20 February, 2020

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The Muslim In Me

By Malinda Seneviratne

Malinda Seneviratne

One of the greatest lessons that Buddhism has taught me is that the idea or concept of ‘self’ is untenable. Paṭikkūlamanasikāra or “reflections on repulsiveness”, where body parts are contemplated in a variety of ways teaches us not just about impermanence but makes us question ‘I’. It helps diminish ego. Similarly if one contemplated sensations and thoughts deep enough immediately one begins to understand that ‘I’ is made of innumerable ‘externalities’. This too makes a composite, name-related ‘self’ a meaningless proposition.

A simple illustration might help. A human body is made mostly of water. Where was this water 2 weeks ago and where will it be 2 weeks from now? Could it not have been in the body of an ‘enemy’ and might it not be in the body of the animal whose limb we are about to devour with relish? Indeed, that water that was part of the dead chicken whose wings, spiced and sauced, that we suck on greedily, could very well have been part of one’s own mother or child.

Take ‘thought’. We say ‘I think’ as though an idea was birthed by ourselves and no one else contributed to the birthing. The truth is that our thoughts are a blend of thoughts that came our way from innumerable sources: the books we read, the people we’ve encountered, the music we hear and everything that has grazed or lacerated our senses. ‘I’ is a composite of all these encounters in their multiplicity of form and source.

There are four books that my father recommended that I read at a very young age. One was ‘Bobby Fischer teaches chess’ which made me fall in love with the game. The second was ‘Mother’, by Maxim Gorky, which was to me an introduction to Socialism. The third was Gorky’s ‘Literary Portraits,’ which created a thirst for Russian literature. The fourth was a collection of poems by Jalal ad-Din Rumi, which introduced me to the Sufi Mystics, Sufi poetry and Sufism.

Rumi made me look for other Sufi poets. I frequently return to my precious volumes of Rumi and Hafiz of Shiraz. I have collected books containing the poetry of other ‘Muslim’ poets such as Ghalib and Iqbal. I’ve enjoyed the ghazals of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. I return to them as frequently as I revisit the Buddha Dhamma. They are part of me.

There are conversations I’ve had with amazing human beings who adhere to the tenets of Islam. The Chief Subeditor of the Sunday Island, Mansur, a Marxist (and atheist) who returned to the Quran and became a devout Muslim is one of the most learned people I’ve met in my journalistic journey so far. Mr. Ilias, who taught Logic at Royal College and doubled up as Scout Master, is someone I still have interesting conversations with when I run into him near Ladies’ College. He taught me Tamil at school and took pains to teach us Grade Niners lines from the Thirukkural. This is why, twenty years later I sought him out and persuaded him to teach me Tamil, an exercise which unfortunately didn’t go beyond half a dozen classes.

Most importantly, I firmly believe that if the ‘I’ that is ‘me’ is made of anything it is made of free education. Who gave me free education? Who paid for free consultancy in state-run hospitals? Sinhalese? Buddhists? Yes, but not just them. There were Tamils and Muslims, Christians and Hindus, men and women from all parts of the country, of all faiths, all castes, all political persuasions who directly or indirectly paid for my education. Some observe sil, some pray to Allah, some make the mark of the cross, some pray to Vishnu or Shiva. Some are found in kovils, some in churches, some in mosques. Some wear short skirts, some wear the hijab.

I am a Sinhalese. A Buddhist by conviction. But this ‘I’ is also made of water-parts and thought-parts that have sojourned in non-Buddhist corporality. More than this, men and women of all communities have made me who I am in ways that I cannot count to a finish. If I raise my hand against a community or a faith that would not only be inconsistent with the truths I subscribe to and defend, but it would be a self-slap. If I do not defend someone who is attacked on account of his/her faith, I would be abandoning a blood-brother and a blood-sister. I cannot recognize myself if I don’t see ‘me’ in someone who subscribes to a different system of belief, speak a different language or has different preferences in clothing.

Buddhism teaches me to do my best to treat things with equanimity, to appreciate the transient nature of things, to exercise compassion and err on the side of reason (over emotion). The Buddha gave me the Kalama Sutra (The Buddhist Charter on Free Thinking). All of this has opened me to other faith-worlds, people of different persuasions.
I am a Buddhist in whose mind, heart and body there resides Muslims. I cannot evict them and have no reason to do so either. I am richer for their residency.

