Dear Dhamma friends We would like to know your point of view that whether Budhhist Monks should learn English or not in Burma.Most of the monks in Burma can not learn English as a subject.Some monks can learn English only if they can study at the Buddhist Universities otherwise Burmese monks have no chance to learn.We would like to request state Sangha Mahanayaka(The head of monks)to allow the monks learning English officially. English Language is very important to spread Dhamma and to let know the world that BuddhaÂ´s teachings such es the four Brahmavihara which totally in need in the world, Metta(universal-love)Karuna(compassion)Mudita(Sympathy)Upekkha(Equanimity or Let to be) can bring peace for the world family.Especially Metta,the universal-love is the practice of non-violence which is wellknown word of the world but Metta has much more deeper meanings such es benevolence and Kind-heartedness then non-violence.There are a lot of such deep teachings in Buddhism but only Burmese and Pali Language we can not express and reveal the value of BuddhaÂ´s teachings to the world.Now a day many Burmese monks travelling from country to country and then they realize that how important english language is but still blocked Burma is not allow the monks to learn it.English is not any more dog language as conservative monks thinking but now international network tool.In around 1965 Mahagandayun Sayadaw,Ashin Janakabhivamsa the great monk for the peace said that for the new generation English will be in need in the world thatÂ´s why Burmese monk should learn it but now over 40 years already but MasterÂ´s word is not yet alive.Please sign if you support and agree our petition.We will send this to the state Sangha Mahanayaka and we will also collect letters from international SanghaÂ´s opinion. Please sign Now! with Metta Monks English Learning Campaign
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Visakha Kawasaki, Sri Lanka6 years ago Comments: Pali is the language of Theravada Buddhism and in the 21st century, English is the language of international Buddhism.
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