Iran confiscates Buddha statues from ...

Iran confiscates Buddha statues from shops

There are 33 comments on the WHIO story from Feb 17, 2013, titled Iran confiscates Buddha statues from shops. In it, WHIO reports that:

An Iranian newspaper is reporting that government authorities are confiscating Buddha statues from shops in Tehran to stop the promotion of Buddhism in the country.

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wannabe scientist

United States

#22 Feb 22, 2013
If an empty mosque is standing in a place where no prayers are done islam doesnt ban you from breaking it down..burning the quran is stupid since it is religous text not a statue (which is worshipped as god) ...iranians are mostly muslims then a few jews...but look into budhist countries each one of them has a sizable muslim populations but mosques are broken and people are killed (rohingyas in burma and tamils in sri lanka)
DDR

Hampton, VA

#23 Feb 22, 2013
It looks like you're beating around the bush. If you read my direct answer to your comment again below there is no mention of destroying empty mosque or burning Quran . I am talking about going into people's shops and grab religious objects belonging to another religion and continue until it is cleanse from the country. Statues are sacred religious objects belonging to one religion and the Quran is a sacred religious object in another religion.
DDR wrote:
So according to your logic, since there are some empty mosques left standing in some Christian countries , it is perfectly fine that Australia start going into people's shops to grab all Qurans from the shelves until it is cleanse from the country? And that Muslims are considered radicals if they speak about it?
Regarding Rohingyas , there are threads for that topic. There is no need to repeat it here. Rohingyas Muslims asked for permission to gather and pray for the gangrapist's promising that no violence would result, but a riot did broke out on that Friday prayer where they burned down Burmese villages, temples and behead people starting from the Muslim majority town ( halal slaughtering styles, some took the head with them though). To escape deportation as a punishment the Muslim propaganda inverted the story saying that they are victims and published fake pictures to go along with it.

It is just a waste of time if you are just going to beat around the bush.

“bungai terong”

Since: Mar 08

lantang senang belama

#24 Feb 24, 2013
if you'd like to compromise our Buddha Dhamma in favour of your own logic,nobody can stop you.But please do not misrepresent it as 'Buddhism'.
DDR

Williamsburg, VA

#25 Feb 24, 2013
Aren't you the one that go around and tell this and that person to be ashame of themselves? I am just putting you in your place .
DDR

Williamsburg, VA

#26 Feb 24, 2013
Nobody teaches you to do nothing and say nothing when the innocent are slaughtered, Nobody teaches you to defend the blood thirsty when others are doing something for the victims.

The Lord Buddha went and stopped Angulimala the mass murderer from killing more iinnocent people out of compassion . He spoke and took action. This is not pacifism but effective actions.

He did not say " I have tolerance for Angulimala so I will condone his awful actions towards other being and just sit here and let him continue his killing spree as much as he like.

You on the other hand , is a different story. You are not in a position to tell others what is tolerance , what is not, who should be embarrass who should not. These are advanced concepts that requires the development of insight and should be left to the pro.

“bungai terong”

Since: Mar 08

lantang senang belama

#27 Feb 28, 2013
DDR wrote:
Nobody teaches you to do nothing and say nothing when the innocent are slaughtered, Nobody teaches you to defend the blood thirsty when others are doing something for the victims.
The Lord Buddha went and stopped Angulimala the mass murderer from killing more iinnocent people out of compassion . He spoke and took action. This is not pacifism but effective actions.
He did not say " I have tolerance for Angulimala so I will condone his awful actions towards other being and just sit here and let him continue his killing spree as much as he like.
You on the other hand , is a different story. You are not in a position to tell others what is tolerance , what is not, who should be embarrass who should not. These are advanced concepts that requires the development of insight and should be left to the pro.
when fellow Buddhists are bent on violence and unDhammic behaviour they must be told off,least they dwell on the illusion that they are Arahants.

what's all this unseemly non-Buddhist religion bashing? you've conveniently forgotten that the Buddha never set an example for such behaviour.
DDR

Carrollton, VA

#28 Mar 1, 2013
How is speaking up against oppression undharmic! When did Buddha assign anyone to told off other disciples? Besides, I don't consider someone a fellow Buddhist who bashes Buddhism while say nothing about violence and destruction inflicted on Buddhist. So please don't use the word " fellow" or " buddhist". And who says anything about anyone being Arahant??

If you want to speak about religion bashing then open up the Koran and read Muhammud's words. Condemn Muhammud for his bashing .

I am just pointing out the truth . Why is pointing out the truth considered bashing. Which of the things I mentioned is not true about Islam ? There are a lot of hideous teachings in the Koran , that's why discussing about it sounds like bashing.

It's so hideous that they have to silence people from discussing it. Why is there a need to silence people if there is nothing to hide?
DDR

Carrollton, VA

#29 Mar 4, 2013
Who is anyone to determine what is dharmic or undharmic , Buddhist or unBudddhist , but the Buddha!