Just saying…

*Malinda Seneviratne is the Chief Editor of ‘The Nation’ and his articles can be found at www.malindawords.blogspot.com

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    This unmentionable says,
    “I am a Buddhist in whose mind, heart and body there resides Muslims. I cannot evict them and have no reason to do so either. I am richer for their residency,” while avidly supporting and being, literally, paid by the Rajapaksas to do their bidding at the newspaper of which he is “Chief Editor.”
    Is there greater hypocrisy than this?
    P.S.
    Like that other great apologist for this rotten regime, Dayan Jayatilleke, his usual fall-back position is: “my father said…..”
    Are these people truly without shame?

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      I think Malinda is a nice guy. intellectual and cosmopolitan at heart. As this piece reveals, if true.

      However, Malinda is in a bit of a pickle right now.

      He cannot really take the “BBS” bull by the horns. “Balu Sena” has a powerful “Goatfather”. Therefore, Malinda is practicing a self-imposed censorship. Despite the terrible discomfort.

      I don’t think Malinda fancies life as an exiled journalist. Not just yet.

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        Ben
        WE like his self confession.
        As An intellectual, he must give the socity more than this.

        “I am a Buddhist in whose mind, heart and body there resides Muslims. I cannot evict them and have no reason to do so either. I am richer for their residency.”

        But IF YOU ARE SO INCLINED TO THAT FAITH,
        better meet an Imam, and get SUNNATH.

        then , go to mecca, we will call you,
        Al HAJ MALINDA.

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      Aney hapoi umbata mokada wela thiyenne? Why Rajapakshe’s were involved in this? There were suggestions that UNP was was behind these unrests to unsettle the government and get the sympathy vote of Muslims. In that case this writer could be UNP supporter. Can you grasp my point dude?

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      You are jealous of him. Sorry.

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    For a person who doesn’t believe in “I”, there seemed to be too many “I”s! What a self centred load of homilies!

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      Indeed Sulaiman is right about the “I”s.If MS believes that the “concept iof self is untenable” he shoud re-read his own piece.He will find that it is reeking with self–a pretentious and self-deceiving one at that.

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    Malinda,
    The human and all other bodies and in fact of all living beings on this planet are the product of conversion of energy being radiated from the sun.
    The sun is the lifegiver on this planet.
    This is why early man worshipped the sun.
    Learn some science.
    There is no proof of the ‘theory’ of rebirth.
    Read books by Richard Dawkins,Stephen Hawking & others.

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    “I am Malinda, I am a Hypocrite, I am a Dodo bird, I am a Dinosaur, I am an Ostrich , I am a Communalist, I am a Chinese, Russian and Iranian, I am a Sub-Saharan African and a Berber. I am a Buddhist, I am a Hindu, a follower of Islam, Mahinda Chinthanaya, Christianity, Sai Baba, Bodu Bala Sena, Rev. Jim Jones and Rajneesh. But above all, today and always I will be, proudly a sycophantic bought and paid for journalist of Sri RajaPakistan.”

    (With apologies to Kumar Sangakkara). :D

    https://www.facebook.com/SangaLk/info

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      Also a humongus a…se hole spouting Bull crap!

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      Ha ha ha… a good one Presi, a good one!!! If Malinda Seneviratne still had a conscience this would have hit him in the gut.

      But this is a guy who doesn’t even give a damn about human life (those of the Tamil kind that is) let alone emotional pain. He has sold his heart and soul to the Devilpakshas for a comfortable living in this lifetime. Let’s hope he is enjoying what he got in return for his manhood.

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    Seems Mr.Milinda need to read and revisit Kalama sutta and understand the essence of it.

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    Malinda Seneviratne, I get what you are saying. It is wonderful for you to experience what sufism is about, it is a very spiritual faction, and Rumi indeed a great poet, who contributed so much of beauty and peace for those around him, and for those who now admire him. You are better off speaking to so may scholars and learning more about the various religions, and experience the core teaching of them all. It makes a human being more understanding, and tolerant of all religion when he has extensively experienced them all. Respecting all religions, and feeling what they all feel is a unique experience. I firmly believe that there is good in all religions, and that there is an element of violence in them too, which intelligent people should realize that the violence stems from the time the Holy books were written – one of wars and strife, and should not be used as an excuse to harm others. To go against the good doctrines of any religion is a big sin. No religion is superior to others. Thank you for your interesting perspective.

