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Request to His Excellency President Obama to Clebrate Buddha Jayanth at White House on 27 May 2010Desappriya
0n Subject: Buddha
Remarks by President Barack Obama at Suntory Hall"……. It is wonderful to be
back in Japan.
Some of you may be aware that when I was a young boy, my mother brought me to Kamakura, where I looked
up at that centuries-old symbol of peace and tranquility -- the great bronze
Amida Buddha……" Now Barack Obama is been described as one of the greatest
leaders. The Leader as Visionary. Like the captain of a ship, he has a definite
goal to chart his course and steer his ship in the right direction. He has one
goal - to find the cause of suffering and a way out of suffering. Despite much
hardship and setback, he never veered from his course but persevered till he
gained awaken-ness after he got elected as President of US.
Guided by this
vision, his mission is an all-embracing one. It is a mission founded on
compassion and love for all beings, regardless of race, creed or status quo.
The Leader as
He has an
exemplary figure, someone we can respect and emulate. He is extraordinary,
virtuous and righteous in every thought, word and deed. He says as he does and
does as he says. Such integrity and consistency won him the trust of his
followers. He is aware of the ten principles which a ruler ought to be possessed:
Leader as Mediator
demonstrated both skills in mediation and impartiality in judgment, showed his
ability to resolve problems and arguments.
Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan suggested "…..Let all of us
request His Excellency the president-barack-
spread the message of non-violence and peace by chanting relevant gathas by
Maha theras for the happiness and welfare of all….."
the same by saying "…..DEAR FRIENDS ...ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!
WHAT MARVELOUS IDEA. WE SHOULD ASK THE ENTIRE BUDDHIST WORLD TO RESPECTFULLY
REQUEST FROM PRESIDENT BARAK OBAMA TO COMPLY WITH OUR HUMBLE IDEA AND
The main reason being THAT THERE WERE NOT SINGLE A DROP OF
BLOOD WAS SHED IN THE NAME OF THE BUDDHISM
BUDDHA PREACHED ABSOLUTE NONVIOLENCE ,THE
UNBOUND LOVE AND COMPASSION TOWARD EVERY LIVING CREATURE.
MOST LIKELY THE PRESIDENT MAY NOT BE FULLY AWARE OF
THE DETAILS OF THIS PARTICULAR ASPECT OF BUDDHISM.
FURTHER MORE THE BUDDHA TOLERATED ALL BELIEF SYSTEMS AND NEVER
CONDEMNED OR PUT DOWN OTHERS' FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROPAGATION
WHICH ADVOCATES THE TOTAL OPENNESS LIKE MAMMOTH TENT WITHOUT DOORS AND
WINDOWS WHERE EVERY ONE IS WELCOME AND NO ONE IS ASKED OR
REQUIRED TO GIVE UP THEIR BELIEF.
HE INVITED THE FOLLOWERS TO CAREFULLY INVESTIGATE HIS TEACHING, LIKE GOLD
DIGGER TRYING FINDING THE PURE GOLD, BEFORE MAKING ANY HASTY DECISION TO BECOME
SO LET US
SEND OUR REQUEST THE WHITE HOUSE AS A UNOFORM VOICE. LET US
ALSO REQUEST HIS HOLINESS DALAI LAMA TO JOIN US ... "
request you to kindly take steps from your end to request His Excellency President Barack Obama to celebrate Buddha's Birthday
on 27th May 2010 at white house.
--- On Sat, 28/11/09, Desappriya jayasuriya <ceylontjaya@
From: Desappriya jayasuriya <ceylontjaya@
Subject: American War against Buddhist Vietnam People
To: "Sumal -UHO" <ruhunuvoice@
Cc: "bo khinmaung" <bokhinmaung@
Date: Saturday, 28 November, 2009, 8:12 PM
My Lai: "Smoke coming from the muzzle"Phil Coomes | 10:17 UK time, Thursday, 26 November 2009A little over 40 years ago Ronald Haeberle walked into the offices of the Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio, clutching a set of pictures that were to change history. He held in his hands photographs of people's bodies lying in the dirt of Vietnam who had been killed by US soldiers.On the 16 March 1968 more than 500 men, women, children and babies were murdered in the village of My Lai and surrounding areas, but it was not until 1969 that news of this came to light following an investigation by the journalist Seymour Hersh. The inquiry that followed resulted in the court martial in 1970-71 of Lieutenant William Calley - a member of Charlie Company who was tried and convicted of murdering 22 "Oriental human beings" in My Lai on that morning in 1968.Behind closed doors an internal army investigation in to the massacre revealed the true extent of the
operation that involved two companies:
Bravo and Charlie. Both received orders from their commanding officers, permitting them "to kill everything and anything".Until now it has always been accepted that US Army photographer Haeberle did not photograph any of the actual shooting, he focused his lenses on the dead and those about to die.Haeberle carried two cameras with him that day, one was an army camera and with it he was charged with photographing the mission to obtain pictures that would be used in the US press to say to the public "here's what we accomplished"
personal camera.It was this one that contained a roll of colour-slide film which he used to record the day. He processed the film himself on his return to the US a couple of weeks after the events in My Lai. The film included pictures that, as he puts it, show "smoke coming from the muzzle".In a recent interview with the Plain Dealer, Haeberle now admits that he did indeed take pictures of some of those doing the killing but later destroyed them. He said: "There are some photographs that after I arrived home [in the US] I realised that there is
no way I can release photographs showing who the actual persons are doing what. I figured I'm not going to point my finger at any one soldier. I'm there. I'm part of it. I'm as guilty as anybody else, not for shooting a person, but for not reporting it... it's like one big cover up. There are photographs I could have pinpointed who did what."You can hear and see the full interview on the Plain Dealer website. But what does it say about the role of the photographer.
on to mention that today we'd press the delete button, and indeed he calls it the "cover-up button". I think that's possibly a little too simplistic. To follow that through for example you could argue that by simply not taking a picture we are effectively pressing the delete button. A photograph is but a representation of something and the decision to point the camera one way or another will change perceptions of the event depicted. It's also a flat representation and as well as revealing truths some would rather hide, it can also create untruths just as easily.Haeberle'
from the army investigation can be read
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