BUDDHA NEVER PREACHED DICTATORIAL RULE – PM
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the Buddha had never preached a dictatorial rule such as Hitler, Polpot or Idi Amin, but preached to rule the country based on the Dasaraja Dharmaya.
The Prime Minister made these remarks at a ceremony organised at the Maha Manthinda Pirivena in Akuressa, Matara on Saturday.
The Prime Minister further said that Buddha had preached on how to rule the country through many Sutras. “A king should follow the Dasaraja Dharmaya when ruling a country,” he said.
“Besides, the Buddha had preached on the Lichchavi precepts as well and as a democratic country, we should act accordingly and follow those people friendly ruling methods. The Buddha had never asked rulers to kill countrymen. Buddhism is against all forms of killings and torture,” he added.
The Prime Minister pointed out that King Dharmashoka’s ruling can be considered as an example for the Buddha’s teachings of just ruling.
“The Buddha had preached to the Lichchavis to meet frequently, discuss cordially and depart peacefully. That is how the Buddha preached on ruling a nation.He never asked anyone to be a dictator,” the Prime Minister said.
The PM said he would never hesitate to condemn a saying that a politician should be like Hitler, if such a statement was made in his presence.
He expressed his displeasure about the behaviour of the media in this regard. He added that if he made such a statement, the media would have attacked him continuously. He said certain electronic and print media kept silent on the thera’s anusasana.
He further said that as a civilised society and because the world respects the country for its Buddhist principles, democracy had flourished and helped the country move forward.
(Source: Daily News)
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Nor were tere any autocrats and autocrats are not far off being tyrants. Autocrats have little regard for the people they are expected to serve. The have a total disregard for any sense o f morality and they perceive the instititutions to serve yheirt purpose to achieve their ends. Ranil is not much of schemernno more than 15 percent of the vote drivingnail to his political as[iration. He will not miss much o more than alloysious or mahendran who work under forces that ranil has no clue. Ranil may feel that the forces responsible for electing that fool sirisena to be president will be able to return him to power. He is a lost cause he will not be able to
Buddha never preached Bond Scams too, mate.
Why you keeping corrupt Sujeeva in your fold?
Keeping him as Minister and in the UNP amounts to supporting corruption!
If it ever worked, Dasharaja Dharma worked 2500 years ago. Do please don’t spill too much spittle with empty words.
Just ignore this guy folks.
This Person said he will govern accordance with Lichchavi.
That’s to get the power. Then govern with all nonsense.
Country is almost bankrupted, even though its not declared. They covered all those stories. IMF is the body running the economy in the country now.
This person do not have any rights to talk about Buddhists nor Buddhism, he is not a Buddhist. Only a caretaker for few temples due to the wealth accumulated from grandparents.
The Buddha became a dictator when in need, but not the way that this man think.
The Buddha is a dictator for Dhamma. But there’s more than what this man thinks in it.
Idiots can think like a wise.
Wise can think like an idiot.
Only difference is the way it works and how it applies to the situations.
Bond scam happened according to principles of Lichchavi regime.
This prime minister has no our Sri Lankan cultural background or any personality. Yesterday I saw him TV worshiping with HE president. Ranil does not how to worship whereas HE president does it very well keeping bound hands on forehead. Ranil was not sitting on the chair properly. He is always learning like some pain in a backbone. He was doing many things and looking around while the speech of Ven. Priest going on.
So this PM is useless person/