Known as pacifists, Buddhists violent acts against the Rohingya minority are contradicting their teachings. So, we were wondering, can Buddhism be violent?
Why are Buddhist monks attacking Muslims?
“Of all the moral precepts instilled in Buddhist monks the promise not to kill comes first, and the principle of non-violence is arguably more central to Buddhism than any other major religion.”
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“To live is to act, and our actions can have either harmful or beneficial consequences for oneself and others.”
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“Non-violence is at the heart of Buddhist thinking and behaviour. ”
“Aum Shinrikyo, which is also known as Aum and Aleph, is a Japanese cult that combines tenets from Buddhism, Hinduism, and is obsessed with the apocalypse. ”
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