A friend from Myanmar text me concerning the situation of our neighboring country, Myanmar especially Rohingya.
Myanmar is a country with Buddhism serve as their main guidance in living out their life. Learning about Buddhism definitely tells me that this place should be a peaceful nation. Throughout my journey, i meet many Buddhist including monk and the temple's people. They live in modesty, humble and ready to serve at any time. Not many of them are naughty or doing mischief.
When my fried informed me that the chaosity is triggered by the Buddhist monk and their leader has been making hatred speech towards Muslim community, it leaves me in profound shock.
Muslim are killed easily, the women being raped and they live in fears. Fears that the Buddhist get irritated and they will be killed. life has become very cheap and those in power can always own them. They even planning to implement laws that prevent Muslim from having more than two child.
Buddhism, in line with Hinduism and Jainism live with the code of ethic namely Ahimsa. it literally means avoidance of violence and not to do harm. these three religion elaborate this code in many ways and some of them went to the extent of not even killing the animal for food, hence turning them into a vegetarian.
However, the core of agreement for the Ahimsa is not to do harm and to live in harmony and with love. I have seen this action portrayed by many Buddhist and it impress me as it is also an Islamic teaching. we definitely have something in common here.
I am wondering whether the monks who runs Myanmar are the true one or fake. I believe that all the good hearted Buddhist who view my post including my friend in social media will agree with me that what happen in Myanmar does not reflect the true teaching of Siddharta Gautama Buddha. This is deviant of beautiful teaching by the teachers.I urge that all of us will hold our hand fast and uphold the code of ahimsa and return peace at the highest place. Stop killing Muslim in Myanmar and live in harmony.