the Bull by the Horns and start a discourse with the Sanga instead of writing to the gallery? I hope she will write to a National Newspaper in both Sinhala and English challenging the Sangha and quoting from Buddhists texts.

          I have exposed her stupidity in many posts under her own article and this article.

          Take the points I have raised and argue against it if you can because Sharmini cant and won’t dare to even try.

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/does-one-violate-buddhas-teaching-by-worshiping-objects/comment-page-1/#comment-1762059

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          Hi Suresh,

          Was it because you were STUPID that you ran away the last time?
          I have repeated my response to you at this link

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/respect-to-sacred-objects-and-buddhism/comment-page-1/#comment-1763860

          Let’s see how wise you turn out to be Rabble Rouser

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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            Off the Nutt,

            “Was it because you were STUPID that you ran away the last time”

            I usually ignore, do not respond to buffoons. After reading a few of your arguments I found out that you are a Nitwit who either cherry pick or discover some very minor human errors and cry foul (make a mountain out of ant hill) like a junior school kid.

            If I ‘running away’ makes you feel happy, I do not mind making a retard happy, do you want me to run again and again, if it makes you happy, I have no issues.

            I know that your very little pea brain cannot see things beyond your nose, if you had a little bit of common sense, you would have understood what Sharmini meant (Sidhartha/Buddha).
            A baby cannot walk at birth but foolish Buddhists in Sri Lanka believe it as truth and that is why Sharmini argues not to believe such fairy tales.

            ***As she rested underneath one of the sala trees, her birth began and a baby boy was born. It was an auspicious day. The birth took place on a full moon (which is now celebrated as Vesak, the festival of the triple event of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death), in the year 623 B.C.
            According to the legends about this birth, the baby began to walk seven steps forward and at each step a lotus flower appeared on the ground.***

            http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/lifebuddha/2lbud.htm

            BTW, do you expect an intellectual/erudite writer like Sharmini will respond to your babyish & moronic ranting? If I do not respond (ignore) to your imbecilic arguments, you can assume that I ran away, you can rejoice…

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              Hi Suresh,

              “I usually ignore, do not respond to buffoons”

              Well you did not ignore when you challenged my post like a buffoon.

              “if you had a little bit of common sense, you would have understood what Sharmini meant (Sidhartha/Buddha)”

              Sharmini poses as an Erudite Buddhist. No erudite Buddhist will mistake the Baby Sidhartha to the Buddha. No erudite Buddhist will say that the Buddha walked at birth. Only a foolish woman would go a step further and say a baby walked out of the Womb!!!

              “A baby cannot walk at birth but foolish Buddhists in Sri Lanka believe it as truth and that is why Sharmini argues not to believe such fairy tales”

              It is the foolish who try to use fables and legends as a base for argument. Ramayana, Mahabaratha, the Koran, Shaivaism, the Bible are all full of fables and legends. Name a religious text that has no embellishments.

              BTW what is your religion?

              Of course a Human baby can’t walk at birth like a baby animal does. No literate Buddhist will believe that.

              You reproduced a paragraph from Buddhanet.

              ” ***As she rested underneath one of the sala trees, her birth began and a baby boy was born. It was an auspicious day. The birth took place on a full moon (which is now celebrated as Vesak, the festival of the triple event of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death), in the year 623 B.C. According to the legends about this birth, the baby began to walk seven steps forward and at each step a lotus flower appeared on the ground.*** “

              Is there anything in that which says the BABY walked out of the Womb?

              You have unwittingly exposed Sharmini’s Hyperbole, Melodrama and Sensationalism.

              No intellectual can shirk the responsibility of defending what She/He writes. To you, that would be “intellectual” as you consistently ask questions but runs away when you are questioned in return.

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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                What makes you think that Suresh who discovered that you are a dimwit will respond to a BUFFOON like you?

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                  Hi Kumar,

                  How are you?

                  The answer to your question is Because he is a BUFFOON like you and you responded like a BUFFOON ha ha haaa!

                  You see Kumar, Buffoons see red when confronted with the Truth. And because they are born idiots they cannot counter the truth.

                  Suresh was an idiot to quote a passage that showed Sharmini IS playing to the gallery by using Hyperbole, Melodrama and Sensationalism.

                  Obviously neither you nor Suresh are Buddhists and do not have an understanding of Buddhism in order to constructively discuss or criticize it.

                  If you think you can google and vilify Buddhism both of you have another think coming.

                  BTW what is your Religion?
                  Suresh is ashamed of his, are you too?

                  Well Kumar, did you walk out of your Mother’s womb,
                  or did you crawl out?

                  Kind regards,
                  OTC

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          why ask for a Sharmini in other religions? You become one ne!

          I don’t like to comment on Sharmini whom you seem to hang onto because of obvious lack of argument. I dont think she is a true buddhist rather a show off…with not much intellect and maturity.

          You go and ask MY3 what he was doing there. That is venerating for most buddhists.

          But the hypocrisy is pretty evident here when peni-s worshipers and those who believed in the guy who cut moon into two criticize buddhist rituals

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      Hi Suresh,

      Was it because you were STUPID that you ran away the last time?
      I have repeated my response to you at this link

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/respect-to-sacred-objects-and-buddhism/comment-page-1/#comment-1763860

      Let’s see how wise you turn out to be Rabble Rouser

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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        Off the Nutt is Crying & Wailing that Shamini and others are not responding to his/her idiotic blabbering? Will any sensible person respond to this fool? LOL

        His/her comments are only good for laugh…

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          Hi Suresh,

          You challenged my comment and then ran away after I replied. It was because you were stupid and had no counter argument.

          By the way what is your religion? Do you have a deep understanding of it?

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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            Running away…
            Stupid…

            Ha, ha, ha… LOL

            Suresh very clearly says that after reading your comments he found out that you are a dimwit.

            What makes you think that he or anybody else will respond to a BUFFOON?

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              Hi Kumar,

              What is your Religion?
              Suresh is ashamed of his, are you too?

              Well Kumar, did you walk out of your Mother’s womb, or did you crawl out?

              Re “What makes you think that he or anybody else will respond to a BUFFOON? ”

              Because like an idiot you responded with irrelevancies.
              Like you, Suresh is also an Idiot as he too responded with an irrelevancy.

              Both Buffoons Responded before running away

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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                “” Both Buffoons Responded before running away””

                Phew Ambude Hitan Gooo`ta Phew

                OTC Heyna Accused: terrorism double agents Sihala speaking Tamil/muslim of kotchi heritage like Cyril Mathew the vampire.

                `Goo`ta `Boo`ts, KP Karuna & OTC Terrorista

                Hermaphrodite-HYENA Clan, kikile giggle “hee-hee-hee” sounds usually a fleeing posture.- tail betwwen legs and that little thinge of the hemophidrite.

                “Ooo””Ooo””Ooo” eek eek eek ●~*bang ●~*ban ●~* Bang

                。◕‿◕。◕◕ 。◕‿◕。|

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    Trees are sacred not because of religion, but because they breathe out the oxygen so necessary to human life. They bear fruit, seeds, nuts and berries;the healthiest foods of all. Trees are energetic living sentient beings. The Buddha understood . Those who practice the ancient arts of pranic healing, tai-chi or chigong, and the more modern Reiki energy healing are very aware of universal life force or chi energy which can be channeled for emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing. The connection to a greater power is real when channeling this “divine” energy. Meditation alone brings us close to this life force energy, too. Thus the Buddhist practice of meditation and ancient energy channeling are bound together in a harmonious whole which the Buddha knew from his deeply spiritual practices. They have become muddled and muddied by dogma and ritual which has no connection to the divine, to spirituality or to the Buddha’s teaching. Go to nature as the Buddha did and there you will find wisdom and peace. Namaste

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      Jesintha Trees are sacred not because of religion, but because they breathe out the oxygen so necessary to human life. They bear fruit, seeds, nuts and berries;the healthiest foods of all. Trees are energetic living sentient beings.”…Absolutely…that is why Mr Modi invited Obama to plant a tree…

      Prof.Kapila “….It was made explicit by Indian government recently, inviting the president Obama to plant a sapling of Bodhi tree….”

      it’s a customary pratice when heads of govts visit other countries…to plant trees…

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      Is this an attack on, or a defence of, the quack Doctor?

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    Prof.Kapila…your first article is in response to Sharmini’s blog on whether it’s ethical for a leader of a country to openly and delibrately perform an orchestrated religious ritual in full public glare.

    You have not challenged or supported Sahrmini’s point of view yet.

    So let me ask you point blank Prof. Kapila Abhayawansa Vice Rector of International Buddhist College of Thailand,

    “does the Buddhist religion accept for a leader of a country to openly and delibrately perform an orchestrated religious ritual in full public glare.”

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      Rajash

      “does the Buddhist religion accept for a leader of a country to openly and delibrately perform an orchestrated religious ritual in full public glare.”

