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Reply to the magazine'Time' | The Myanmar Times
In the July 1 edition of Time magazine, Hannah Beech's contribution "When Buddists Go Bad" recently covered many centimeters of columns in regional newspapers. A number of our articles have been translated. In many cases, however, they did not give full information, even if they said it was the whole story.
Several have just interpreted the phrases they thought would have the greatest effect, and have even amended some sections if they were interpreted from the source to Myanmar. Three major points: the generally good picture of Buddhism; the recent Myanmar violent events related to Islam; and the picture of U Wirathu. It said that although there are Hindus of nationalism, Muslims, fundamentalists and ultra-Orthodox Jews, Buddhism has not been associated with Islamic extremism. Therefore, Buddhism has not been associated with Hinduism.
It emphasized the favorable picture of Buddhism and recognized that it is mostly a non-violent one. Then she gave some reason why there have been recent acts of destruction that do not correspond to Buddhaist doctrines, beginning in Sri Lanka. It declares that "every faith can be transformed into a devastating power tainted by thoughts that contradict its foundation".
It shed light on the situations in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand and said that Buddhism had been involved in a devastating move and tainted with bad pictures because those who had deviated from the initial nature of their beliefs. Way from offending Buddhists, we can see that it has exalted Buddhism as a non-violent religious tradition compared to other religions.
Said that the recent violent events in Myanmar that have influenced the Buddhist picture have occurred because some individuals have used Islam as a springboard to reach their goals. In Hannah Beech's contribution on Myanmar there is nothing particularly uncommon or spectacular. And the third point of the paper is the picture of U Wirathu.
Mr President, it is not difficult to verify whether Mrs Beech's Rule deviates from the real situation. We have many epistles and essays, sound and videofiles and eyewitness accounts, because U Wirathu is preaching a great deal about the same topics. It' tarnished the picture of Buddhism all over the globe with the title of Time magazine.
A Myanmar friar in Canada said that this will affect friars abroad because peoples around the globe believe they are all extremists. Therefore, a Myanmar friar said that this will have an impact on them. What we have to show the rest of the worid is that what they have seen is not an imagery of a true Buddhist. Should we say that Time Magazine invents the messages, publishes false information and is tampered with by groups that hates Buddhism?
What has clouded the picture of Buddhism lately? Why has this adverse picture also tainted Buddhism in Myanmar in the last two years? There is nothing we can do about the Buddhist picture in the other lands referred to in Mrs Beech's work. But we can work to find ways to reconstruct the picture of Buddhism in our own state.