The simple fact is that the +Dalai Lama
is a life lesson for world peace and harmony amongst all, and against violence against all. ALL.
It is sad that this threat has been hijacked by politics. It is even sadder to realize that all those involved are moved by good intentions; saving innocents from murder.
But, by focusing the debate on the latest atrocities, we miss the deeper danger. We forget that violence is an easy tool for political gain. It allows politicians to go after the “lowest political denominator”, and use human emotions to rule over us.
We humans like to "categorize", so power-seeking people use that to their advantage. They identify "classes" of people, and persecute them, paint them as an enemy.. Al this helps them consolidate their own power over the gullible groups that they want to rule.
This is the dynamic at play in Burma. As +Emir Öznur Özbakir
some “leaders” of one group, the Rakhine, are attacking another group, the Rohingya. They even claim, as +Mir Amir Fayaz
points out, that "Muslims do not belong in Burma". The fact is, all of us humans belong everywhere, but that would be politically useless.
So, in the case of Burma, the conflict is amplified because we have now a power-shift. So powerful interests attack those of their own citizen who are a bit "different", in this case, those whose traditions are Islamic. Such mass murders are sordid political tools,
Those who do those things use the labels that suit them. They call themselves “Buddhists” in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, or “Sunnis” in Syria, or “Jews” in Israel… Whatever “works” for them. They are not “Buddhists Terrorists”, +Salim Baidoun
, they are murderers who label themselves Buddhists. Lebanon should have taught us this subtlety.
And no, +Amir Hossein Rezvani
, it is not the Dalai Lama who’s doing those killings. So, why damn him, +Amin Rasouli
? And why you ask God to damn him, +Maryam Hedayati
? Isn’t God “Al Rahman Al Rahim”?
Those murderers are not his followers, +Rizwan Khan
and only claim to be Buddhists. They would be out of a job if we had world peace and harmony amongst all…
Still, it is sad to see all those comments blaming the Dalai Lama for those crimes. It is even sadder to realize they are playing into those hands. Peace mongers have enough enemies, as +Raj Medhekar
suggests. But herein lies the paradox of his mission; the +Dalai Lama
would be hard pressed to “block them”, since his mission is to be open to all, whether they are politically motivated or not.
In the Middle East, this was used by politicians time and again. This played out in Palestine. Then in Lebanon. Then in Iraq. Now, in the latest edition, in Syria, the fighting powers are attacking “groups”. People were targeted only for being “Sunnis”. Later, “Alawites” and “Christians” are targeted. And the cycle goes on as we feed onto each other.
It is not retaliation. It is MANIPULATION.
And we're merrily rolling this wheel of blood around. When they come for me, I would be just another spoke in that sordid wheel.
To paraphrase, +Jahangir Ganaie
, may God save ALL of us around the world from such atrocities,
Allah ynajjima men el hokama2 wel hokkam ...Ameen