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    Damage control from a man who sold his soul!

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    Malinda

    Didn’t I tell you?
    They will accuse you of all the wrongdoings,
    they will call you ugly names,
    they will make you forget
    it is me, who is the source of your happiness.

    Rumi

    [Hush Don’t Say Anything to God : Passionate Poems of Rumi – 1999
    as translated by Shahram Shiva]

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    All well and good, but have you condemned the BBS and other violent safron-clad thugs for their spewing of hateful lies and inciting, as well as perpetrating violence? And have you condemned the GOSL for their Nelsonian view and inaction?? Shouldn’t your editorials focus on the disintegration of Sri Lanka’s cultural and religious diversity caused by your ‘heroes’??? Put your money where your mouth is, or those claims of your blatant hypocrisy will surely be cast in stone.

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    Thank you, Malinda. Excellent piece.

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    well said the truth im a muslim there r some buddhists in me also who gave food,money,to my livings still i have relation with them beyond religions we are humans lets keep religion ourself not towards other believers

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    First of all, why this Sinhala-Buddhist Malinda is not talking about Dalai Lama and Lamaism instead of Jalal ad-Din Rumi and Sufism. The Sri Lankan Buddhists are against the concepts of Dalai Lama and Lamaism, they consider it as Anti-Buddhist. Similarly, the Muslims consider the concepts of Jalal ad-Din Rumi and Sufism as Anti-Islam.

    Secondly, just because a person enjoys the love poems of Jalal ad-Din Rumi (Sufi poetry), the poems of Ghalib and Iqbal, ghazals of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, and the Sufi Mystics does not make someone a Muslim.

    Mohideen Baig, a Muslim from Tamil Nadu who settled in Sri Lanka has sung a lot of Buddhist songs that even the Muslims enjoy. That does not mean that a Buddhist resides within Mohideen Baig or the Muslims who enjoy his songs.

    Everybody knows that Malinda a Sinhala-Buddhist racist. Is he trying to show that he has become a new Malinda who loves the Muslims? If he really have at least some Muslim within him as he proclaims, why don’t he write something against the Budu Bala Sena that is not only waging a war against the Muslims but also tarnishing the image of the true Buddhists.

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      Oh the piranha again…. Lame Senguttuvan with his arse-throbbing anecdotes.

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      Ha Ha Ha, such profound wisdom! :)

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      Nabil, “The Sri Lankan Buddhists are against the concepts of Dalai Lama and Lamaism, they consider it as Anti-Buddhist.”
      That is not the case, because you are not looking at the whole picture, which is all about regional politics. The Sri Lankan Government is declaring the Dalai Lama as Anti-Buddhist because they are afraid of antagonising their new friend, China. As you probably know China invaded and occupied Tibet, because they felt threatened by Tibet’s friendship with India.
      When one peels off the outer wrappings of ceremonies and rituals, from all these ‘Isms’ and ‘Yanas’, one really gets to the Heart of ‘What the Buddha taught’. One has to investigate the Buddha’s Dhamma with an open Mind and Heart, as he asked us to do in the Kalama Sutta. It is only then, that The Teaching will be truly Understood and Practised.

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      “Similarly, the Muslims consider the concepts of Jalal ad-Din Rumi and Sufism as Anti-Islam.”

      I do not see how you can make such a broad statement for all Muslims. I certainly have not charged you with speaking for me.

      And as to who is or who is not a Muslim, let me know when you have a direct line to God to make such an assessment.

      I will meet my Maker on the Day on my own terms, not one other can speak for me. I and I alone am responsible for my actions, inactions, commissions and ommisions.

      Just as the BBS cannot speak for all Buddhists – no individual can speak for all of Islam.

      The Way of the Heart has roots that predate Islam, if it is not your way, so be it. But you show similitude with your BBS brethren when seek to condemn that which you do not comprehend.

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      Nabil as usual you are trying to show that know things that you don’t have a clue. That’s fine when you talk to fools but not all are fools. Your comment about “Sri Lankan Buddhists are against the concept of Dalai Lama” are utter rubbish coming out of you. Unlike Islam which has 78 sects and killing each other in the name Allah, we Buddhists don’t have that except two sects due geographical reasons. Nabil how many Muslim sects can go to Mecca Islam’s Holy place without been killed? That is Islam and Buddhists don’t kill Buddhists for their different Nikayas. So when you write be careful in the future, do your research, OK?

