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Beautiful lesson

Many years ago a guard in Guantanamo Bay prison flushed down a detainees holy book. The incident attracted world-wide media attention , amidst all this a reporter called Ajahn Brahm who was the head of Bodhinyana Monastery , Australia & asked "What will you do , if someone took a Buddhist Book & flushed it down your toilet ?"
Ajahn answered "Sir, the first thing i would do is call a plumber !" 😆
They shared a brief laugh & later the sage went on to say most beautifully " Someone may blow up many statues of Buddha ,burn down Buddhist temples or kill Buddhist monks. They may destroy all this but I will never let them destroy Buddhism .You may flush a holy book down the toilet , but I'll never let you flush forgiveness , peace & compassion down the toilet."
Hats-off sir 🙏
newbie · 26-30, F
where exactly do you see the beauty in this story that contains so many examples of torture, detruction and abuse?

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