La Guerre Et Le Bouddhisme

Buddhism has always been considered the religion of peace. Moreover, several Buddhist quotes and prayers seek serenity throughout the world. In history, Buddhists seem to enjoywarto hold hands with another religion.

War and Buddhism, contradictory principles

On a personal level, Buddhism teaches its practitioners to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Several quotes give new motivation and comfort everyone to face all the problems of daily life. On a societal level, Buddhism teaches lessons that it is wise to prioritize others before taking care of the needs of oneself. This religion condemns war and violence.

The peaceful doctrine

Buddha quoted that “strength is the weapon of the wrong.” Which means that war, or the use of violence, is not a just action. Buddhists should not harm others under any circumstances. This religious leader encourages practitioners of Buddhism to renounce any form of violence or even war against other living beings.

Dalai Lama asserted that “In Buddhism there is no justification for violence for any purpose.” He supports this idea in his speech, such as "I believe that we are observing more and more in the world a form of profound weariness with regard to violence, conflicts, wars, a sort of disgust, of say to ourselves we must somehow reduce this instead of encouraging it as could have been the case previously, trying to put an end to it, finding a way to reduce the violence and wars. »

Initiatives for peace

If Buddhism is opposed to war, it highlights the concept of peace throughout the world. Several famous quotes spoken by Buddha prove this fight led by Buddhists.

  • “The only way to bring peace to the world is to learn to live in peace yourself. »
  • “Blessed are the peacemakers who, avoiding malice, pride and hypocrisy, practice compassion, humility and love. »
  • “Those who want to achieve peace know how to live simply and happily. »
  • If we became violent, we would have nothing left to defend. »

Teachings on compassion

Buddhism teaches that instead of waging war, it is better to apply the principles of compassion. Wars, terrorism and murder are malicious actions towards society. In short, violence comes from anger, hatred, lack of communication and misinterpretation of the thoughts of others. Some Buddhist quotes talk about kindness towards others. In other words, compassionate understanding can dissolve war and violence, hence renunciation of harming others.

  • “Put yourself in other people’s shoes. If you can do this, you will no longer be able to harm others. »
  • “Teach this threefold truth to all: a generous heart, kind speech, a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity. »
  • “Just as a mother loves and protects her only child at the risk of her own life, let us cultivate loving kindness and offer it to all living beings. »
  • “He who disdains others will in turn be an object of contempt. He who despises the appearance of others will become ugly in return. »

The commonalities between Buddhism and Islam

On the one hand, Buddhism is criticized for accepting the spiritual battle of Kalachakra. And for its part, Islam is blamed by other religions for jihad. These two religions thus have a common point for the implementation of holy wars. They carry out spiritual abuse by resorting to war, hence the deployment of destructive forces when they feel threatened by other religious beliefs. In 2500 years, individuals from Buddhist structures have provoked various cases of violence.

To defend his cause, Dalai Lama mentioned that “We should not talk about a Muslim terrorist or a Buddhist terrorist. In reality, as soon as a person is involved in terrorist activities, they are no longer Muslim or Buddhist. »

The anti-Islam principle

One finds oneself confused in the real similarities or contradiction between Islam and Buddhism. For Buddha, there is no such thing as holy war. However, a founding text of this religion seems to justify wars or demonstrations of force between practitioners of a different belief. Even if Buddhists classify some principles to found an anti-Islam community, the followers of these two religions do not kill each other. While some Muslims grant the death penalty, Buddhism bans all forms of revenge. Despite this teaching of Buddha, blatant contradictions are noted. In Burma, Buddhist generals raised their hands against Muslims. These persecutors are called “killer monks.”

Personal battles to fight according to Buddha

Instead of thinking of awar based on the divergence of religion, race or political opinion, Buddha sensitizes everyone to lead their own fight of order staff. Which consists of finding peace with oneself in order to find success in family, sentimental and professional life. Many professionals who teach personal development cannot escape the quotes below.

  • “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. »
  • “Of him who conquered a thousand thousand men in battle, and of him who conquered himself, the latter is the greater victor. »
  • “He who frees his life from all greed, hatred and ignorance finds true eternal peace. »
  • “Victory breeds hatred, defeat breeds suffering. The wise man seeks neither victory nor defeat. »

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