      This is politics not religion.

      From Politics, yes and in addition they lie, and lie.

      From Religion, No, because that is deception and unethical.

      However, if that is tradition and practice the politician grew up as a child and performed, then the politician can claim accepted family and community tradition, and get away with it, and get publicity from it. The publicity may be positive, neutral or negative.

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        Amarasiri

        Thanks!
        you mean the professor could have explained it in two sentences as you did instead of writting two convoluted articles!

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      Rajesh:

      Don’t talk an idiot.

      Religion where it was brought to got adpoted to their country it became a part of their culture. So, your question is dumb.

      You need to separate culture from the religion.

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      Dear Rajash,

      I would suggest that you re read what Ms. Sharmini had written.

      It is considerably different to what you say she wrote.
      Why the dishonesty?

      By the way What Religion do you profess? Are you an exponent of your own Religion? Do you observe that Religion of yours to the letter? I hope you are not shy to let us know.

      “No leader of a multi religious society, can afford the luxury of being seen practicing his religion, in the full glare of the public!

      The President of this country is a representative of all its people; Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Therefore, such a President cannot be seen favoring one faith, even though it is his own. If he must, then he ought to pay equal obeisance to other religions as well. After all, he is the leader of all of us, not just the Buddhists of Sri Lanka.”

      That is just the first two paragraphs that she wrote before launching on a tirade ostensibly in an attempt to make better Buddhists out of Buddhists or perhaps more correctly to write to the gallery and get the adulation of idiots.

      Either way lets look at it critically.

      Have you seen the President elect of the USA taking Oaths before he assumes office as the President? I have seen it and so have millions of others all over the world as it is done in full view of the World.

      He raises his right hand and with his left hand touching the Bible he recites the Oath. That is making a Public spectacle of HIS religion before the world.

      Now in order to satisfy Sharmini’s Edict (laid down in the second para), the US President should follow this up by repeatedly taking the Oath touching the Koran and representative religious symbols of all the other faiths that the US people believe in. Not forgetting to give pride of place to the Religions of the Original Americans, Bole-Maru Religion, Dream Dance, Drum Religion, Earth Lodge Religion, Feather Religion, host Dances, Indian Shaker Religion, Longhouse Religion, Mexicayotl, Peyote Religion, Waashat Religion etc and that list does not even scratch the surface of the Religions of the USA.

      (Note As part of the US government’s suppression of traditional Indigenous religions, most ceremonial ways were banned for over 80 years by a series of US Federal laws that banned traditional sweat lodge and sun dance ceremonies, among others. This government persecution and prosecution continued until 1978 with the passage of the American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA) wiki)

      In order not to be seen as giving preference to any religion, the first religion he takes oaths in should be decided by a Raffle that will determine the order as well.

      In the UK, where the Queen is the Head of State and the Head of the Church we will see the queen making a laughing stock of herself trying to meet the Criteria laid down by the Charming but Foolish Sharmini.

      Here is what Sharmini wrote modified as appropriate to the UK. The words within parenthesis are those that Sharmini used.

      If (he) she must, then (he) she ought to pay equal obeisance to other religions as well. After all, (he) she is the leader of all of us, not just the Christians (Buddhists) of (Sri Lanka) UK.

      Hilarious!!!!

      With all due respect to you Rajesh, Sharmini writes to the Gallery. It is something no intelligent person can defend as the Logic is akin to a Python trying to swallow its own tail.

      What she has written is neither intellectual nor adequately researched. It’s a piece of trash by a self opinionated woman who believes that her world view of Buddhism is the Right view.

      Only an idiot would rise to support such trash.

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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    what is Mahinda doing in the above picture?
    peeping through the window watching sex act as his wife looks on suspiciously?

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    Motta pala is straitening his french cap while scratching his wowlas.

    Now the modawanse is discussing erotic art like valli down under.

    First word we taught you scum bag is Buro you are sterile mule needing bottox.

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    All religions have different sects and beliefs. Buddhism practiced her often has worship of Hindu Gods and Idol Statues. Lord Buddha was for the banishment of Ignorance. He however focused on the area of banishment of suffering. The middle path. We must not take up extremes of object worship or a rationalist view of Colonel Ollcut. We can take the stance we want as The Lord bUddha gave us a chance to make up our mind. The snga however had a code of Ethics that they should follow. To them enlightenment was closer at hand.

    The New Age Cults are spreading through the World. We must now use science to research these . The spiritual should be researched. Science often sees the tip of the iceberg. We just do not know.Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe ionve was for research to be done on astrology and other traditions. We can then present the world to banish ignorance as the Lord Buddha wanted.

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      who is the smelliest hairiest monarch in the world
      `my3 shit buckets s.rump.b.` o ye dry fish stinkers.

      village jackals

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        JAADI is much smellier ha ha haa!

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          “”I thought you were contesting mine.””

          Hemophidrite Heyna `saffron clan` real life double agents that live off all sihal speaking and tamil speaking peoples.
          Goo`ta KP Karuna Pillaian, Mara familial- Kotchi Thoppi of muslim mercenaries like Dr mathir Phew Ambude Hitan Gooo`ta

          Phew OTC Heyna Accused: terrorism double agents Sihala speaking Tamil/muslim of kotchi heritage like Cyril Mathew the vampire.

          `Goo`ta `Boo`ts, KP Karuna & OTC Terrorista
          Hermaphrodite-HYENA Clan, kikile giggle “hee-hee-hee” sounds usually a fleeing posture.- tail between legs and that little thinge of the hemophidrite.

          “Ooo””Ooo””Ooo” eek eek eek ●~*bang ●~*bang ●~* Bang

          。◕‿◕。◕◕ 。◕‿◕。|

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    Why do some Buddhists like MR visit Hindhu kovils and get the blessings of Hindhu Gods and Goddesses when they should be going to Buddhist Temples and invoke blessings from their Lord Buddha? I am Muslim and I find it difficult to understand how or why this practice came to be accepted as the norm. Where is the connection between the two religions? In a reciprocative way, are Hindhu worshipers allowed to visit Buddhist shrines and worship there as well?

    As for me, I can visit any Masjid in any part of the world and pray the same way as any Muslim will do, attend Friday prayers as all Muslims do in any part of the world, fast during Ramadhan as the whole Muslim world will do, and be part of one Muslim brotherhood (Ummath) by worshipping only One God whose name is Allah, and further, accept Prophet Muhammed (PBOH) as the last and final Messenger sent as a guide to whole of mankind by Him – Allah. Nothing ever comes, nor is allowed to come in between.

    But the way I understand Buddhism is very different, where in Sri Lanka it is very different to the way it is practiced, say like in a Buddhist country like Japan or China, which is different to Buddhism in Tibet, which again is different to Myanmar, then add to that these visits to Hindhu religious sites (which by the way failed MR to win his own election, and add to that soothsayers predictions gone awry). My, my, my, what a confused state of mind it must be to figure out who really let him down.

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      Marawan,

      “……they should be going to Buddhist Temples and invoke blessings from their Lord Buddha?”

      It is not possible to invoke blessings from the Buddha, as he was not a God.

      You are right about Buddhism in Sri Lanka being different.

      What is practiced by the majority of Sri Lanka is not Buddhism, but a ‘religion’ called ‘Sinhala Buddhist Culture’. And this ‘religion’ enables them to regard the Buddha as a God, and also worship and pray at any place of religion, including a Mosque, if they are allowed to.

      What you see in the picture above, is a typical ‘Sinhala-Buddhist’ in action at a Hindu kovil.

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        Sharmini Serasinghe

        “What is practiced by the majority of Sri Lanka is not Buddhism, but a ‘religion’ called ‘Sinhala Buddhist Culture’. And this ‘religion’ enables them to regard the Buddha as a God, and also worship and pray at any place of religion, including a Mosque, if they are allowed to.”

        This is called Evolution of Religion. Out of folk practices evolved Hinduism, Buddhism and its flavours, Theravada, Mahayana, and “Sinhala Buddhism”.

        Similarly, from Folk practices, evolved Judaism, Christianity , Islam and it’s different flavours, notwithstanding the revelation claims of the respective religions.

        So, we need to ask, What is Religion?

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

        A religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence.[note 1] Many religions have narratives, symbols, and sacred histories that aim to explain the meaning of life and/or to explain the origin of life or the Universe. From their beliefs about the cosmos and human nature, people may derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle. According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world.

        http://www.onu.edu/academics/college_of_arts_sciences/academic_departments/philosophy_and_religion/what_is_religion

        What is Religion?

        Religion may be defined broadly as the human quest for, experience of, and response to the holy or sacred. This universal human activity expresses itself in at least three ways: in thought (the intellectual expression), in action (the practical expression), and in fellowship (the communal expression).