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    I understand the wrath towards the writer of many commentators on this forum, in that they know the history, affiliations and background of the man.

    It is a pity that the writer of any article that is submitted for enlighening the public, is descended on, pounced on and mauled, very much in the manner of the very “evil” elements they seem to denounce.

    I suppose this is the nature of man and he is inclined more to see and do what is negative rather than positive. Hence the huge popularity of news that convey devastation and mayhem, I suppose.

    I for one like to gain some insight into what the writer tries to portray. I tend to critically view what is being conveyed, rather than the personality involved. This is regularly reminded to us in proper debates.

    By the way, let me repeat; I do not know the writer; I have no affiliation with a governing party; I am not working for an NGO (hence not paid as such)and I’m definitely not “going to the shop” for anyone!!

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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda:
      Don’t you EVER tire of you pseudo-intellectual mutterings? May I suggest that you spend the next little while reading “Mein Kampf” in an effort to glean from Herr Hitler something of value which you can apply to the current Sri Lankan situation? At least, the German had the b…s to lead rather than skulk in the Rajapaksa shadows as your Malinda continues to do!

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        Aney ban,

        What is wrong being in the Rajapakse shadows? Rajapakse is the leader of the country elected by the people.

        No commentator here is independant in thought (including myself).

        So don’t try to take fake moral high grounds.

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          [Edited out]
          Comment language is English – CT

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          Hela, [NEED YOU A bundle of Thanakola]

          “Rajapakse is the leader of the country elected by the people.”
          ARE YOU SURE???????????????.
          My A xxe.

          “Elected by”,
          DEAD people Or Born to be people????????.

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    Dear Budhist friends,

    Budhda was really a Noble man.. but if a great good moral noble man tellS to beg for food ?…. NOOOOOOOO..

    WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW……

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPPPBQEy2SA

    AND, a SRI LANKAN , BIKKU , has reverted to ISLAM ..why ??……..

    WATCH VIDEO BELOW..

    http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2010/1/53269_space.html

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      A buddhist priest cannot claim any worldly possessions. That is why he must ask others for his food etc.

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    Why not say, as perhaps your father generation would have said. “I have some good Muslim Friends “. So that absolves me from the rot of those whom I am with.

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      Generations farther Muslim friends would have said the biased state of Sivam Shaktimayam which will absolve the rotten one like an egg-putrid.

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    Maxim Gorky’s ‘Mother’ a must read.

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    The only Buddhist conviction I want to see is the criminal scum Buddhist monks (and their equally deranged rabble of followers) of the Boru Ballo Sakiliya (BBS) being sent to jail.

    Perhaps Malinda can start a campaign using his powerful position as the editor of a national newspaper to ensure justice will be done regardless of a criminal cloaking himself in Buddhist garb?

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      Mango, before you do that go to [Edited out] they have built the Mosque over the public road nd paddy fields where Sinhala people living on the other side for over many hundreds of years have to walk under the feet of Muslims in the Mosque. The law of the country is that you cannot built anything over a public road or you can’t fill a paddy field to built anything. I believe this is built in the name of Allah and strangely Allah is not punishing wrong doers. Mango how would Muslims feel if a Buddhist Temple was built over a pubic road and all the Muslims have to walk under it? Mango do you get my drift and why I think you are rotten? Mango you have become a rotten mango as when not enough fertiliser given. So get some non halal meals that might give you the energy to think clearly.

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        @ Rohana,

        Can you explain how the ‘Law of the Country’ allows these disgusting Borru Ballo Yakko ‘monks’ to attack Muslim-owned businesses with the Police idly standing by and then for these proven criminals to be allowed to walk free without being punished for their crimes, all of which was caught on CCTV footage?

        If Buddhists are so bothered by mosques being built on public lands (as you allege), and if any laws have been broken during the mosque building, let the devout Buddhists take action against the mosque owners in the courts. Instead these cowards form a mob, and with implicit permission from the government (i.e. Gota) attack Muslims and Muslim-owned businesses. Yeah, real heroes, no?

        Sinhala Buddhists are the biggest lying hypocrites on the Island. Assuming 70% of the population is Buddhist, this means there are 14 million people who should not be eating any meat, fish or drinking any booze. So, who’s responsible for the consumption of beef, pork, chicken, beer, arrack etc? Is it Sri Lankan Christians and Muslims? No, it’s Sri Lanka’s supposedly Buddhist population, including its devoutly Buddhist monks.

