Split within the sangha: different feedbacks towards the Myanmar successful stroke

Parmaukkha, a Burmese monk known for his ua-nationalist stance, commented that Burmese “that can think of the future will not object against the present [junta] federal government”. He warranted his declaration on the property that the Aung San Suu Kyi led National League for Freedom (NLD) is a grave risk to Buddhism and also ethnic Bamar. The …

He is one of the fiercest doubters of the army junta as well as in the months since his arrest, a number of other monasteries have actually been robbed with the junta targeting monks that led anti-coup demonstrations. A considerable number of monks who participated in the Saffron Revolution have been sent to prison or sent out into expatriation, with the sangha in a much weakened state to phase one more round of anti-military protest. As the sangha shed its patron with the taking down of Burmese monarchy throughout the British colonial rule, monks became dependent upon normal, mainly Buddhist Bamar populations for alms-giving and also temple donations. As well as in 2017, Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most adored monks, quoted from “The Triumph of Dutthagamani” throughout a preaching for military policemans with the former suggesting that the murders of non-Buddhist was justified. When General That Pon came under fire for contributing USD $20,000 to Buddha Dhamma Prahita Foundation (successor of the MaBaTha), he defended himself by claiming that he was simply contributing to monks for charity, suggesting he was acting in the interDests of the Buddhist belief.