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Dalai Lama spokesman comments on attack on church in Bangladesh

MOSCOW, August 7. The people who attacked the Baptist church in Bangladesh cannot be called Buddhists, since violence contradicts the teachings of the Buddha, Honorary Representative of the 14th Dalai Lama in Russia, the CIS countries and Mongolia, the Supreme Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche told RIA Novosti. Buddhist radicals damaged the building of a tribal Baptist church in Bangladesh, threatening reprisals with its parishioners in order to force them to convert to Buddhism. Christian residents of the village of Suandrapara in the Rangamati region of India fled after the attack on the church. Representative of the Dalai Lama in Russia took office “In every religious community, it seems to me, there are always a handful of people who use religion for their own interests for political, social, economic or personal reasons. Those who incite violence and hatred, cannot be called Buddhists, since the act of violence itself is fundamentally contrary to the teachings of Buddha, “Rinpoche noted. He stressed that this also applies to other religions. In his opinion, it is wrong to call a group of embittered people Buddhists, “since they do not represent the Buddhist majority at the national and global levels.” if such violence and hatred are encouraged. Every country has the rule of law, and the Baptist Church must take proper procedures and sue these people for the damage caused, “said a spokesman for the Dalai Lama. “I am not a Buddhist, but a party member”: what Tibetan monks are really taught


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