Medavachiya temple as the war was ending, 2009

How Buddhism Supports Violence

I’m a Buddhist, and when I hear a monk saying we should stone Muslims it breaks my heart. My heart breaks for my Muslim friends, and it breaks for Buddhism.

It is curious for an outsider to think that Buddhism could support violence. Of all religions, there is the least room for interpretation. There is no record of kings, there is no description of a…