Sometimes it is amazing to read about what people will do to help others. Chinese activist Ye Haiyan volunteered for two and a half days as a prosititute to highlight the plight of sex workers as well as to understand better their situation. She then went on to write about it on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter.
In a sense she is a Bodhisattva. But whether this is the only recourse she had to help them is another story.
What is important is that there are people out there trying to make a difference, whether you hear about them or not. The media covers very few newsworthy stories and most are insignificant to making the world a better place.
Vietnam has decided to send monks to the Spratly Islands to lay claim to the Islands as their territory. But why not just send civilians? And I don’t think much of monks who would agree to go over probably knowing full well why their task is. It isn’t Buddhism and Buddhism has nothing to do with this.
It is a human shield in not so much as a disguise. Atrocious.