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Why can’t we as Buddhists live in peace?

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Visakha Bucha Day came and went quietly yesterday in our so-called Buddhist country, where people now look ready to tear one another’s throats just for having different political views. 

Maybe I am wrong here. Maybe the crux of the matter is not just different views on politics, but political ideologies bordering on religious fanaticism — on both sides.

Visakha Bucha marks the day of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. As the most important day in the Buddhist calendar, it should remind us about the law of nature, or dhamma — all that arises passes away.

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