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Why Buddha let Tibetan monks be persecuted like this?

I don’t understand the Tibetans recite all kinds of sacred Sutras like Sutra of Golden Light and Sanghata Sutra which are supposed to be so powerful and have Buddhas strike down enemies, so why they so many Tibetan monks being imprisoned and killed and pushed from their land???

How are the rest of us suppsoed to have faith in the Sutras after seeing this?
I can’t imagine the Tibetan monks have lost their way and aren’t chanting, I think the y sincerely chant a lot.

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stop blaming the Buddha. If you look at Buddhism in the world, where the proper dharma exists, the proper dharma prevails. Over history, Tibetan Llama practice has not quite been in line with Buddhism. They don’t follow the precepts. Tibetan monks can eat meat, have sexual relations, go out into public and protest and litigate, etc. That’s not the monastic life and that’s just breaking precepts. Even the reincarnation fundamentals are off from the Buddha’s teaching. The proper dharma doesn’t exist there, obviously. Being a buddhist, we evaluate such situations on the standards of the Buddha’s instructions and buddhist practice,… Read more »

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What would you have Buddha do, given that he died almost 2,500 years ago?

mtheoryrules
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Buddhism does not have a god they seek enlightenment not salvation.
If you want to learn more about buddhism and the eight fold path to enlightenment and the middle way then go to

http://www.sacred-text.com

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Modern Buddhism (or Buddhism as you seem to know it) is far to wrapped up in the same kind of nonsense ideas that it reveals supernatural powers which can effect changes upon ones life — it’s the same kind of nonsense that plagues Westerners who claim the powers of God and Jesus and whatnot as if they were true and real. Buddha would probably remind people like you that questioning everything is the way to find the truth in such matters and perhaps you ought to question the validity of the claims made for any “special powers” of the sacred… Read more »

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I think you personify Buddha as God? Well…you’re way off the right understanding of what the teaching is. Reciting sutras is for inner peace. And, if those “Tibetan monks being imprisoned and killed and pushed from their land” as you said, which one is on the wrong side? The invader (chinese government) or the Buddha? Hey, you need to learn not to put blame on someone who has not got anything to do with wars or imprisonment or invasion. Doing so just shows you have very limited understanding of what any religion is about. So, next time, you don’t make… Read more »

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The Buddha was a man who spent a lot of time while he was alive preventing his followers from worshipping him as a god. Needless to say, that went out the window as soon as he died and Buddhists became just as superstitious as any other believers in magic. You view of religion is amusing, I must say, as if it’s a celestial schoolyard where the different gods are always trying to outdo each other and beat each other up. That view is no more ridiculous than any other religious view, though, since it is all sheer fantasy with *zero*… Read more »

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they are not chanting or praying or meditating for buddhas to do their fighting for them. they chant, pray, meditate to find inner peace. buddha does not fight battles. buddha’s (they believe) help them fight their own battles by giving them wisdom, guidance, and inner peace. unlike some christians who will say to wait and pray to god for him to settle your disputes for them.

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Buddha is not a diety, and has died hundreds of years ago. He can’t strike down anyone, and as he said, the universe was forged by sub-conscious forces. They can do the really major things, but don’t do smiting.

andy c
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andy c

You are right, Buddha cannot help them.

Eric H
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Eric H

Buddha’s not your personal bodyguard and that religion was never intended to be construed in that way.

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trevor

because buddha is dead like god and jesus and mohammad and zues