        These complex religious expressions comprise the subject-matter of the academic study of religion. Specifically, the data of religious study include the literature, stories, myths, histories, doctrines, rituals, ethical prescriptions, and institutional forms of the many and diverse traditions past and present. The academic study of religion is non-sectarian; it does not seek to evangelize or propagate a particular religion. Nevertheless, careful analysis of the data of religion should enrich one’s own understanding and commitment and assist in the clarification and development of one’s own theological views.

        Traditionally, religious studies in American colleges and universities have focused on the Western religious traditions rooted in the Bible. Since the 1970s, however, increasing contact with non-western cultures and religions has broadened the scope of Religious Studies in the universities with more attention being given to non-Christian and non-Jewish traditions. The following survey of the subfields of religious study reflects that change.

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          Amarasiri,
          While the confused/confusions on the shore blow the conch shell at mid day.
          When you see the Lama at Tibet or Alps blowing the Horn at mid-day after Throat music what’s he doing- Exactly like the elephant sending a message to the Power of creation – elephant can discover a new variable star or predict a solar eclipse/Tsunami. But poor fellows they cannot have a library or museum and lucky me seated stone’s throw from the best in the world- British Museum, Library reference sections.
          Too many people have kissed the filthy webbed feet of sevua potta that they have their own potha kathava. I salute the great monks in Asian way that does not display animal instincts (shaking hands)

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        Dear Ms Sharmini Serasinghe,

        You say “including a Mosque, if they are allowed to.”

        A year ago you asserted “Then off they go, to a Christian church and light candles and then, to Sai Baba or even a Mosque (I have no idea what they do there). ”

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

        These two statements of yours are contradictory.

        On December 21, 2013 a year ago, you said these Buddhists go to the Mosque and today you say they are not allowed to (note the IF in your statement)

        Now that you are here (which is very rare) can you please explain this obvious discrepancy?

        Were you Lying and being Melodramatic a year ago?

        Hope you can kindly clarify

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          Do you think Ms Sharmini Serasinghe will respond to a BUFFOON?

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            Dear Kumar,

            The question above is addressed to Sharmini and questions her integrity and honour.

            On December 21, 2013 a year ago, she said these Buddhists go to the Mosque NOW on February 4, 2015 she says they are not allowed to.

            Both her statements are on record in CT, I have not made them up.
            Only one or the other can be true but not BOTH.

            I have asked her to explain.

            If she cant or wont explain, Deceit, Hyperbole, Melodrama and Sensationalism cannot be ruled out.

            None of them are Characteristics of a good Buddhist that Sharmini claims to be.

            If you have the intellect to understand what I have written, give it a thought.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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              Biscuit_Boofer Chuff cockroach

              Go sit on a box of Razor Blades.!

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                Ha ha haa Jaadi the idiot.
                ha ha haaa

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                  “hee-hee-hee” , “hee-hee-hee”, like Rustic Monica s
                  “saffron-coloured one” “clans”||

                  -“eeee” “eeee” “ooo” “Ooo” “Ooo” reputation,

                  HYENA, තරච්ඡයා Crocuta crocuta, Chuff, cuff,
                  Duff, bluff, buff,Aff aff.- open nomenclature.|-

                  ^^^^…^^^^….^^^^^…^^
                  Cannibal Piped Piper.
                  (v_v)|| (^.^)

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                    Ha ha haa Jadi stinks

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              Biscuit_Boofer Chuff cockroach

              Go sit on a box of Razor Blades.!

              (^o^)

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          Are you and your thinking faculties retired?

          Just asking.

          You dont seem to be having much fun though.

          For your info Hindus have lingam worship. Perhaps you can find solace there?

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            Dear Navin,

            My comment addressed to Sharmini relates to two statements she made one on December 21, 2013 and the other on February 4, 2015.

            She did not write about a stone Penis but she wrote about Mosques and Buddhists. I did not write about a stone Penis, I wrote about a discrepancy in Sharmini’s statements.

            You seems to have a one track mind as you see Lingums everywhere. The Last time you misunderstood an English Idiom and wrote about Oral sex and Ejaculation!

            Now if you can think outside that one track mind of yours, please reread my comment to Sharmini of February 6, 2015 at 1:51 pm and my comment to Kumar above and respond with an intelligent comment instead of the run of the mill idiocy that is a Hallmark of the non Buddhists here who cannot make an intelligent argument of their own and is hiding behind Sharmini who they foolishly assume is knowledgeable on Buddhism.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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        Wrote this after much agonizing, you being a lady and all… but

        A Sinhala Buddhist at a Hindu Kovil conjures visions of a married man watching porn on his laptop, while in the same room his wife is in deep slumber.

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      Islam is Arab nationalism which converts non arabs into arabs. That is why whole set of arab lifestyle, arab values and arab chavuanism is part of the islam package.

      Buddhism is a philosophy. It doesnt change the identity or nationhood of a country. Buddhism is not a conquest. Buddhism just nourishes the soceity.
      That is why cultures like sinhala, thai burmese and even mahayana cultures like tibet and japan have strong sense of nationhood and love for their own ways. The diversity of buddhist countries shows that Buddhism just enrich the culture not destroy it into a foreign cult.

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    Professor Kapila Abhayawansa :
    “Buddhism is consisted of the teachings of the Buddha presented in different ways ….. to be compatible with the different intellectual levels of the people…. so as to people understand it according to their capacities.”

    does that then explain the Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhism….?

    Professor why are you falling shy of directly attributing the Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhism to the intellectual capacity of the Sinhala people?

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      Rajash

      “Professor why are you falling shy of directly attributing the Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhism to the intellectual capacity of the Sinhala people?”

      Q. ???????? Did Buddhism help or hurt?

      National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

      http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

      The intelligence scores came from work carried out earlier this decade by Richard Lynn, a British psychologist, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish political scientist, who analysed IQ studies from 113 countries, and from subsequent work by Jelte Wicherts, a Dutch psychologist.

      Rank
      ——– Country
      ———————– %
      ————-
      1 Singapore 108
      2 South Korea 106
      3 Japan 105
      4 Italy 102
      5 Iceland 101
      5 Mongolia 101
      6 Switzerland 101

      28 Guatemala 79
      28 Sri Lanka 79
      28 Zambia 79

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      Raj-Ash:

      It explain a lot.

      A stupid -As#

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        jim Softly
        “Raj-Ash: It explain a lot. A stupid -As# “

        well its the prof who is explaining that the Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhism is a version to suit stupid ass people like you Jim.

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    The Sinhala Buddhist penchant for worshipping anything or everything added to being colonized by many a western power and made easily docile the present day Sinhalese have evolved into a tribe of worshippers of anything and everything. No wonder we have no qualms about falling at the filthy feet of the Rajapaksas.

    I was filled with revulsion at the sight of Hirunika falling at the feet of Rajapaksa, though Rajapaksa’s close acolyte Duminda killed her own father. Hirunika’s mother, who’s husband it is who was killed, stood behind Hirunika beaming. But no other Sri Lankan compatriot of mine found that gesture revolting, amazingly.

    Thanks to people such as Prof Kapila Abhayawansa and people of his ilk, we have turned into a country of ingratiates with no pride other than beating our own empty chests. We are shamelessly slavish and worse still we inculcate our children with this very same “wakutu veyang’ culture.

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      BBS Rep

      “I was filled with revulsion at the sight of Hirunika falling at the feet of Rajapaksa, though Rajapaksa’s close acolyte Duminda killed her own father. Hirunika’s mother, who’s husband it is who was killed, stood behind Hirunika beaming. But no other Sri Lankan compatriot of mine found that gesture revolting, amazingly.'”

      Sri Lanka Sinhala “Buddhist” Culture? Forgiveness?

      Showing Maitriya to the culprit?

      Showing Respect to Mara along wth Buddha?

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    None of the commentaators here are buddhists. They ar emost christians and muslims. I don’t think they want to understand it.

    If christians/Catholics can understand why they they worship or kneel in front of the cross and that statues, if muslims can understand why they circle around a STONE, a meteorite fallen on earth, then should be able to why buddhists respect in front of a bo tree and consider Bo tree as sacrd.

    These people are dishonest and hypocrites.

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    Equanimity is a state of being advocated by the Buddha – it refers to responding to both happiness and to sadness with the same mental attitude. Thus a person who has cultivated such a mind will be unassailable in happiness and tragedy – a miracle in today’s world of constant bickering, fear and anxiety.

    The way an individual practices his/her religion is a private matter, best left for that individual to decide. All of us humans have mental needs at one point or another in our lives, and when all else fails, might turn to the ideas of god or some super-natural power. Even in “secular” and “atheistic” societies, there are many, a majority, who find solace in rituals – this is human nature.

    Realizing that what works for me, may not be what works for you – yet what you do is OK for you is a first step in learning to live in a multi-cultural world. “Live and let live” should be an ideal practiced by all in such a world.

