Bloody Sunday

We have learned with great sadness and astonishment of the brutal terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka earlier today. The number of victims are exceeding that of many other attacks.

We want to express our sincere and deep condolences with the victims and those close to them.

We reject any kind of violence as a means to further one’s ends and we believe that any person should be able to express his or her personal believes freely and without fear.

3 thoughts on “Bloody Sunday”

  1. The perpetrators haven’t been identified yet as far as I know, but if it was Buddhist extremists, then I wonder how they can reconcile these despicable acts with the their “Noble Eightfold Path” – a code of conduct that embraces a commitment to harmony and self-restraint with the principal motivation being nonviolence.

    1. There are rumors, spread by the Sri Lankan government, that an unknown Islamic group had threatened to bomb several churches a couple of days ago.

      Anyway, killing people is absolutely against the principles of Buddhism and if the perpetrators indeed claim to be Buddhists, then they have to show where in the Tripitaka (the main scripture of Theravada Buddhism) the Buddha has said it’s okay to kill innocent people. I know of no such sutta…

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