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Title: 1st july 2013 " Time Magazine" cover (be careful )
Post by: daimond on June 26, 2013, 03:37:00 am
(http://img.timeinc.net/time/images/covers/asia/2013/20130701_400.jpg)

This Bhikkhu Wirathu from Myanmar, Author Hannah Beech, photo credit Adam Dean / Panos for TIME

This time magazine would be in europe, middle east, africa, asia, and south pasicif (but not in usa).



There a debate and bycout for time magazine.

Whatever to be careful, we Buddhist must not tried inciete hatered.

At least read the article, if you did not like the article there peoper chanel to speak you concerns.

So Be  Wise.


http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2146000,00.html?pcd=pw-edit (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2146000,00.html?pcd=pw-edit)

you could not read full the article if you not subcribe.

There already uproar to killing Buddha people in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Title: Re: 1st july 2013 " Time Magazine" cover (be careful )
Post by: former monk john on June 26, 2013, 03:56:40 am
He's been responsible for a lot less deaths than Presidents Obama or Bush, maybe they should have a similar cover for them!!
Title: send letter to editor of time magazine
Post by: daimond on June 26, 2013, 04:13:54 am
well, i see this as to redirect intention for prism, so becareful and pay atention with your neighbor.

we could be target hate and violance act by unknown people, temporary more wise not wear buddhist atribut so we would not became target of hate and violance.

I already send letter to time magazine about his cover magazine would make my saftey in dangerous in indonesia because this cover would make me target by violance groups in indonesia

http://www.time.com/time/letters/email_letter.html (http://www.time.com/time/letters/email_letter.html)

more letter send to editor time magazine would be more better result.
Title: Be prepare Buddhist comunity
Post by: daimond on June 26, 2013, 07:14:18 am
Well, I read already the article by Hannah Beech, it's not only speak about Bhikku wirathu from mynmar also mynmar/ burma people, also speak fly and go about srilanka Buddhist situation and continue about what happened in south Thailand buddhist people and monk.

Be prepare Budhist comunity it's quite dark written in very careful and give a bit light in the ends.

Prepare for the worst reaction oke



Title: Re: 1st july 2013 " Time Magazine" cover (be careful )
Post by: songhill on June 26, 2013, 11:39:44 am
Islam is no cuddly baby bunny. Bhikkhu Wirathu is not running weapons or encouraging monks to make IEDs. But he is certainly fanning the flames of anti-Islamic sentiment among Buddhists. However, Buddhists need to keep in mind that Bhikkhu Wirathu's portrayal of Islam is not without merit.

It's a fact that Islam is a very young religion; moreover it is a very militant and close minded religion, as it believes that there is only one God and one religion and all the others are false. There is no room for toleration in Islam. Any Buddhist showing toleration and respect to Islam only shows weakness to a Muslim. One of the pivotal causes of Buddhism's decline in India was due, in part, to the Muslim invasion of India which attacked large Buddhist monasteries and universities. Probably the single biggest holocaust in the world's history occurred in India in which million of Indians were killed many of whom were Buddhists. In 1399, Teimur Lang slaughtered 100.000 Indians in a single day! He went so far as to say: "Although I was desirous of saving them, I could not succeed, for it was the will of Allah that this calamity should befall their city."
Title: Re: 1st july 2013 " Time Magazine" cover (be careful )
Post by: J. McKenna on June 26, 2013, 04:07:28 pm
isms have been killing   torturing   and oppressing others in the name of their  faith  for centuries

as long as such organizations survive and flourish    it shall continue
Title: 1 july 2013 time magazine cover in USA
Post by: daimond on June 26, 2013, 06:45:16 pm
http://img.timeinc.net/time/magazine/archive/covers/2013/1101130701_400.jpg (http://img.timeinc.net/time/magazine/archive/covers/2013/1101130701_400.jpg)

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/magazine/archive/covers/2013/1101130701_400.jpg)

this cover in the same edition but in usa, compare the bhikku wirathu cover for all the world.

I think this kind evidence been found so suprices if the cover in bhikku virathu are not okay for usa teritory so we the rest of the world would okay accepted it, i call this certainly racist.
Title: Re: 1st july 2013 " Time Magazine" cover (be careful )
Post by: Lobster on June 26, 2013, 07:00:45 pm
It's a fact that Islam is a very young religion;

Islam has its roots in older religions as does Buddhism. Killing influences and defence manipulation are always presented.
Right speech entails repeating mistakes?
Title: Re: 1st july 2013 " Time Magazine" cover (be careful )
Post by: dhammaseeker51 on June 27, 2013, 02:49:58 am
Time magazine, like others wants to sell as many copies as possible to make bigger profits. If they fan the flames of religious intolerance along the way it's no problem to them, they only see in terms of money.

with Metta
Title: Re: 1st july 2013 " Time Magazine" cover (be careful )
Post by: daimond on June 27, 2013, 04:50:48 am
Time magazine, like others wants to sell as many copies as possible to make bigger profits. If they fan the flames of religious intolerance along the way it's no problem to them, they only see in terms of money.

with Metta

if they truly want sell much why they not put bhikku wirathu cover to sell in usa teritory too?

what they do like this in thier home they of course follow usa law,  a swett student very obidence.

but out side the region they free from usa law juridiction, so they can stomp and do hammer of justice without concern with other law of many nations, this suddenly you find how a sweet studend and obidients become more sadistic dan drama queen.