    I for one am so grateful of having grown up in a multi-faith community where divinity was all around me – by a tree, inside a temple, by a roadside shrine, a saint’s tomb or even on top of the one and same mountain that people of all faiths gathered to feel blessed by their own divinity.

    Remember – there are 10000 doors!

    Peace.

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    Here christians, a muslims and atheists defining buddhism and buddhist practices in their beliefs.

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    Prof. Abhayawansa,

    You have stated that the Buddha’s teachings are presented in different ways, to cater to “different intellectual levels of the people”.

    By “different ways”, in the context of your article, you are referring to the worship of objects, including worshiping the Bo tree.

    By this, you are implying that President Sirisena is correct in worshiping a Bo tree, as he falls into the category of “different intellectual levels of the people”!!!!!

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      “You have stated that the Buddha’s teachings are presented in different ways, to cater to “different intellectual levels of the people”.

      This is what I am also challenging..

      to be blunt

      (a)is he saying “Sinhala Modayas” get Modaya Buddhism?

      or
      (b)did he get himslef in a twsit trying to be an authority on Budhhism

      seems to be the latter

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      Sharmini,

      Can you simplify your statement for Prof Ahayawansa’s benefit please. This ‘Wakutu Veyang’ culture has created many “different intellectual levels of the people”.

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        BBS,

        As requested-

        Prof. Ahayawansa is implying that President Sirisena is a fool!

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          Sharmini,

          Does that mean that wisdom is Binary?

          One is either a fool or a wise person and nothing in between?

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          “”One is either a fool or a wise person and nothing in between? “”

          tough, tuff….UUUU

          The middle is obviously rotten with half maggots moron-
          ship shap,
          shape, shape,- fashionable nonconformist, “hora_oru werewolf mahawamse”!!..

          OTC-HYENA Clan, kikile giggle “hee-hee-hee” sounds usually a fleeing posture.

          “Ooo””Ooo””Ooo”

          eek eek eek ●~* ●~* ●~*

          。◕‿◕。◕◕ 。◕‿◕。|

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          Sharmini Serasinghe

          “. Ahayawansa is implying that President Sirisena is a fool!”

          This is Politics and the Audience are the Voters.

          President Sirisena is no Fool. He is a Politician, and understands what the Majority of Sinhala Buddhists like and revere. Mahinda Rajapaksa played the Sinhala Buddhist game and went beyond by going to Hindu Kovils in Sri Lanka and India as well, but still lost.

          Remember, Mahinda Rajapaksa got about 55% of the Sinhala Buddhist Vote. If Mr. Matripala Sirisena wants the majority of the Sinhala Buddhist votes, he needs to keep venerating the Maha Bodhi Tree, The Temple of the Tooth, and go beyond and go to Samanala Kanda (Adam’s Peak) Kataragama Devale and many other Temples and Devales and eat into Mahinda’s Sinhala Buddhist Base.

          The Average Sinhala Buddhist is not interested in the Intellectual arguments on on Buddha’s Teachings. They just want to follow some accepted folk traditions, make their Poojas and prayers and wishes, and go on with life.

          Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa and Mr. Maitripala Sirisena both, being politicians and Sinhala Buddhists, understand that well.

          However, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa was interested in Jara(rotten) Governance, or Jara -Palanaya.

          However, Mr. Maitripala Sirisena was interested in Good Governance, or Yaha -Palanaya, and the people elected him.

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      Sharm-Sher,

      The tree herbs are helpful in curing constipation. Maybe, the Sirisena ailing with chronic constipation, frequenting the poo-stall to discharge the bowels, or passing hard to painful poo. Let this poor Organism pray and use this antiserum as a last resort to see the Pipal-effect could end his defecate-addiction.

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        Don’t drink tea like farmers do.
        Infusions are common and `SENNA` main exporter Thoothukudi (tooth and drink cheers)
        replaces goraka, tamarind or can be infused fresh is better.

        leave it to common people they are common matters your DNA please caste it.

        Whom??

        “\=o-o=/”

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      who gave you the right to judge others level of intellect? DO you know Buddha did venerate Bodhi tree for a week? Is that stupid too according to you?

      Do you know what is in a person’s heart and mind when they respect Bodhi tree? DOnt try to show your intellect you rather show your lack of it. Well you cant expect intellect from you…everyone has limitations that is why they end up being a mere news presenter

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    Dear Ms Serasinghe, I don’t claim that I have a capacity of measuring others’ intellectual levels. Therefore, I don’t know to which category of intellectual levels President Sirisena belongs. It seems that you did not understand properly what I mentioned in my article. If you properly understood my argument, I think that you do not ask me such a question. Your question sounds like that only homage to Bodhi tree falls into one category of intellectual levels. Don’t think that I approve and encourage the way that the present common folk performs Buddhist rituals. Many people have misunderstood the proper aim of those rituals and therefore, they wrongly perform them. Most of the Buddhist rituals are aimed at contemplation on the virtues of the Buddha (Buddhānussati). I think you as a Buddhist know that Buddhānussati is an object of meditation. If you attack them you attack unintentionally very important Buddhist virtues. What we have to criticize is not the virtues but the wrong way that people perform them. Therefore, if we want to take people into the right path we have to teach them the correct way how to perform them.

    Another purpose of Buddhist rituals is to help people to accrue merit. It is true that according to Buddhism, merit is not conducive to achieve the liberation. Though it is not supportive to liberation, Buddhism does not condemn it. Buddhism accepts the Samsāric life of people. And, according to the Kamma theory of Buddhism, meritorious activities bring forth happier life in the Samsāra. Therefore, Buddhism encourages people to accrue merits condemning demerits. You know that the first two verses of Dhammapada explain that the activities done with the corrupted mind and pleasant mind bring forth respectively unhappiness and happiness. Buddhist rituals can be taken as a base of meritorious activities. There are ten bases of meritorious activities (dasa puññakiriya-vatthu) recognized by Buddhism. One of them is respect to the worthy of respect ( apacāyana). By means of those bases of meritorious activities people can be elevated to a higher position in their spiritual life. That is the reason why the Buddha introduced them to the society.

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      Hey [Edited out],

      The authority Hindian Hindu gave birth to Gautama the little toy I have for over 1/2 centenary like Dao I went finding for its shoe at Longman finally Shaoling- butter_cup_flies sword is what I learnt at the monestry.

      Government `servant` should check the hindu master Whom??

      Walking Owl call Hooo Hooo Hoo.

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      Prof Kapila

      You got 29 thumbsdown against your own thumbup. A record, no?

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        The thumbs down count is now 54 and it will keep increasing.

        Unfortunately you have misread its significance.

        It indicates that 54 idiots read his comment and had been struck DUMB. Not a word in rebuttal!

        What Fun! ha ha haa!

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          Phew!! OTC Heyna Accused: terrorism double agents Sihala speaking Tamil/muslim of kotchi heritage like Cyril Mathew the vampire.

          `Goo`ta `Boo`ts, KP Karuna & OTC Terrorista Hermaphrodite-HYENA Clan, OTC kikile giggle “hee-hee-hee” sounds usually a fleeing posture.-
          tail betwwen legs and that little thinge of the hemophidrite.

          “Ooo””Ooo””Ooo” eek eek eek ●~*bang ●~*ban ●~* Bang

          。◕‿◕。◕◕ 。◕‿◕。|

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    Dear Prof Abhayawansa,

    1.You say that Buddhist rituals are aimed at contemplation on the virtues of the Buddha. What happens after one finishes performing the rituals, forget the virtues of the Buddha?

    2.An object of meditation is very different to worshiping an object. For instance, if I am to meditate focusing on a wall, does that mean I have to worship the wall?

    3.I totally agree that people need to be guided on to the right path, but I don’t agree that this can be accomplished in this day and age, through mere ‘rituals’. They may have served a purpose 2500 years ago, when man’s ability to reason is not what it is today.

    Having said that, if this ritual performance was effective, why has the average Sinhala-Buddhist degenerated morally, over the past 2500. Shouldn’t he be walking around with a halo above his head today?

    4.I totally disagree with you on “Another purpose of Buddhist rituals is to help people to accrue merit”. This sounds ridiculous coming from a Professor of Buddhism!

    For instance, how can you accrue merit by placing flowers opposite brick and mortar, or pouring water and even cow milk on the root of a Bo tree?

    5.You say Buddhist rituals help people to accrue merit, though according to Buddhism, merit is not conducive to achieving the liberation. Then what is the purpose of accruing merit?

    6.I agree that anything said or done with a negative mind will produce negative results, and vice versa. I believe this is how one earns his own karma both good and bad; through all his activities, including speech, in his daily life. This is something man has to be conscious of all the time, and not only when he’s performing rituals.

    By those like you placing so much emphasis on the physical act of performing rituals, you take away the essence of the purpose.

