What is Buddhism?

Siddharta Gautama, also known as Sakyamuni and later known as Buddha, was the founder of Buddhism. His birthday is celebrated with the name "Buddha Poornima," which is believed to be born at the time of Poornima, which means full moon.

The name Siddharta means "one who achieves his goals and ideals," and the Buddha name given to him by his disciples means "enlightened one." Archaeologists deny his existence, but evidence suggests that he did exist.

Buddhism is different from many other faith traditions in that it is not centered on the relationship between humans and a high god. Buddhists do not believe in a personal creator God. In a sense, Buddhism is more than a religion; it is a tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development.

To many, it is more of a philosophy and a humanistic way of life which can be summed up as striving to lead a moral life; being aware of one ‘s thoughts and actions; and developing wisdom, compassion, and understanding. The key principles with which are briefly outlined below.

Buddhists are not idol worshipers. In Buddhism, other people often consider Buddhism to be idolatrous, sinful, and so on. 

"The statue we bow down to is only a visualization of the Buddha's symbol, we bow only to respect the" reward "of the Buddha who has become." Teacher "(not God). We should respect the red and white flag to honor the" tip "of heroes, not idolize fallen heroes.

Rohingya issues in Myanmar

Cases involving violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar happened a long time ago. Not only the Rohingya Muslims, almost all ethnic minorities in Myanmar experience the same oppression.

The issue of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is closely related to Buddhists. The point of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is closely related to Buddhists. As we know that most of Myanmar's population is Buddhist, and Muslims are very minority there.

Most Rakhine residents see the Rohingya as rivals in terms of finding work and for opportunities for entrepreneurship. From political problems, Rakhine residents feel that the Rohingya have betrayed them because they did not vote for the majority political party of the local population.

“So, you could say, Buddhists' dislike of the Rohingya is not only a matter of religion but is driven by political and economic issues," someone said.

 That is exacerbated by the Myanmar government's stance instead of encouraging reconciliation, but instead supporting Buddhist fundamentalist groups. Buddhists in the world themselves condemn the violence perpetrated by hardline groups in Myanmar. 

In 2014, the Dalai Lama asked Buddhists to stop violence in Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

Humanistic Buddhism

The typical values that various Buddhism schools associate with humanism center on empathy and the inherent dignity of all people and compassion and the importance of prompting humanistic action, namely, the deep respect for human rights.

Humanistic Buddhism has been described as focusing on caring for the living, working for others' benefit, compassion, and altruism. It is concerned with benefiting others rather than oneself.

Buddhist humanism is expressed through actions that contribute to society's welfare, human rights, world peace, and social justice. It is an essentially optimistic belief in humans' core dignity and their ability to transform themselves positively.

How do Buddhists create peace?

After looking at the Rohingya issues done by Buddhists in Myanmar, it is especially interesting that Buddhist proponents of anti-Muslim discourse often assert that Myanmar is under threat from Muslims precisely Buddhism is, say, a uniquely peaceful and tolerant religion.

They argue that the Rohingya are illegal immigrants who promote an exclusive religion and preaching to conquer culture through conversion and marriage. 

Thus, some Buddhist leaders in Myanmar exploit the same presumption of uniform tolerance and peacefulness, making many Westerners uniquely surprised by Buddhist violence.

According to the author, everyone who is Buddhist has a different character. Some are against the rules, and some are obedient. Not all Buddhists are wrong; maybe only those who don't understand the meaning of just and civilized humanity.

As the Dalai Lama said, "I call on Buddhists in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, to imagine the face of the Buddha before they commit crimes. Buddha teaches love and compassion. If Buddha is there, he will protect Muslims from attacks by Buddhists."

From that statement, we know that Buddhism also has very noble teachings. They teach that if we want peace within us, everyone must be contemplated to bring life in a happy direction.