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    Our intention is more powerful and effective when it serves a larger purpose. Intention works better when it takes into account the relationships that surround it. Our intention is more likely to manifest when it harmonizes with the collective intent of the people around us. We should have an intent that benefits at least one person other than ourself. When two shall agree, it shall be done. When people are truly in tune with each other, they experience synchronicity in their relationship.

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    Among responses to any article appearing in CT there always anti- government comments. Some criticize those who responded. Responses always include hatred against Rajapakses. Malinda tried to explain “I” in him by quoting people and writings and also from teachings of Buddhism. End result? He is criticized as a paid journalist and for not expressing his views on BBS and Rajapakses.

    CT has provided space for everybody who enjoys freedom of expression even from extreme view points and in some instances in foul language. I like the article but sad to read some comments.

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      Go and read the comments on Lankaweb

      You will be ashamed as a Sri Lankan, or as a Buddhist. Is that what tehy teach at Dharma School?

      Pure racism in the 21st century.

      It is all BBS or Budu Balu Sena, racists.

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    Malinda,

    Wonder if you reflect on what people who read the news on Sri Lanka think about Buddhism ? has not the happening disgraced the teaching of the Buddha beyond belief ? The crimes of the Buddhist are now televised and globally distributed for the world to see and be repulsed by it. As a non-Buddhist I am saddens by the perversion of this great religion – in the hand of our countrymen.

    I am a Buddhist – wont help. As you say “If I raise my hand against a community or a faith that would not only be inconsistent with the truths I subscribe to and defend, but it would be a self-slap “.

    Perhaps its time for you to deliver a thundering ” self-slap ” . It will wake you up and make you realize the morosity that world sees in us.

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      Sivam,

      Yes, anti Buddhist propaganda being circulated to cover anti Buddhist violence perpetrated elsewhere.

      Defending Buddhism is one thing. Perpetrating crimes in the name of Buddhism is something else.

      The best way of defending Buddhism is turning into it’s core values & build a mass base following the core values. Because Buddhism is equally under threat from within (i.e. from it’s professed followers). The challenge to BBS is can they?

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        Hela

        “Defending Buddhism is one thing. Perpetrating crimes in the name of Buddhism is something else.”

        If anything to go by past history defending Buddhism and perpetrating crimes in the name of Buddhism are one and the same for Sinhala/Buddhists.

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    Giving all due credit to most of the comments, I couldn’t recognize how BBS differs from some of the people by rading their hatred comments. How could they expect due respect from others when they even don’t know how to give due respect to a piece of writing let alone the person. I accept the fact that BBS is utterly a bullshit. But, why somebody should rotten a good piece by these type of things. These are the things we should develop in our life and what we could see in the western cultures.

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    Excellent piece of shit! hypocrite, don’t you have a bit of self consciousness? you are an idiot who just want to show that you know everything that’s it. don’t try to fool people.your kind of people are the most dangerous compared to whom you serve for.

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    Manoj,

    No issues with BBS. Morons are equally distributed in all communities and religious factions.

    It is the silence of the state and the support of the police that is worrying. Is it not very 83 ish ?.

    More worrying is the lack of condemnation. Even more worrying is the intellectualization.

    Get down from the trees please. Don’t tell us about the books you have read. That wont help.

    Tell if you can, to the morons of your species – don’t burn this country again.

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      Sivam,
      I see your point.There are different ways that the people communicate their ideas to the others. We shouldn’t criticize his way of expression. This could be better than what you propose or the other way. Who knows? lets try different ways.

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    “He cannot really take the “BBS” bull by the horns. “Balu Sena” has a powerful “Goatfather”. Therefore, Malinda is practicing a self-imposed censorship. Despite the terrible discomfort.”

    BBS stands for Budu Bala Sena?
    Their actions and sponsor ships has noting to do with Budu.
    Budu should be replaced by Mara

    Therefore Mara Bala Sena, MBS is more appropriate.
    They are the Dogs of the regime. Therefore Bala should b replaced by Balu

    Therefore, BBS = Mara Balu Sena= MBS

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      Amerasiri, feel sorry for you, as you are talking rubbish with an anger, therefore cool down and read what you have written and then you feel ashamed of yourself. I pity you. You are like a MAD DOG BARKING AT THE MOON. Peace be upon you Allah.