    I’m sorry to say, but it’s the self-serving Buddhist monks and academics like you, who have complicated Buddhism to such an extent, that it’s beyond the comprehension of the average man. Hence the confusion!

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      The Prof has dug himself in to a hole. The more he tries to defend his theory the deeper the hole gets.

      Religion, any religion for that matter, does not discriminate on intellectual capacity and does not stipulate different rituals for followers with different levels of intellectual capacity.

      who is the judge of one’s intellectual capacity to select an appropriate ritual? a thug dress in a saffron robe?

      However The interpretation of the religion may be based on the ultimate motive.
      ISIS interpretation of Quran is one such example
      Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhism is another.
      perhpas Prof Kapila’s interpretation of Buddhist tituals is anotyher..?

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        I very much like the “tituals is anotyher” (tits anointed) in the deep holes of the Rajash meaning.

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          ha ha I like your sense fo humour
          on a QWERTY key board
          as you can see R is close to T so that explains that
          and Y is next to T and above H so that explains that
          I am not a natural key board typist…:(

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            Say, not a Qwertyist.

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              good one

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                Rajash, (going on holidy down south isla bonita surf time.)

                Your lions flag is a misleading interpretation just like VP’s Tiger (ancient chinese `Weretiger` Hun chinese)

                There are lions in africa and never in the sub continent
                So it was crocuta the hyena.- Almost all are -Hermaphrodite-HYENA
                Now you see the freeks of civilasation colded Headed and Feet- cold blooded killers- natural pedophiles the politicians cream- Ship shap shape, Shape Hora_Oru Werewolf Mahawanmse. QED.

                (The spotted hyena’s scientific name Crocuta, was once widely thought to be derived from the Latin loanword crocutus, which translates as “saffron-coloured one”, in reference to the animal’s fur colour.)

                `Goo`ta `Boo`ts, KP Karuna & OTC Terrorista Hermaphrodite-HYENA Clan, kikile giggle “hee-hee-hee” sounds usually a fleeing posture.- tail between legs and that little thinge of the hemophidrite.

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          oi like your own holucast denial?

          frogee in a liquidizer with his mom on a broomstick looking for her titos!

          Whey hey here we go droop droop shut_up _mouth.

          compliments hot stuff red devils!

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        Rajesh,

        Re “The Prof has dug himself in to a hole. The more he tries to defend his theory the deeper the hole gets.”

        In order to sit in judgement how deep is your understanding of Buddhism?

        BTW what is your Religion?

        Unless you can contribute by addressing relevant questions to both Sharmini and Prof Abhayawansa, It is wiser to wait and see before making pronouncements.

        I have asked a question from Sharmini based on her post of February 5, 2015 at 10:15 am about flower offerings.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          OTC …how deep is your understanding of Buddhism?
          As deep as the hole the Prof has dug! so I leav it to you to judge

          OTC …BTW what is your Religion?
          Imagine there’s no countries
          It isn’t hard to do
          Nothing to kill or die for
          And no religion too

          I hope some day you’ll join us

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            I think any person with little intelligence can understand OTC is a buddhist though you think repeating his questions by simpple changes can save you

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              He is ashamed to disclose his religion.

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                Never Kapputa language but stupid sihala Cocuta’s talking from butt! That is what you learnt in Canada and Goo`ta in the USA. KP Karuna et al.

                Hysterical Lying DownMeth Mouth, Crocuta crocuta, Terrorist OTC, Goo’ta KP Karuna
                You steal and murder Sihala speaking tamils and tamil speaking tamil peoples

                (The spotted hyena’s scientific name Crocuta, was once widely thought to be derived from the Latin loanword crocutus, which translates as “saffron-coloured one”, in reference to the animal’s fur colour.)
                _______

                `Goo`ta `Boo`ts, KP Karuna & OTC Terrorista Hermaphrodite-HYENA Clan, kikile giggle “hee-hee-hee” sounds usually a fleeing posture.- tail between legs and that little thinge of the hemophidrite.

                “Ooo””Ooo””Ooo” eek eek eek ●~*bang ●~*bang ●~* Bang

                。◕‿◕。◕◕ 。◕‿◕。|

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              Looks like OTC and Sach are twins…

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                Is Suresh, Kumar, Jaadi, Rajash, Navin and Sharmini Sextuplets?

                Ha ha haa!

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                  Chuff Chuff Cock_a_roach,

                  Love can be put off, never abandoned.

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            Rajash,

            The prof has not dug any holes that you can detect. Can’t you see that Sharmini has retired?

            Does that mean you have been criticising in ignorance?
            That figures!

            Of course I am a Buddhist that’s why I can challenge Sharmini’s pristine knowledge of it.

            Why are you hiding yours?
            Are you ashamed of your religion?

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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              OTC

              Why do you think that others will respond to a BUFFOON and his foolish questions?

              This so called professor, by trying to rebut Sharmini, he has made himself a laughing stock. Now he is trying to cover up by saying she did not understand him. He sounds like a cat that crapped on the rock.

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                Hi Kumar,

                Open your eyes.

                Cant you see that a Buffoon calling himself KUMAR responded, not just once but several times?

                Better pick up that Pussy Poo on that rock the Pussy has left behind. I can see that you don’t have the intelligence to do anything else!

                Ha ha haa!

                Kind Regards
                OTC

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              Ooooooo what a pretty boy!

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      Dear Ms. Sharmini Serasinghe

      Re “For instance, how can you accrue merit by placing flowers opposite brick and mortar,”

      Sharmini haven’t you forgotten something?

      Looking at things superficially, you are right. That is the interpretation a non Buddhist with no knowledge of Buddhism will come to. But you are not such a person as you claim to be a knowledgeable Buddhist

      The Core of Buddhist philosophy is Mind Centric.
      What would a Buddhist contemplate on, while placing those flowers?
      Can you explain please?

      Kind Regards
      OTC

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      Sharmini says:
      “I’m sorry to say, but it’s the self-serving Buddhist monks and academics like you, who have complicated Buddhism to such an extent, that it’s beyond the comprehension of the average man. Hence the confusion! “

      I have expressed similar sentiments, but with the purpose of removing the confusion in the mind of the average man, as follows:

      “The mega show that is being orchestrated today by the Kings, politicians, courtesans, priests and jesters of court, under the mega label Buddhism is solely designed to generate self importance, wealth, and luxury living for people in power and to enable the second tier, that is the facilitators, to make money to live a comfortable, sometimes, luxurious life. You are one of the facilitators Professor.”

      Indra February 3, 2015 at 11:54 am

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    Dear Ms. Serasinghe,
    I understood through your questions that still you talk about Buddhist rituals from the point of the way that many people perform them. But I talk about what they are meant for. Seeing the wrong way of performing them, you propose to wipe out all Buddhist rituals from the Buddhist society. I really prefer to name them as Buddhist practices rather than rituals. As I mentioned elsewhere in my previous articles, the Buddha has prescribed a gradual path which consisted of on charity (dana-katha), morality (sila-katha), heaven as a reward for virtuous living (sagga-katha), disadvantages, the folly and the defiling nature of sense pleasures (Kamanam adinava) and the advantages of renunciation (Nekkhamme anisamsa). This is the way how Buddhism seeks to gradually prepare the man for the background necessary for the profound understanding of truth; this path is only the supportive condition for the final liberation. Inability to understand the pragmatic value of this path is not the reason for demolishing it. Buddhism does not expect every man to follow all these from beginning to the last. According to own capacity any man can follow the path from any step.
    Here, there are my answers to your questions:
    1. If I forget the virtue of the Buddha, how I can talk about the rituals. Most of the rituals are connected with the virtue of the Buddha. You ask what happen to the performer after performing rituals. Nothing happen to him. If he concentrates on the virtue of the Buddha taking the object (Bodhi, sthupa, relic, statue ect.) that represents the Buddha even in a moment, his mind will be tranquilized for that moment.
    2. Your worship and my worship are two different things. I take the term ‘worship’ in the sense of respect. If you worship wall while meditating on the wall, you become one who wrongly performs ritual on Bodi three. You need not to respect the wall as it is not the object for veneration.
    3. Do you believe in all men’s equal ability of reasoning? If it is so, you are going against the reality. Even for the man who has higher ability of reasoning it is not bad to respect the worthy of respect. Is it bad to respect parents for people who have higher ability of reasoning? It is the reality of the world that mere reason without morals leads to corruptions. Today in the world more corruptions can be seen not among the ordinary folks but among people with high powered reasoning.
    What is the proof that you have to verify the fact that average Sinhala Buddhist has degenerated morally? Don’t you find the same situation among other people? If you count only the Sri Lankan people, Sinhala Buddhists are the majority. So you can find more cases. If you take it proportionately that may be less than that of minority. There are many reasons for the moral degeneration of people. Amongst them socio-economic background comes first. It is truth that the present moral degeneration is a globalised trend prevailing everywhere in the world. Who are the initiators of this corruptive trend? Are they Sinhala Buddhist or people who have much reasoning power?
    In my life I never have seen a man with the mere ability of reason walking around with a halo above his head.
    4. Professor of Buddhism does not harm anything which has even a slightest value to the world. It is the nature of the world that things are valued in different ways according to one’s own choice.
    You ask how you can accrue merit by pouring water to Bo tree. Merit is a psychological occurrence. It depends on the mentality at the time when something is done. Activity done reducing greed, hatred and delusion generates the merit in the mind. Such an action brings happiness.
    5. Relevant answer to this question appears in my comment on which you raised the questions.
    6. You are quite right. Man should be conscious of his activity at all the time. The question is that how many people follow this valuable way of life. But, it should be praised if one does thing like respect to the Buddha even at a time one affords to do. Another important thing to be mentioned here is that absence of activity or in other words being without any activity does not produce merit or demerit.
    You accuse against me for placing so much emphasis on the physical act of performing rituals. This accusation is purely based on your inability to understand what I say in my articles. If something is wrongly interpreted in my field, I think that it is my duty to point out the correct way. How do you interpret my pointing out of the proper meaning of Buddhist rituals as placing so much of emphasis on the rituals?
    I too regret to say that how a journalist like you who is unable to grasp a very simple thing pointed out in my articles can convey the exact message to the readers.

