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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Buddhist Peace Fellowship Statement on Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath

Here is part of BPF's statement:

BPF encourages all of our chapters and dharma centers across the world to contribute to emergency relief efforts as soon as possible. Two organizations that we highly recommend are the American Red Cross and America’s Second Harvest (see information below). And we bow deeply in recognition of all the people who are working tirelessly in these efforts: military personnel, nonprofit organziations, and civilians. They are true bodhisattvas.



1 Comments:

Blogger Zen Unbound said...

Frankly, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship's statement is weird.

They say "The Buddhist Peace Fellowship sends our thoughts and prayers to all those who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina, especially the citizens of New Orleans."

While New Orleans very understandably is the focus of interest by the media, Mississippians suffering is not somehow less worthy that Louisianans. How weird. What if BPF had said the equivalent: "The Buddhist Peace Fellowship sends our thoughts and prayers to all those who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina, but not not so much to Mississippians." Wouldn't that clearly be strange? And yet, that is exactly what they are saying!

Also, all those who are helping those hurt by the Katrina catastrope ARE NOT bohisattvas, of course.

BPF is sloppy to the point where it undermines its effectiveness.

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