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Je Suis Paris

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.”

The Buddha

Je suis Paris

Conquer the angry man by love.
Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.
Conquer the miser with generosity.
Conquer the liar with truth

But what should we do with terrorists?

Je suis Charlie – I am Charlie

Humor

Islamic humour is a tradition of humour in Islam, dating back to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Read more about Islamic humour on Wikipedia

Why are Muslims always so angry?

Bangladesh rampage over Facebook Koran image

Angry protesters on Sunday torched at least five Buddhist temples and damaged over 100 homes in southern Bangladesh over a Facebook posting allegedly insulting the Quran, officials said.

The mob of several thousand people torched temples in Cox’s Bazar district, 350 km southeast of Dhaka, before dawn after learning about the posting by a presumed Buddhist, said Mohammad Zainul Bari, chief administrator of the district.

Destroyed Buddhist Temple s in Bangladesh

Destroyed Buddhist Temple s in Bangladesh


The man accused of posting the image is in protective custody. Police say he was tagged in the photo but did not post it himself. “Premeditated communal violence”
Buddhists in the area, in south-east Bangladesh, said their possessions were stolen before their homes were destroyed…

source: The Hindu


Anger

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.

Gautama Buddha


Why is this? Why are those Muslims so angry all the time, and why is it the so-called “moderate” Muslims never seem to denounce their radical brethren?

Oh sure, they “condemn” violence, and they “abhor” extremism, and they consider militant Muslims’ “behavior” to be “unacceptable”, but how hard is it to simply say, “I denounce these radical Muslims”. But since the most of the Muslims do not try to calm the situation down, and guide this few angry and insane traitors, we must not wonder, that most of  the westerners will put all the Muslims into the same basket as the extremists.


A wise men told us a 1000 years ago:

We are not only responsible for what we do, but also for what we don’t do.

Ideas

Most people are tourists in a world of ideas.

Freedom

I’ve censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet–a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit: http://americancensorship.org/posts/39214/uncensor

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Distinction

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.


Gautama Buddha