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      The Five-Fifty Jatakas would tell how the Lankan Buddhism is spoilt. Poor Buddhaghosa, but all his achievements in cleansing the Lankan Buddhism is being spoilt by the Fake-Buddhism yielding Lankan animists, Hay Ram!

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      Prof Abhayawansa,

      You are absolutely right. I definitely don’t understand what you are attempting to say through your articles, and from what I gather, you don’t seem to be understanding mine either.

      So let’s agree to disagree, and end it here.

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        You dont understand a lot of things lady….[Edited out]

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          Sach Ouch Boo`ts keep chewing thoose boots- babuva bihari go away to where you came from.

          as usual for BBS sprout your bannana has got a cold thry hanging upside down and make a noise King pong your savior is `D` & `d` these days.

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        Dear Ms. Sharmini Serasinghe,

        But you understand your own writing don’t you?

        What would a Buddhist contemplate on, while placing those flowers in front of that brick and mortar?

        Surely with your knowledge of PRISTINE Buddhism you won’t duck a question on Buddhist philosophy, claiming that is about “Mahavamsa Buddhism” or ‘Sinhala Buddhist Culture’ would you?

        Can you explain please?

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          Why do you expect that Sharmini Serasinghe should respond to a BUFFOON?

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            Kamse Come Kumar,

            He is the smelliest, unshaven baboon on this newsroom CT,

            OTC (Karuna brigade BBS) gun slinger under protection in his imagination so wont come clean- Schedule caste as confirmed by him on CT. ¬Dal (eat)` It`– its indigestion try dog food `werewolf mahawmse` pith for ayruvedic- control freek preek preek preeeek…

            _______________________________

            Here is a little rime of the Baboon eating from his arsehole BBS combo – Bath Bauvaa Syndicate -Terrorist worldwide most dreaded religoso. They are the `Satans of Werewolf Mahawamse`.

            Rhymes of Cockaroach, OTC of how he picked his ancestral habit of
            Beetlekool, Cuff- Chuff (belching farting train sound)

            bluff, buff, chough,Chuff, `cuff`, duff, fluff, gruff, guff, huff, luff, muff, puff, rough, ruff,scruff, scuff, slough, snuff, sough, stuff, tough, tuff…

            Cheers.

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              Javi

              Please do not insult the baboons, they are much more intelligent than this BUFFOON.

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                He is a Biscuit_Boofer not Spanish footballer!

                watch a pair of monkeys picking each others ears,
                lo behold you have the promise of innovation by wayward scams and that is how Bill Gates got his break trough Excel/DOS.Hippy boy.(its in a relf life movie of his)

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        Perfecto!Sharmini Serasinghe =, Perfecto..

        Here is a Vermilingua (anteater) to swallow that Dal`IT` parripu army of followers like stinker OTC imbecile- ant army of karuna/bbs.

        Rhymes of Cockaroach, OTC of how he picked his ancestral habit of Beetlekool, Cuff- Chuff (belching farting train sound)

        bluff, buff, chough,chuff, `cuff`, duff, fluff, gruff, guff, huff, luff, muff, puff, rough, ruff,scruff, scuff, slough, snuff, sough, stuff, tough, tuff….UUUU din. tatte motte olwa udin then they feel the warmath of Gautams teachings in its fineness. Chandra Gupta Mauyra the Great died like the Buddha as a Jain starving himself to death at Karanataka and his footprint is the one copy at Siri Padde where the butterflies from south africa gather seasonally after the praying mantis sends messages via radio signals to mates.

        Orugutan Terrorist Chuff… the imbecile deportee refugee claimant learnt his foreign in the land of refugees Canada, Alas he won’t explain why the wise multi-linguist French lady director of immigration Toronto had to send the Border Security Force Canada to send a Pipe up swollen bottom to be flushed at katunayaka like Karuna when in UK jail.

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      Sharmini’s actions resemble a lot with Devadatta’s attempt to make the sanga vegetarian, which Buddha rejected.
      And there was a person Malunkaputta(whom buddha called a fool) who always ask questions about universe…

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    All this talk about Buddism, merits, idol worship, good, bad, meditation, is all codswallop.

    What matters is the end result.

    Who coined the term, ‘Sunday sil Monday kill’, makes more sense than professor Kapila Abhayawansa, Sharmini and all you people trying to outsmart the others comment.

    At the end of the day what we Sri Lankans are, are a nation of barbarians, who light firecrackers and eat bucket-loads of kiribath after massacring innocent civilians. We also don saffron robes and roam the streets looking to pick fights with minorities. Our hero politicians rob the money off the hands of pathetic tsunami orphans and then go in all solemnity in front of parasites dressed in saffron robes and worship with hands folded and fall on the roots of an ancient tree and speak about Buddha said this and Buddha meant that and we claim to be all knowing practicing Buddhists.

    What jokers we are.

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      BBS Rep,

      You took the words, right out of my mouth!

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        Dear Ms Sharmini Serasinghe,

        Re “They may have served a purpose 2500 years ago, when man’s ability to reason is not what it is today” (February 5, 2015)

        The Buddha and any of his disciples who attained one of the four stages of Arya Magga did so because of their reasoning power. Your assumption therefore is false.

        Re “For instance, how can you accrue merit by placing flowers opposite brick and mortar, …….?” (February 5, 2015)

        As a PURE Buddhist have you forgotten that it is the thought that is important? Are you not aware that the Buddhist thought is about impermanence or Anicca of everything including self that those flowers symbolize when they are placed opposite the brick an mortar and not about the Brick and Mortar itself?

        Re “Shouldn’t he be walking around with a halo above his head today?” (February 5, 2015)

        You were taught by the late Rev. Piyadassi Maha Thera, a highly respected simple and revered man who led an exemplary monastic life. Did he walk about with a Halo above his head?

        So why this Hyperbole?

        Re “And this ‘religion’ enables them to regard the Buddha as a God, and also worship and pray at any place of religion, including a Mosque, if they are allowed to” (February 4, 2015 at 4:19 pm)

        The above statement of yours indicate that a Buddhist is not allowed into a Mosque.

        On December 21, 2013 you stated “Then off they go, to a Christian church and light candles and then, to Sai Baba or even a Mosque (I have no idea what they do there). ”

        That statement emphatically state that these Buddhists Go to a Mosque.

        From what you have stated in February 2015 you have LIED in December 2013

        Can you give a plausible explanation as to why you used Lies, Hyperbole, Melodrama and Sensationalism in your article of 2013 while claiming to be practicing Pristine Buddhist Philosophy?

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          Why should Sharmini respond to this BUFFOON?

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            Dear Kumar,

            Don’t get excited, just because the questions are valid.

            Any respectable Journalist or writer will answer these questions by themselves.

            She can choose to answer herself or she can choose to let her IDIOTIC following answer on her behalf. So far she has chosen to let the idiots do the scavenging, confirming what I have said many a time before.

            The questions are based on what she had written as comments to this article and what she wrote over an year ago on CT in an article of her own.

            It is significant to note that YOU, who has been collecting the poo, has hurried to her defense but is unable to address a SINGLE question on her behalf.

            Sharmini decries a religion that she calls “Sinhala Buddhist Culture” (whatever that may mean).

            She practices the PRISTINE Buddhist Philosophy that the Great Rev. Piyadassi Maha Thera taught her.

