I wrote this as a reply to one of Sittingnuts comments. But I thought there is a merit to publish it as a new post!
Hi Sn, Thanks for the long comment. I stand for what I believe in. If I find Sanjana doing something wrong, I will comment or publish a post. I want to fight in a different way than you do. But you are welcome to follow your own choosing. If we do not stand first for ourselves, we will not be able to stand for others. I have seen you bringing up many issues and most of them I agreed and left comment when ever deemed necessary. Some I found not to my liking but I let them be out of respect you as a person.
I think we all want Sri Lanka to be a better place. But I see some are working for their own gains first and that can’t last for ever and the truth will come out.
There are different ways of fighting or opposing. Even though it may sound cliche, I like the art of war by Sun Tzu, There are many ideas and stratergies that we could apply to our daily lives.
The chapter nine concentrates on “The Army on the March/Moving The Force describes the different situations in which you find yourselves as you move into new enemy territories and how to respond to them. Much of it focuses on evaluating the intentions of others.”
You are right in thinking that I have a backbone, I do. But if it is not to your liking, I can’t help it.
Akon I disliked the bugger a few years ago, perhaps even before you ever heard of him. He is/was a moron and the incident that threw me off was when he threw a kid off the stage, one of his fans, just because he was white kid. If you search YouTube you might find the video.
Why did I write this post?, because I expect more from a leaned Buddhist monk. They should not ignite fires, they should douse fires. We laymen can do the burning. It is not the deed I do not like, it is the way he handled it. If one feels strong about protecting Buddhism, great, I do too. I do that by introducing the Buddhism to people who have never thought about it. I also try very hard to practice what I preach. Before going after morons like Akon, This Bhikkhu could start in Sri Lanka by going after his fellow monks that set to destroy the Buddhism.
I do not remember defending or promoting Sanjana here. But like I criticize him (which I have done many a times) I will acknowledge or praise if he does something that demands such. Just Like I do with you.
Just one more thing is that any one I disagree with, politically or ideologically does not mean I hate them. I will not hesitate to sit across from a table over a cup of coffee and continue the argument or the disagreement. Even with Indi.
Kidding aside, even the Bhikkhu in this story, I will gladly sit down near him and listen to his reasons or arguments and present my idea in better manner. I just do not like the way he handled the issue. I have no problem with people depending or protecting the Buddhism they see fit. I just do not agree with harming another to do it.
It goes the same for Tamil people and the terrorists. I am glad that the terrorists were eliminated, and I will salute President for that, no matter what thousand Sanjanas or thousand Sittingnuts say, bad and good, about our President. To me, he is the one who ended 30 years of suffering by Sri Lankans. My dislike to terrorists does not extend to other Tamil people. I was very sad to see those people in camps.
Just today I read an article on Groundviews about Tsunami baby. The fact, that the author, and the actors were Tamil people did not even matter at all. Most important factor for me was the mothers love, that is what I read in that post.
Hey man take it easy, smile a bit and bring out your ideas what ever the way you want. But do not dictate what I should not or should, because I will not heed. But you can certainly suggest or ask and you might find me reacting differently.