By Lay Lay Nwe
When the Buddha lived at the Zetawun monastery, the two warriors of King Kaw Thala did not get along pretty well. No one can solve a conflict between them except King Kaw Thala.
One day, while the Buddha was during His Enlightenment in the early morning, He found to give examples to these two warriors and so He went out for alms and stopped in front of one of the warriors.
Benefits of metta (loving-kindness)
The warrior invited the Buddha to his house. Then, the Buddha delivered sermons about the benefits of metta. As the result, the warrior became sota¯panna-ariya. The Buddha also went out and stopped in front of the house of another warrior.
The Buddha then delivered sermons as before and the warrior also became sotpanna-ariya at the end. The two warriors apologized to each other and the Buddha then recounted his past life in solving a disagreement.
The story was about a dragon and garuda in the term of Bayarnathi King Bramadat. At that time, the Buddha-to-be was a hermit and delivered a sermon about the benefits of Loving-Friendliness to the dragon and garuda. Finally, they became friends and lived in unity.
The Buddha taught how to control conflict by practising the metta. According to 550 Jataka stories, only the metta can bring peace among the community.
The unscrupulous persons locked the door of an office that did not join CDM, blocked the public roads with car tyres, trees, concrete blocks and set fire to the car tyres. They also destroyed the CCTVs, vehicles and also attacked the security forces. Although they shout out democracy, they brazenly commit destructive elements that run against democracy culture.
The outbreak of fighting among the organizations, groups or peoples and wars between the countries can only cause damages and difficulties and there would indeed be no benefits in loki (worldly affairs) and lokuttara (the way to escape from worldly desires and attachments).
There would be disagreements among the individuals and community due to the different opinions. That can cause criticisms, threats, fighting and riots through disagreement.
Although the State of Emergency was declared under Section 417 of the Constitution, the people including the youths take to the streets to protest. Some government staff join the CDM movement. It can also be seen the normal protests are escalated into riots in various ways in some places of the country.
Civil services personnel
The anti-government groups also commit various Social Bullying like incitement or social punishment against the government staff to fail in their duties via social media and their surroundings.
The unscrupulous persons locked the door of an office that did not join CDM, blocked the public roads with car tyres, trees, concrete blocks and set fire to the car tyres. They also destroyed the CCTVs, vehicles and also attacked the security forces. Although they shout out democracy, they brazenly commit destructive elements that run against democracy culture. They create public dissension just holding the case of Tatmadaw’s takeover.
They instigate to lose unity among the ethnic nationals living in Myanmar. They mislead the people something they know to be false. They intentionally attempt to persuade the protest crowd to criticize and fight each other. Such doings are the ones that are not conformity to democracy and law.
Therefore, Myanmar Police Force released a statement to take action against those who lead the protests under the law.
According to democratic nature, everyone has their rights to opinions, decision, feeling and stance. These differences are the different essences of democracy and so the people should know its value.
Therefore, people should take lessons from the past like getting negative things from the instigation and should do good things for others with great goodwill or love to reach a perfect future.