Saturday, September 29, 2007

Yesterday, in Burma

The only useful news source on Burma still standing, Ko Htike's weblog, published these smuggled photographs of demonstrations in Burma yesterday.

It is important to keep things like this in perspective. When we hear that Buddhist monasteries are being raided, Buddhist monks are being carted off, and the military is in the streets, we naturally become concerned. However, things of a similar nature are also happening all over the world to countless thousands of others who are not Buddhist. This is Samsara, is it not?

Nevertheless, Burm
a is one of Communist China's "Buddhist targets" that I have written of in previous posts, so perhaps we are justified in watching very carefully to see what Beijing's architects of destruction might have in store for the next Southeast Asian Buddhist target: the Kingdom of Thailand. While we watch, let us not forget the following:

"At this very moment for the people and the nations of the earth may not even the words - disease, famine, war and suffering be heard; but rather may their moral conduct, merit, wealth and prosperity increase and may supreme good fortune and well being always arise for them."

H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche

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