            Ven Piyadassi was a world recognised expert on Buddhism who could preach in Sinhala and English. He was educated at University of Sri Lanka and at Harvard and was the Chief prelate of Vajiraramya, Visaka Road, Colombo and the London Buddhist Vihara. He was honoured by Queen Elizabeth with an MBE. The first Buddhist Priest to have been so honoured. Yet we don’t see a Halo above Ven Piyadassi. We didn’t see a Halo above Ven Piyadassi’s teacher Venerable Pelene Siri Vajiragnana Nayaka Thera, founder of the Vajiraramaya either. We didn’t see a Halo above Ven Narada another exemplary priest and colleague of Ven Piyadassi, from the same temple.

            But according to the erudite Sharmini, they should have been walking around with a halo above their heads.

            We don’t see a Halo above Ms Sharmini Serasinghe either though she has lived ALL her ADULT life practicing PRISTINE Buddhism.

            You see Kumar it is not only her idiotic following that reads CT. Many other intelligent people do so too.

            What she wrote about the Mosque and Buddhists surpasses the rest.
            Here she has DELIBERATELY LIED.

            This is where that comparison that you made about a cat that crapped on the rock fits like a glove. The Sinhala equivalent describes the predicament of a dog that has defecated on a rock.

            You are scared that she will answer.

            Let’s wait and see if she REALLY has the conviction of her Crusade and the backbone to stand by what she writes.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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          Chuff Chuff, Cock_O-roach…crunch crunch..

          One Foot In the Grave And The Other One Slipping!

          Obnoxious Personality Disorder.

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            Hi Jaadi,

            Ha ha haaa that was an intellectual response!!!
            Hope Sharmini has a better one. Ha ha haaa

            Note – Jaadi is a smelly fermented fish often riddled with worms

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              Phew!! OTC Heyna Accused: terrorism double agents Sihala speaking Tamil/muslim of kotchi heritage like Cyril Mathew the vampire.

              `Goo`ta `Boo`ts, KP Karuna & OTC Terrorista Hermaphrodite-HYENA Clan, OTC kikile giggle “hee-hee-hee” sounds usually a fleeing posture.-

              tail between the legs and that little thinge of the hemophidrite.
              oTC screaming in pain- kiklee giggle `haa haa haa, hee hee ,hee”

              “Ooo””Ooo””Ooo” eek eek eek ●~*bang ●~*ban ●~* Bang

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      BBS Rep.

      Dharma (Sanskrit:: धर्म dharma,”way of righteousness.”) that is how laws were formulated Late Palkiwala Law of Evidence when Indira tried to oust the CJ and become a dictator. Our own old man Choksey played for the money and fear of Basil for TATA ABAN etc.(another Iranian ‘ace of spades’ Aryan skin peeling) Mihintale lighting courtesy Associated Newspaper broker on Pooooya)

      Sunday Sill…Monday Kill….Kill the Veddha….Rob the Buddha….Blame the Suddha
      (courtesy Native Veddha wisdom on CT Newsroom/ Newsreader )

      Does Prof Kapila Abhayawansa still want to retain Sinhala/Buddhist origin myth based on bestiality, parricide and incestuous relation?

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        Ha ha haa what a ramble! ha ha haaa

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          OTC on the run from Canada Sihal/tamil terror training.
          Phew!! OTC Heyna Accused: terrorism double agents Sihala speaking Tamil/muslim of kotchi heritage like Cyril Mathew the vampire.

          `Goo`ta `Boo`ts, KP Karuna & OTC Terrorista Hermaphrodite-HYENA Clan, OTC kikile giggle “hee-hee-hee” sounds usually a fleeing posture.-
          tail betwwen legs and that little thinge of the hemophidrite.

          “Ooo””Ooo””Ooo” eek eek eek ●~*bang ●~*ban ●~* Bang

          。◕‿◕。◕◕ 。◕‿◕。|

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    Sharmini

    Thanks for your response to the [Edited out] professor. It was so much fun reading comments to your comment – esp. sach, off the cuff, jim snotty, and of course the professor. Who needs Charlie Chaplin, Mara and Gora of Utube fame, Rajiva and DJ?

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    Hi Navin,

    I can see that you enjoyed the comments that I directly addressed to you. Here is another that will keep you titillated.

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/respect-to-sacred-objects-and-buddhism/comment-page-1/#comment-1766552

    Enjoy,

    OTC

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    Dear Prof. Kapila Abhayawansa and Ms Sharmini Serasinghe,
    Kindly re-read my entries of 2/1/2015.
    I congratulate both of you for keeping this discussion alive until 146 entries were completed( so far.)I must compliment Prof. KA for always maintaining a “Maithree Sahagatha” composure, in spite of criticisms (without even an iota of malice from his side or my side) from individuals like me. Our level of discussion was lowered to a different std by certain individuals who do not appear to be used to intellectual discussion. This valuable space should not be “vandalized” as there are many who read what we write to gain knowledge. Sorry to say, I did not want to reply OTC/Off The Cuff for that reason and waste anybody’s time. Let him/her think that s/he is right all the time.

    I partook in the discussion partly because I wanted the readers to know that Sri Lanka has a form of Sri Lankan Sinhala Buddhism. Each person has to have the freedom to think, be eclectic and formulate his/her own belief system in Buddhism. However, that belief system should not be imposed upon the credulous devotees so called as Historical Buddha’s Buddhism. That is why some S. Lankan Buddhists and B. Priests who think that “Our Buddhism” is the best/pure one, condemn Tibetan Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism. If I understood Prof. K.P. properly , let them believe what they want to believe and let them do what they want to do in regard to Buddhist practices.

    I am disappointed why Professor K.P. did not answer my questions or comment on my references to the origin of statue worship, there not being fairy tales and parables of Jataka Stories during Buddha’s time and the reason why Buddhist priests had to introduce them to Buddhist literature.

    I ask again, why do you think Rev Walpola Rahula did not include even the word ABHIDHAMMA – the mystical form of Buddhism – in WHAT THE BUDDHA TAUGHT ? Those who are interested in Buddhism, as a way of life as well as a Philosophy have a right to plead with well-known Dhamma teachers like you to PLEASE GIVE US A LIST OF ITEMS THAT BUDDHA PREACHED AS MITHYA DRUSHTIYA. I can say at once that one was YAGA HOMA FOR MAHA BRAHMA – THE GREAT CREATOR GOD- AND ANIMAL SACRIFICE on the alter TO PLEASE THE GODS as PEOPLE OF THE VEDAS DID.Please enlighten us on the rest in the list according to Buddha’s teachings. If you itemize them, are we to take it that he preached them just for recluses? Or to all humanity, whom he wanted to be educated so that they could escape from RAGA, DWESHA , MOHA and Avidyawa ? This is my answer to your explanation to my reference to SAMANNAPHALA SUTRA. Then what is the purpose of TEVIJJA SUTRA ? Was it also only for recluses? Did not HE make us understand how futile the Vedic Brahamins’ devotion to MAHABAMBU- THE GREAT creator GOD was through that discourse? Don’t you think that by bringing in Max Weber’s name in to this discussion you confuse the lay reader more? I am sure that you are aware that there are schools of thought in the West who were vehemently against his theories/views.

    Don’t both of you think that THE TRIPITAKA needs a TEXTUAL HISTORICAL ANALYSIS like in the way German Scholars of the 19th Century did to the Bible? Thanks to scholars such as Gunkel and Bultmann, the final conclusion was that THERE WAS NO HISTORICAL JESUS ( No Greek, Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Iranian, Indian or Chinese contemporary evidence whatsoever), but He was present only in the FAITH of the people. The West did not stop there; the scholars wrote that Paul/Saul was the MYTH-MAKER. They did not stop there.Some like Joseph Atwill (Ceaser Titus Flavius’ Messiah)and Michael Paulkovich (No Meek Messiah)wanted to show proof that Jesus never existed and that His life was created to control the rebelling Jewish Masses by Romans.You are probably aware that last year there was a seminar in London on the controversial subject.

    Dharma Sangayana held in Sri Lanka during recent times did not have any form of analysis. An antiquarian book-seller and writer ,one Lanerolle,who had a book-shop in Bambalapitiya wrote a book on “Buddha Varsha Neernaya” thinking that it can be used as a tool for a project like Textual Historical Analysis some day. According to him scholars who start the project must know the histories of S.L. and neighboring countries and those of countries that interacted with India during Buddha’s time. A panel of erudite scholars must cover the Languages associated with Buddhism, Form Analysis, Traditions, Interpretation of scriptures scientifically, Archaelogy, etymology, philology etc.Professor Beckingham of SOAS was interested in a translation of the book to be published in the RAS Journal in the U.K. it seems, but I do not know what happened later.The informant of this may have been Mr Christopher Reynolds, the Sinhala Scholar of SOAS. The cover of the book had a drawing by Mr L.T.P. Manjusri where Buddha was coming down from Sankissa using a flight of steps and King Darius holding a canopy above Buddha’s head. His interpretation was that as stated in Mahaparinibbana Sutra Buddha preached in Pataliputra and that a great King like Emperor Darius of Persia , who was a contemporary of the Buddha, built a special Mandapaya (Platform) for the Buddha to preach at that time.He also interpreted that “the Gods” who built Pataliputra were Architects and Engineers of Persia, for if they were Gods from heaven, they could have created the entire village complex in a second as some S.L.S.Buddhists would believe. A rich credulous devotee living in a foreign country told me by phone that she was going to India on a pilgrimage and that “Sankissa relics” were in the itinerary and that those were the steps created by Mahabrahma for Buddha to go to Heaven to preach the Dharma to his deceased mother Mahamaya Devduwa in Heaven.Its long, but I wrote this story because that shows how T. H. Analysis is important to understand scripture.I think that the Archaeological survey of India unearthed the flight of steps in the 1930s.