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    What Al Qaeda did to the Muslims, is being done by Budu Balu Sena (Mara Balu Sena) to Sinhala Buddhists in the name of “their” religion, which has nothing to do with their original teachings. Even original myths are further corrupted.

    Everybody, except the Africans, conveniently want to forget the truth that humans spread out of Eastern Africa some 70,000 years ago and they diverged from Gorillas and Chimpanzees some 3.5 million years ago. Fast forwarding to Lanka, the taking over of the land of Lanka from the native Yakkas, Nagas and Veddahs, the demonizing of their races and their beliefs by the racist Monk Mahanama of Mahawamsa Fame-Notoriety, in favor of the Prakrit invaders from Orissa-Bengal and the imported Buddhist religion from Kalinga, is still the core basis of the Sri Lanka Conflict, Sinhala Ethno-nationalism, which SlFP then an dnow under Rajapaksa exploit, with BBS. Fortunately, the island of Bali escaped this calamity, and still remains 95% Hindu. It is Sri Lanka’s curse that Buddhism was introduced and Mahanama Monk was part of it. If not, Sri Lanka could have remained 95% Hindu and peaceful like Bali.

    Hindus can get to Nirvana and Rebirth anyway, and Lord Buddha was born a Hindu after all to Hindu parents,

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      What Muslims are doing to Buddhists and Hindus in Bangladesh even today, what Muslims are doing to their own in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria and over five thousand Buddhist monks killed in India by Muslims and the list goes on of Killer Islamists atrocities since Muhamad killed many hundreds during his lifetime before he was poisoned by his own woman. you are an idiot Amere or who ever you are, because your example of Bali is wrong. It was a major Buddhist country and even today there are many Buddhists there. I know it because I go there. So don’t show to the world of your foolishness. Got the drift Amere? Our kings should not have helped the Muslims and then this problem would not be here today. Ungrateful Muslims Amere.

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    We are now at a crossing point.

    Those who can read English are able to see and understand what we realy are – collectively. The mono-lingual morons have no problem with this. Because they live and love their monolingual mono -cultural world full of paranoia and traditional hatred towards others. They are in power, and there is no shortage of English speaking supports and justifiers of their actions.

    The problem really is for the English educated lot and expats who are able to see what the world sees in us. Despite their mastery of the English language, the coats and suits don by these folks and – the morosoity of their thinking comes through clearly. The internet now makes it possible to express moronic views for the world to see and understand our depressed state. So best for us to get back into the mono lingual moronic mode and convince our self that we can protect it from the world that now sees the danger – that we are a danger to ourselves – which we of course need to counter in the English language.

    The British tired but failed to civilize us, and half a century latter there is no evidence that we can do it our-selves.

    So we now have to turn to our Arab friends for support, specially the once that are dumb enough to know that the shops that we are happy to burn are of the much hated Muslims.

    No amount of writing in English will convince any one that all the books that we a have read and all the education wasted on us has had any effect in civilizing us to a point where are can recognize simple criminalites of the varies the species inhabiting this island.

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      “The British tired but failed to civilize us, and half a century latter there is no evidence that we can do it our-selves.”

      Sure the British tried to civilize us: “‘All men above 18 should be killed. All houses pulled down and burnt. All trees bearing fruits of use to human being, felled. All grain should either be destroyed or confiscated. Irrigation tanks and canals should be breached. All cattle belonging to the people which were in excess of the requirements of the Army should forthwith be destroyed.’”

      Maybe the problem is the BBS types and indeed successive patriotic governments have learnt their lessons all too well.

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      Senguttuvan, it’s again your new venture to quote ideas from the internet. Apart from Grammer, correct your spelling and subsequently check their meaning fits the sentences before writing: MOROSE, LATTER, CRIMINALITES.

      Although your ideas vie for attention, the construction of the thesis and the construed thoughts does not match to give your emotions the ideal gist of a fair scholar.

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    You can take the BBS Agenda out of Malinda, but you can never take Malinda out of the BBS Agenda!

    Malinda, you are such a cunning hypocrite, and no amount of dishonest, oily patronising of the Muslims/Tamils will convince them that you are not a rabid racist.

    You don’t fool anyone.

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    Please be good enough to correct my previous post

    corrections :

    are dumb enough to know > are dumb enough not to know

    varies > various

    Thanks

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      Vir Solum, are we dumb enough to read this?

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    i am in love with you.’…..

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