buddhism at its worst
for those of you who think i have too much of a soft spot for buddhism, i present more sri lankan bullshit. akon was denied a visa to sri lanka and protestors got violent over alleged "blasphemy" towards the buddha in his "sexy chick" video:
this bullshit is more worthy of the abrahamic religions, or even hinduism. i mean, if i've gotten any picture of the personality of the buddha from reading his words over the years, i have to think he would be absolutely appalled by this whole situation, or else laugh at it.
i wonder how many sri lankans have encountered zen, with its story praising the monk who broke up a wooden statue of the buddha for firewood, or its famous proverb, "if you meet the buddha on the road, kill him!"
even the finest teachings can degenerate into superstitious numbskullery so quickly...
"I asked my father,
I said, 'Father change my name.'
The one I'm using now it's covered up
with fear and filth and cowardice and shame."