    Please comment on the above as the output from both of you would help us to have more fruitful discussions. What happened to Jesus will not happen to Buddha as Buddha’s and his disciples’ presence can be shown archaeologically and from contemporary history.
    Many thanks.

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    All these posters ..caught in the net of ‘views and opinions’..thrashing about..quoting this and that..trying to prove and disprove….Look to your mind..to the present moment..that is the only reality you can ever know…nibbana is ‘here and now’…but this is just my view! Don’t believe a word…look beyond belief, beyond faith, reason, logic…to the awareness of now…That which is aware of the presence of a view, is not a view is it?

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    Dear Mr Amarekone Mudiyanse,

    I am sorry that you feel that way.

    Besides what Prof KA wrote, I have seen only two posts that could be classed as intellectual.

    They are,
    Amarasiri, February 3, 2015 at 4:23 pm
    Silva, February 4, 2015 at 5:54 am

    In both cases I have acknowledged their intellectual efforts.

    I could not find any contribution by you unfortunately.

    This article by Prof KA and his previous article ‘Does one deviate from Buddha’s teaching by worshiping Objects? was written in response to the Article “The President’s Faux Pas” by Ms Sharmini Serasinghe

    I hope you have read it.

    Her opening gambit was,

    quote
    No leader of a multi religious society, can afford the luxury of being seen practicing his religion, in the full glare of the public!

    The President of this country is a representative of all its people; Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Therefore, such a President cannot be seen favoring one faith, even though it is his own. If he must, then he ought to pay equal obeisance to other religions as well. After all, he is the leader of all of us, not just the Buddhists of Sri Lanka.
    unquote

    The first para refers to a non existing General Rule of the World.

    The second builds on the first and attempts to make a moral statement.

    Intellectually speaking, if the first statement fails the second will fail.

    Let’s look at the Worlds only superpower.

    The US President takes his Oath of Office in full public view. It is telecast to the world. All US Presidents, Past and Present used the Bible when doing so and will continue to do so in the future.

    The USA also has a “National Christmas Tree” which is lit annually by the US President. Last year President Obama lit the tree for the 92nd year.

    Rev. Delman Coates, senior pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland, led the crowd in prayer, asking God’s help “as we endeavor to make this a beloved community for all people.”

    Here is a Picture of this NATIONAL CHRISTIAN event with Obama and family taking pride of place.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/4/obama-first-family-light-national-christmas-tree-d/

    I don’t think you will claim that the USA is a country populated ONLY with Christians because that is not what an intellectual would say.

    The USA IS Multi Religious and Multi Cultural.

    Let’s move on to UK

    “LAST week I held my fourth annual Easter reception in Downing Street. Not for the first time, my comments about my faith and the importance of Christianity in our country were widely reported.

    Some people feel that in this ever more secular age we shouldn’t talk about these things. I completely disagree. I believe we should be more confident about our status as a Christian country, more ambitious about expanding the role of faith-based organisations, and, frankly, more evangelical about a faith that compels us to get out there and make a difference to people’s lives.

    First, being more confident about our status as a Christian country does not somehow involve doing down other faiths or passing judgement on those with no faith at all …………….”

    That is why we are not just investing £20 million in repairing our great cathedrals, but also giving £8 million to the Near Neighbours programme, which brings faith communities together in supporting local projects. ……..”

    David Cameron
    Prime Minister,
    UK

    I don’t think you will claim that the UK is a country populated ONLY with Christians because that is not what an intellectual would do.

    Now let’s look closer to home in India

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Pashupatinath Temple on Monday and performed a “Rudrabhishekh puja” with “Panchamrit” offering.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not speak a word during the elaborate prayer ceremony conducted for him at Pashupatinath Temple here, revealed head priest Mool Bhatta Ganesh Bhatta, speaking to The Hindu.

    Mr. Modi arrived at the temple on Monday morning. The day is considered auspicious in the month of “Shravan” in the Hindu calendar to perform a “Rudrabhishekh puja” with “Panchamrit” offering.

    While no media personnel or officials accompanied Prime Minister into the temple , Mr. Modi emerged an hour later wearing four rows of Rudraksh beads. Clad in a saffron kurta and a pink and gold shawl, Mr. Modi waved to pilgrims gathered outside. He later tweeted a photograph of himself with temple officials, adding that he ‘felt extremely blessed.’

    Here are two pictures of the event that is very public

    http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/02039/05TH_MODI_2039457f.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuLDhdmCMAAF_B2.jpg

    I don’t think you will claim that India is a country populated ONLY with Christians because that is not what an intellectual would do.

    This article by Prof Kapila Abhayawansa was posted on 3 Feb 2015. Hence you could not have commented here on 1 Feb (you said 2/1/2015 and I am charitably assuming it to be mm/dd/yyyy instead of dd/mm/yyyy)

    As you can see Sharmini’s first statement is untrue.

    Hence her complete argument is a failure.

    This is not the first time that Sharmini has used Melodrama, Hyperbole and Sensationalism to vilify Buddhism. If she wants reform the best way to do it is by starting a discourse with the Mahanayakas by writing to them directly and publishing that letter in the National Press. She could also air her views on National Television and Radio as she worked in those institutions.

    I would suggest that you read her article Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha! (the first article of her’s that I read) and observe the Hyperbole used. She even claims that the Buddhists go to Mosque looking for deliverance though she forgot what she said a year ago when she stated quite the opposite here. A slip that underlines the deceit.

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/respect-to-sacred-objects-and-buddhism/comment-page-1/#comment-1765367

    If you think that unresearched articles such as “The President’s Faux Pas” by Sharmini is intellectual material, I pity the standard you use.

    You wrote “….. in spite of criticisms(without even an iota of malice from his side or my side) from individuals like me. Our level of discussion was lowered to a different std by certain individuals who do not appear to be used to intellectual discussion”

    That Sir, sounds more like a monkey praising its own tail. You are attempting to elevate yourself and Sharmini to the level of Prof Kapila Abhayawansa. A difficult task indeed.

    What I have written here is written after research. If you or anyone thinks that I am wrong it is up to you or them to prove me wrong. I have no problem in accepting what is proved.

    As an intellectual you will agree that utterances without proof is worthless.

    Kind Regards,
    OTC

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    “”Ha ha haa what a ramble! ha ha haaa””“As an intellectual you will agree that utterances without proof is worthless.” by dear; kind regards Crocuta””

    I always loved the hunt for venison meat when the Boar gorged the hunters butt.

    `By the Gun for the Gun with the Gun OTC-Turtle’s Head `Shit Intubated` and In The Box!!!

    When you were born and made a sound your mum made animal sounds and gestures unlike the Europeans and especially the Jews- Papa tell me why??
    The Jews score the highest in any IQ test for Verbal Virtuosity (>80 for this alone) so they run the worlds Banner. You only borrowed the ambude from Veddha but never invented the nappy for your poop – the Pig tickles your bollocks down under at Hambugtota.

    OTC- Chuff Bluff Cuff- Hysterical Lying DownMeth Mouth, Crocuta crocuta, Terrorist OTC, Goo’ta KP Karuna

    You OTC steal and murder Sihala speaking tamils and tamil speaking tamil peoples

    (The spotted hyena’s scientific name Crocuta, was once widely thought to be derived from the Latin loanword crocutus, which translates as “saffron-coloured one”, in reference to the animal’s fur colour.)

    That is what you see the glorified Crocuta in Yellow on the flag not a Lion- you are born to Lie Crocuta- We like kaputta online for purchases of anything from appe lankawa.

    Offshot- Off the Nut/Chuff-

    Go sit on a box of Razor Blades|||

    `Goo`ta `Boo`ts, KP Karuna & OTC Terrorista Hermaphrodite-HYENA Clan,

    OTC kikile giggle “hee-hee-hee” sounds usually a fleeing posture.- tail betwwen legs and that little thinge of the hemophidrite.

    “Ooo””Ooo””Ooo” eek eek eek ●~*bang ●~*bang ●~* Bang

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