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Regarding the Dambulla Incident

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It doesn't matter whether one is a Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Christian, Burgher, Catholic or Hindu. What matters is the action, the skilful behaviour. If an act causes suffering, disharmony to the doer of someone else, such behaviour is not good. This is the simple sutra I follow to distinguish between what's is bad, unskilful, wrong and what is good, skilful, right.
There are very many groups on facebook that in the name of Buddhism, spread racism. They say that their religion is better than others’. What is ironical is that, their speech is full of vengeance, hatred. Anger is self destructive. Wise people never get angry. It is not what Buddhism or Islam is about.
Ajahn Brahm referring the the incident where US prison guards flushed down the Quran, said that

“You can flush the Buddhist holy book down the toilet, but I’m not going to let you flush Buddhism down the toilet. You can blow up the Bamiyan Buddha statues but I’m not going to let you destroy what the Buddha taught. …