Buddha Jayanti message
Added At: 2012-04-17 10:06 PM
Last Updated At: 2012-04-17 10:06 PM
I went to Swayambhu to pay my obeisance to the Buddha, a great being who many Nepalis like to proudly claim was born in Nepal. But these same people don’t like to read any of his teachings and they don’t even respect the Buddha. All these are mostly people who belong either to the extreme right or the left of Nepalese politics. This is not surprising since the Buddha advocated the ‘middle path’. If at least these extremists tried to became little moderate, without comprising on their core principles - e.g. equality, Nepal would be much more peaceful and safer place to live. What is alarming though is that the moderate voices are increasingly being drowned out by these extremists.
In Nepal, if the extreme left gets a stranglehold, the extremely right will take up arms, and if the opposite happens, the extreme left with take up arms. The only solution is the center, or the ‘middle path’ the Buddha taught. — kathmandublogger.blogspot