I think this kind treatment to us who are not usa citizen certainly not fair.
Title: U WIRA THU : Open Letter to “Ms.Hannah Beech (TIME Magazine)”-ENGLISH
Post by: daimond on June 29, 2013, 02:36:51 am
Dear Sister Ms. Hannah Beech,
I nationalist Buddhist Monk U Wira
Thu is writing this letter to you.
When you came to us, we had
treated you and your photographer
with hospitability. You know we had
done our best to help you and your
photographer to get what you want.
We had helped you only with the
good volition that we want the
media and correspondents get the
true facts.
We helped you because we respect
western liberal media like Times and
we expected you wouldn’t make lies
to the people of the world. And we
did not think you wouldn’t break
ethic and responsibility of media.
Now I know that you are the worst
visitors we have ever had.
I could not see the hatred behind
your smiles. I could not see your
ruthlessness under your tender
actions.
I could not see your deceit under
your sweet words it is like blade
covered by honey.
I did not think that a gentle and
beautiful girl like you have the
ruthless heart of performing savages
attack on us to be heard all over the
world. I could not think that
because of my background may be as
you said I was a vagabond.
I had told you that those names
such as Shaved Head Nazi, Neo Nazi,
Burmese Bin Laden were given by
Muslims on Facebook. And then
liberal media like you dare use the
word like “The Buddhist Monk, The
Title “Burmese Binladen”
I believe (think) you admit your dirty
mind by deliberately using the word
“The Buddhist Monk” then followed
by the word “With the man in
burgundy robes.” You are not a lady
with high moral ground and you are
same as dirty minded as extremists
all over the world. Muslims are also
like you want me to strip of the
robe. They do not revere me as a
Monk and call me “the man in the
robe.”
My preaching is not burning with
hatred as you say. Only your writing
is full of hate speech.
We can forgive the
misunderstanding. We can forgive
wrong conclusion. But will you deny
that your hatred words targeted me
to tarnish my reputation.
Please recheck your words and the
words that I preached.
“Now is not the time for calm.”
“Now is the time to rise up to make
your blood boil.” These are your
words.
Now I show my words.
969 is for peace,
We should preserve these noble
reputations of Buddha, Dhamma and
Sangha.
For our National cause, our Culture
and our Faith,
We will avoid terror act.
Upholding three gems (Buddha,
Dhamma, Sangha)
We will perform with honesty,
diligence and determined attempts.
For our national cause,
We will carry out it warmly without
ignorance.”
These are my words. It is clear that
you made savage attack against me
by comparing my words and your
words.
I preach people not to react with
lawlessness, but you accused me of
terrorist. You tried to draw a picture
of me as a person who aggravate the
situation by hate speech and
fuelling to make offensive attack,
where I am preaching people to
perform with honesty, diligence and
determined attempts to preserve our
value. I preach people to carry out
national cause warmly without
ignorance, than you gave the world
bad impression of me who is trying
to boil the blood of people.
You dare do that.
With sustained loving-kindness,
Ven. Wira Thu

http://democracyforburma.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/u-wira-thu-open-letter-to-ms-hannah-beech-time-magazine-english/ (http://democracyforburma.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/u-wira-thu-open-letter-to-ms-hannah-beech-time-magazine-english/)
Title: Re: U WIRA THU : Open Letter to “Ms.Hannah Beech (TIME Magazine)”-ENGLISH
Post by: songhill on June 29, 2013, 04:03:11 pm
Dear Sister Ms. Hannah Beech,
I nationalist Buddhist Monk U Wira
Thu is writing this letter to you.
When you came to us, we had
treated you and your photographer
with hospitability. You know we had
done our best to help you and your
photographer to get what you want.
We had helped you only with the
good volition that we want the
media and correspondents get the
true facts.
We helped you because we respect
western liberal media like Times and
we expected you wouldn’t make lies
to the people of the world. And we
did not think you wouldn’t break
ethic and responsibility of media.
Now I know that you are the worst
visitors we have ever had.
I could not see the hatred behind
your smiles. I could not see your
ruthlessness under your tender
actions.
I could not see your deceit under
your sweet words it is like blade
covered by honey.
I did not think that a gentle and
beautiful girl like you have the
ruthless heart of performing savages
attack on us to be heard all over the
world. I could not think that
because of my background may be as
you said I was a vagabond.
I had told you that those names
such as Shaved Head Nazi, Neo Nazi,
Burmese Bin Laden were given by
Muslims on Facebook. And then
liberal media like you dare use the
word like “The Buddhist Monk, The
Title “Burmese Binladen”
I believe (think) you admit your dirty
mind by deliberately using the word
“The Buddhist Monk” then followed
by the word “With the man in
burgundy robes.” You are not a lady
with high moral ground and you are
same as dirty minded as extremists
all over the world. Muslims are also
like you want me to strip of the
robe. They do not revere me as a
Monk and call me “the man in the
robe.”
My preaching is not burning with
hatred as you say. Only your writing
is full of hate speech.
We can forgive the
misunderstanding. We can forgive
wrong conclusion. But will you deny
that your hatred words targeted me
to tarnish my reputation.
Please recheck your words and the
words that I preached.
“Now is not the time for calm.”
“Now is the time to rise up to make
your blood boil.” These are your
words.
Now I show my words.
969 is for peace,
We should preserve these noble
reputations of Buddha, Dhamma and
Sangha.
For our National cause, our Culture
and our Faith,
We will avoid terror act.
Upholding three gems (Buddha,
Dhamma, Sangha)
We will perform with honesty,
diligence and determined attempts.
For our national cause,
We will carry out it warmly without
ignorance.”
These are my words. It is clear that
you made savage attack against me
by comparing my words and your
words.
I preach people not to react with
lawlessness, but you accused me of
terrorist. You tried to draw a picture
of me as a person who aggravate the
situation by hate speech and
fuelling to make offensive attack,
where I am preaching people to
perform with honesty, diligence and
determined attempts to preserve our
value. I preach people to carry out
national cause warmly without
ignorance, than you gave the world
bad impression of me who is trying
to boil the blood of people.
You dare do that.
With sustained loving-kindness,
Ven. Wira Thu

[url]http://democracyforburma.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/u-wira-thu-open-letter-to-ms-hannah-beech-time-magazine-english/[/url] ([url]http://democracyforburma.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/u-wira-thu-open-letter-to-ms-hannah-beech-time-magazine-english/[/url])


It is time look into Hannah Beech. Is she a liar?
Title: Re: 1st july 2013 " Time Magazine" cover (be careful )
Post by: Galen on May 07, 2015, 08:28:26 am
Hi Daimond

Thank you for this engaging topic,
I read the full text at:

https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/full-text-of-the-banned-time-story-the-face-of-buddhist-terror/ (https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/full-text-of-the-banned-time-story-the-face-of-buddhist-terror/)

The actions of this leader and his followers are heinous and indefensible.

I don't believe that the misguided attempts to defend Buddhism with "Your religion is worse..." type messages is helpful in anyway, and only leads to more enmity between religious traditions.

I have long believed that religious institutions like any institutions, companies, governments, political parties etc. become entities themselves that become corrupt to maintain their own existence.

Noam Chomsky asserts that authority, unless justified, is inherently illegitimate, and that the burden of proof is on those in authority. If this burden can't be met, the authority in question should be dismantled. Authority for its own sake is inherently unjustified. An example given by Chomsky of a legitimate authority is that exerted by an adult to prevent a young child from wandering into traffic.

In the Documentary "The Corporation" The film's assessment is effected via the diagnostic criteria in the DSM-IV; Robert D. Hare, a University of British Columbia psychology professor and a consultant to the FBI, compares the profile of the contemporary profitable business corporation to that of a clinically diagnosed psychopath.

( I whole heartedly recommend watching the documentaries "The Corporation" and "Manufacturing Conscent")

IMHO religious institutions can just as easily become psychopathic, and as Noam Chomsky, asserts their authority is therefore illegitimate and should be dismantled.

IMHO religious leaders that direct people to harm others are equally psychopathic and should be deposed.

The Buddha taught:

Don't Believe Me because you see me as your teacher
Don't Believe Me because others do
Don't Believe anything you read in a book
Don't put your faith in reports, tradition, hearsay, or the authority of religious leaders or texts
Don't rely on mere logic, or inference, or appearances or speculation.
it is impossible to arrive at the truth by giving up your own authority and following others.
such a path will only lead to an opinion, either yours or someone else's.
Know for yourself that certain things are unwholesome and wrong, and when you do, give them up.
Know for yourself that certain things are wholesome and good, then accept them and follow them.
Until you know, with hold judgement and criticism.
     
I believe that the Buddhist's  following this leader would have been following their path if they had not given up their authority to a leader whose actions are obviously unwholesome and wrong.

Where I live in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. There is a yearly event in January that the Bahai community organizes.

It's called "Religion Day", and each year they gather speakers from various religious traditions to speak on a topic.

Even thought this area is populated almost totally by Christians, mainly Catholic. There are small communities of many faiths. We have had speakers from Christianity, Islam, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Bahai, Sikh, Native, Pagan and Wicca.
After each has spoken there is a time of mingling and discussion. ( with Cake!!)

Even though these representatives would have to be said to be representing a moderate faction of their religious groups , I still believe that this event helps to develop understanding, acceptance and appreciation  between these faiths. 
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