I feel sad for people who base their actions and beliefs – their entire existence – on words printed in a book, and go on to impose these beliefs on other human beings. What value is there in their existence if they deny themselves the right to challenge ideas and examine their experiences?
It is perhaps timely to quote the Buddha here:
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe simply because it has been handed down for many generations. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is written in Holy Scriptures. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of Teachers, elders or wise men. Believe only after careful observation and analysis, when you find that it agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all. Then accept it and live up to it.
— The Buddha, from the Kalama Sutta
We are praying for the Old Guards of AWARE to have renewed strength and clarity of mind to continue their fight against those plagued by greed, ignorance and delusion. They will overcome all obstacles and let truth and goodness prevail. Join us in our prayers at 9.30pm on 30 April 2009.
Also, do read:
CHRISTIANS AGAINST AWARE TAKEOVER by Gwee Li Sui
Reply to Recent Comments and Claims About AWARE’s Sexuality Education Programme in Schools by Ministry of Education (The message is clear: Thio is a liar – many times over.)
How I Feel About The Whole AWARE Situation by Olivia Loh-Ing
http://sdhammika.blogspot.com/ by Ven. Dhammika
Watch this and then read this – these mice in human skin may be “corporate highfliers” (Huh? There are countless VPs in a bank!), but they aren’t good enough actresses. They tell lie after lie, and I’m glad their body language shows. Must have been too busy organising the coup and forgot about their acting classes.