Where did the Buddha say that no matter what evil action people commit it is undharmic to point it out , the proper thing to do is condone evil actions and remain completely silent?

You need to understand the difference between bashing and calling a spade a spade. The Buddha did not forbid people from calling a spade a spade. For example , Devadatta was evil , committed evil actions, and his evil actions would lead him to hell, so the Buddha pointed that out. Not everything is considered bashing according to the Buddha. It is not absolutely all yes ( allowed) or all no ( forbidden).

As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One, "Lord, would the Tathagata say words that are unendearing & disagreeable to others?"

Buddha : "Prince, there is no categorical yes-or-no answer to that." ( Abhaya Sutta: To Prince Abhaya)

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Now at that time a baby boy was lying face-up on the prince's lap. So the Blessed One said to the prince, "What do you think, prince: If this young boy, through your own negligence or that of the nurse, were to take a stick or a piece of gravel into its mouth, what would you do?"

"I would take it out, lord. If I couldn't get it out right away, then holding its head in my left hand and crooking a finger of my right, I would take it out, even if it meant drawing blood. Why is that? Because I have sympathy for the young boy."

"In the same way, prince:

.........

"[3] In the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be factual, true, beneficial, but unendearing & disagreeable to others, he has a sense of the proper time for saying them.
"
DDR

Carrollton, VA

#30 Mar 4, 2013
It appears that you assume that the Buddhist teachings is just about do nothing or say nothing and just be good. But that's what the Buddha would consider as standing " on the same level as a stupid baby boy lying on its back" :

" When this was said, the Blessed One said to PaƱcakanga: "In that case, carpenter, then according to Uggahamana's words a stupid baby boy, lying on its back, is consummate in what is skillful, foremost in what is skillful, an invincible contemplative attained to the highest attainments. For even the thought 'body' does not occur to a stupid baby boy lying on its back, so from where would it do any evil action with its body, aside from a little kicking? Even the thought 'speech' does not occur to it, so from where would it speak any evil speech, aside from a little crying? Even the thought 'resolve' does not occur to it, so from where would it resolve on any evil resolve, aside from a little bad temper? Even the thought 'livelihood' does not occur to it, so from where would it maintain itself with any evil means of livelihood, aside from its mother's milk? So, according to Uggahamana's words, a stupid baby boy, lying on its back is consummate in what is skillful, foremost in what is skillful, an invincible contemplative attained to the highest attainments..........

"I do not describe him as consummate in what is skillful, foremost in what is skillful, an invincible contemplative attained to the highest attainments. Rather, he stands on the same level as a stupid baby boy lying on its back." ( Samana Mundika Sutta)

The teaching is more complex than you wish or imagined. You need to be able to distinguish ! Also, Buddhism is not about fighting for the violence and ignore the victim.
Srilankan muslim

India

#31 Mar 5, 2013
wannabe scientist wrote:
There are many muslim majority countries/regions in eastern europe/central asia where FOREIGN immigrant budhists and hindus run there run their missionary organizations such as hare krishna..in azerbaijan you have a huge hindu temple in baku which is bigger than any mosques in baku! But amazingly not even a single hindu lives in azerbaijan
in tatarstan and bashkhorstan you find budhist temples that were built their goverenment as a mark of inter religous tolerance but you dont find a even single budhist the volga region! Maybe a few budhist immigrants from asia
in istanbul turkey you find many budhist organisations who have come from asia and are doing their missionary work did the turkish goverenment ban
the northern caucasus in south east europe is a pure muslim region but many hindu sanksrit texts are preserved there
turkmenistan,kazakhstan,uzbeki stan etc.. Have many hindu/budhist temples but do you find budhists and hindus there??
How about the arabian peninsula where hindus have basically made into a mini india?
You are radical enough not to see these but only point out irans ban and taliban destruction of bamian statue
That is Islam bro in muslim majority countries like tatarstan , baskhostan , azerbaijan , bosnia , albania, kosova , kazakhsytan, ingushetia etc...they dont even have a single budhist/hindu but those people maintain temples just as a show of diversity...same thing with iran budhism has absalutely nothing to do with Iran they dont have budhists in their country...but here in sri lanka we have about 10% muslims but look at at those bald headed monkeys (monks) are doing here breaking mosque,raping muslim children etc...I am damn sure another war is going to start in sri lanka..Sri lankan muslims are not humble like rohingya muslims we will fight those bloody budshit pigs to death if they keep on doing this.
DDR

Portsmouth, VA

#32 Mar 5, 2013
Not happy that they are not going to just roll over and let you invade their culture with demonic Islam practices ?
Koo

Shenzhen, China

#33 Mar 7, 2013
amitabha

to all brother and sister
please to see the forum for buddhism
Hello

New York, NY

#34 Mar 7, 2013
Koo wrote:
amitabha
to all brother and sister
please to see the forum for buddhism
Welcome! May you contribute to give confidence in the Lord's Dhamma!

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