Buddhist thoughts on dating
Those who try to make use of the good name of the Buddha for their own personal advantage must remember that the Buddha was the Supremely Enlightened One who had gone beyond all worldly concerns.
There is an inherent problem of trying to intermingle religion with politics.
In some cases it was done once, in others three times, thus anticipating the practice of Parliament in requiring that a bill be read a third time before it becomes law.
If the discussion showed a difference of opinion, it was to be settled by the vote of the majority through balloting.
The basis of religion is morality, purity and faith, while that for politics is power.
In the course of history, religion has often been used to give legitimacy to those in power and their exercise of that power.
Until today very member of the Sangha is to abide by the Rule of Law which governs and guides their conduct.
Firstly, the Buddha spoke about the equality of all human beings long before Abraham Lincoln, and that classes and castes are artificial barriers erected by society.
He also dissuaded King Ajatasattu from attacking the Kingdom of the Vajjis.
The Buddha discussed the importance and the prerequisites of a good government.
He who renounces both victory and defeat is happy and peaceful.' Not only did the Buddha teach non-violence and peace, He was perhaps the first and only religious teacher who went to the battlefield personally to prevent the outbreak of a war.
He diffused tension between the Sakyas and the Koliyas who were about to wage war over the waters of Rohini.