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10 Rogue Buddhists Who Went Overboard With Violence


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Unlike Christianity and Islam, Buddhism enjoys a largely pacific reputation in the West. It’s seen as a meditative religion of love, compassion, and serenity. A 2015 study even suggests that just being exposed to Buddhist words like “dharma” and “nirvana” reduces an individual’s prejudice. Ahimsa, or nonviolence, is central to Buddhism. To speak of “Buddhist violence” or “Buddhist terrorism” seems an oxymoron.


Sadly, the reality is that Buddhists are not immune to radically interpreting their scriptures. Here are the brutal exceptions who uncharacteristically chose to ignore or pervert the Buddha’s clear injunctions against violence in the name of religion.




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