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World Buddhist Leaders Response to the Growing Ethnic Violence Against Muslims in MyanmarSalem-News.com
It has taken a while; world Buddhist leaders sign letter calling for calm, however it is not signed by the Dalai Lama or Aung San Suu Kyi (of course).
(RANGOON, Burma Mizzima News) - We wish to reaffirm to the world and to support you in practicing the most fundamental Buddhist principles of non-harming, mutual respect and compassion.
These fundamental principles taught by the Buddha are at the core of Buddhist practice:
Buddhist teaching is based on compassion and mutual care.
Buddhist teaching offers respect to all, regardless of class, caste, race or creed.
Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
Dr. AT Ariyaratne
Ven. Chao Khun Raja Sumedhajahn
Ven. Phra Paisal Visalo
Ven. Arjia Rinpoche VIII
Ven. Shodo Harada Roshi
Achariya Professor J Simmer Brown
Ven. Ajahn Amaro Mahathera
Ven. Hozan A Senauke
Younge Khachab Rinpoche VIII
Ven. Sr. Thich Nu Chan Kong
Dr. Jack Kornfield Vipassana Achariya
Lama Surya Das
Ven. Zoketsu N. Fischer Soto Roshi
Tulku Sherdor Rinpoche
Professor Robert Tenzin C. Thurman
HH the XIV Dalai Lama
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