Case 51-2019: Pankaj Shivram Padghan
Dear Prosecutor, Public Defender, Ambassador and Jury Members of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee (IBEC) & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights (BTHR), regarding Case 51-2019 about “Pankaj Shivram Padghan”, on July 15, 2019, it is hereby recorded that the trial has been concluded to analyze the violation of the Buddhist Ethics made by the accused. This Case has been carried out as a consequence of the Deepak Rao Case.
After analyzing the presentation of the Case and the validation of evidence, all Jury members voted, confirming that there were 7 votes for “Pankaj Shivram Padghan” as “Responsible” for the serious crime of Violation of Buddhist Ethics.
The International Buddhist Ethics Committee has been able to verify that “Pankaj Shivram Padghan” has not respected the integrity of the International Buddhist Sangha. First of all, there is the possibility that the accused is covering up insults, defamations and discrimination against Buddhism, all of which in the eyes of International Law constitutes Hate Speech. Secondly, there is the possibility that the accused may be inventing alleged attacks in order to hinder the development of the International Buddhist Sangha. Faced with these two possibilities, the members of the Jury concluded that Pankaj Shivram Padghan should be immediately suspended as a member of the Amitabha Buddhist Society, Maitriyana Buddhist University, the United Buddhist Nations Organization and the International Buddhist Ethics Committee. This suspension will be lifted after Pankaj Shivram Padghan has shown that he has learned the purity and duty of Buddhist Ethics and Human Rights.
The Maitriyana agrees with the teachings of Master Jesus, who affirmed that his disciples should be light of the world. The Jury members have the same duty and purpose according to Buddhist Law: they must always do good, they must stop doing evil, and they must purify themselves spiritually.
In conclusion, the International Buddhist Ethics Committee has the Purpose (Dharma) to protect the integrity of the International Spiritual Commune (Maha-Sangha), developing advanced ethics that teaches to behave according to the highest standards. Thus, the Maitriyana movement will never protect or cover up any member who attempts against the integrity of Spirituality, so that he or she will be judged and sentenced for his or her deviation from the Path.
The International Buddhist Ethics Committee supervises that Sangha members do not violate ethics, human rights and Buddhist teachings, so that “Pankaj Shivram Padghan” has been sentenced as Responsible for Violation of Buddhist Ethics. Therefore, the suspension of this member is declared, recommending that he continue with his ethical and spiritual formation before returning to become a part of the board of directors of the International Sangha.
With spirit of reconciliation (maitri),
Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Spiritual Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee