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Offline Wonky Badger

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Arsonists Strike Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Turku, Finland
« on: September 12, 2010, 10:43:23 pm »
I really don't know why this is happening. Buddhism doesn't have a bad reputation in Finland as far as I know. This temple would be the first building in Finland built to solely be a Buddhist temple. It's funded completely by donations from the community, so it must be very disheartening to see all their efforts literally go up in smoke.

http://yle.fi/uutiset/news/2010/09/arsonists_strike_vietnamese_buddhist_temple_in_turku_1973474.html
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Re: Arsonists Strike Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Turku, Finland
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 11:08:01 pm »
There was a similar case in the US Mid-western state of Iowa over the summer --

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,9381,0,0,1,0


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Re: Arsonists Strike Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Turku, Finland
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 09:07:49 am »
I am guessing they will do what Buddhists do best: rebuild the center, recycling any materials that were not destroyed in the fire, and offer forgiveness and metta to the perpetrator.

May they be well.

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Re: Arsonists Strike Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Turku, Finland
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 01:18:57 am »
I am guessing they will do what Buddhists do best: rebuild the center, recycling any materials that were not destroyed in the fire, and offer forgiveness and metta to the perpetrator.

May they be well.
Yes, I guess that is what they will do. But it has taken five years for them to get the construction this far. The fire might have set them back tens of thousands of euros (hopefully there is some kind of insurance that covers vandalism). Apparently they have gotten a lot of support on the net after the news, so hopefully the publicity will help them to get funds to complete the construction.
My actions are my only true belongings.
I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.
My actions are the ground on which I stand.
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What would Buddha do?

 


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