In Buddhism, there’s a social contract between two communities, the lay, and the monastic population. This social contract is like any other contract, it’s a promise of exchange of goods and services between two parties. For example, a school providing education to students and students, in turn, paying tuition. But in this case, the exchange is food and shelter for the monastic population in pursuit of nirvana with imparting of Buddha’s teachings to the lay population.
I am glad that the global media is focusing on issues in Myanmar. But I am also saddened by the fact that the focus is limited to the Rohingyas. If there’s one thing the Myanmar military is not, is that it is not racist. It is an equal opportunity organization that doesn’t discriminate oppression based on race.Read More