2 thoughts on “Burma protests

  1. As a practitioner of not-Zen (or non-practitioner of Zen, if you prefer), it is incredibly difficult to describe just how out of the ordinary Buddhist Monks leading such a protest is. We haven’t seen anything like this since the Shao Lin uprising in China a hundred and fifty or so years ago.

  2. I presume Thomas refers to the monks engaging in politics, unusual in much of the world. However, as a regular in Sri Lanka (where extremist monks not only drive the war but get elected to public office) I would take the opposite position: it is good to see monks take part in politics in a way consistent with the teachings of the founder!

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