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Tibet's spiritual leader in exile the Dalai Lama condemned Buddhist attacks on Muslims in Myanmar and Sri Lanka on Tuesday, calling religious violence "unthinkable."

The Buddhist leader delivered remarks to 15,000 people at the University of Maryland, pleading for an end to ethnic violence in Myanmar that has displaced 135,000 people and killed hundreds over the past year.

"Killing people in the name of religion is really very sad, unthinkable, very sad," the Dalai Lama said. "Nowadays even Buddhists now involved, in Burma and Sri Lanka also. Buddhist monks ... destroy Muslim mosques or Muslim families. Really very sad." (Source: Global Post)

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  • Fayad Thursday, 09 May 2013 02:52 AM

    Because of few radical monks we are getting disgrace as a nation

    Rbb Friday, 10 May 2013 06:51 AM

    Because as a responsible Buddhist Monk, he is openly taking the blame before blaming others.Change starts from you..if you know what I mean.

    well wisher Friday, 10 May 2013 12:00 AM

    Sir. We can't blame all Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka. Most of them good while some others are really bad to have spoiled the image of Buddhism as they jumped into political traps

    dee Friday, 10 May 2013 02:39 AM

    yes he is a hero

    Mr. B. Wijeyasingha Thursday, 09 May 2013 08:55 PM

    And Chinese attacks on Tibetans are "thinkable"? is that what the Dalai Lama is stating?

    Senathi Thursday, 09 May 2013 05:27 PM

    Better keep quiet when it involves "your" people that's the national moto

    Sadarana Thursday, 09 May 2013 09:20 AM

    ITs not only Muslims even the Christians are are subjected to a lot of Haresment

    Buffaloa Citizen Thursday, 09 May 2013 03:51 AM

    He is an example of buddhism to the world. We sinhalese are shamelessly the worst example of buddhism to the world.

    nalaka Thursday, 09 May 2013 03:35 AM

    muslims face same prob in a part of china wonder why he so scilent about that

    Ha Ha Ha Thursday, 09 May 2013 03:32 AM

    Time for other Buddhist monks to start learning buddhism before critisizing other religion

    maya Thursday, 09 May 2013 03:29 AM

    That's why he is still in exile while thousands of Tibetan got killed while he ran away.

    Rohan Thursday, 09 May 2013 03:15 AM

    I have noticed that Sasika's comments (against all captions in DM) are with anti Sri Lankan attitude.

    ind Thursday, 09 May 2013 03:02 AM

    Do you found any thing about how he got the Nobel price ????

    ind Thursday, 09 May 2013 02:59 AM

    ??

    Prof. Calculas Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:44 PM

    In Sri Lanka we do not attack Muslims. This is wrong information. An International conspiracy.

    Gamini M.Jayalath Thursday, 09 May 2013 02:44 AM

    There is no doubt that he must be performing the duties of some other people,probably the Christian Missionary who is engaged in spreading their religion in Asia. Gamini M.Jayalath

    Buwa Thursday, 09 May 2013 02:36 AM

    Prof. Calculas - you are a real blind man , check with your own church fathers too

    Godaya Thursday, 09 May 2013 01:27 AM

    I totally agree with you

    Maha Rajanani Thursday, 09 May 2013 01:00 AM

    You don't know anything about Sri Lanka, Please TALK of what you Only know and good at , TIBET.

    MayIwin Silva Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:34 AM

    Nothing wrong with the Sri Lankan Monks, but some politicians and nations instigate them to commit similar acts of vandalism.

    penny Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:22 AM

    At least Dalai Lama has spoken against the hypocritical Buddhist monks.....What did our maha nayaks do????......

    kawum kanna yodaya Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:56 PM

    I think he was sleeping so tightly, anyways better late than never.

    Prof Hemantha Wickra Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:23 PM

    Well said Sir!

    Saskia Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:51 PM

    In Sri Lanka, we don't attack, abduct, kill people and rape women. In short, we respect the human rights very very much and Sri Lanka is a heaven.

    k.kongy Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:42 PM

    We have to pay attention why he says this?.

    unknown Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:00 AM

    really he's a wonderful person, iv read many things about him via DM Android App

    sena Wednesday, 08 May 2013 05:08 PM

    You are a real Buddhist monk sir.

    Just4Justice Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:54 PM

    Really Late ! Very Very Sad !


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