|Where are my heroes after raping and killing each other and our enemies? (Invisible War)|
|I'll kill you, you stupid &$#@%head! - Don't, I'm injured (Johnathan Hobin/In the Playroom)|
Yodhajiva the headman went to see the [Buddha]. Having bowed, he sat respectfully to one side. While sitting there, he said to the Blessed One: "Venerable sir, I have heard that it has been passed down by the ancient teaching lineage of warriors (the kshatriya caste) that:
|(David Swanson/War is a Lie)|
"What does the Blessed One have to say about that?"
"Enough, headman! Set that aside. Do not ask this question."
But a second time and a third time Yodhajiva the headman asked.
"Headman, apparently I have not been able to get by saying, 'Enough, headman! Set that aside. Do not ask this question.' So I will answer directly: When a warrior strives and exerts in battle, his mind is already seized, debased, and misdirected by the thought (intention): 'May these beings be struck down, slaughtered, annihilated, utterly destroyed! May they cease to exist!'
|"Fight War, Not Wars" (tcdailyplanet.net)|
"But if he holds such a view as this: 'When a warrior strives and exerts in battle, if others strike him down and slay him while he is striving and exerting in battle, with the breakup of the body, after death, he is reborn in the company of light beings slain in battle,' that is his wrong view (miccha ditthi, the antithesis of right view).
|Kill and keep killing till we tell you to stop!!|
When this was said, Yodhajiva the headman burst into tears and sobbed. [The Buddha then said:] "That is what I could not get by you saying, 'Enough, headman! Set that aside. Do not ask me that.'"
Part I: America's glorious "Invisible War" - women in the barracks