Case 55-2020: Buddhist Pali Education and Research Trust
Dear Prosecutor, Ambassador and Human Rights Defenders of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights, regarding Case 55-2020 on “Buddhist Pali Education and Research Trust”, on October 9 of 2020, it is hereby recorded that the trial to analyze the violation of Buddhist Ethics carried out by the accused has been concluded. This Case has been carried out as a consequence of the bad behavior of Ravi Bevinagidad (Pabbajjoravitipalivijjamuniyo), individual representative of “Buddhist Pali Education and Research Trust” which is an institutional member of the United Buddhist Nations Organization.
After the analysis of the presentation of the Case and the validation of evidence, the voting of four Jury members has taken place, confirming that all of them have affirmed that the accusation for the serious crime of Misbehavior against the Dharma by the “Buddhist Pali Education and Research Trust & Ravi Bevinagidad” is “Just”.
The International Buddhist Ethics Committee has been able to verify that “Buddhist Pali Education and Research Trust & Ravi Bevinagidad” have violated the Buddhist Ethics by expressing insane and insulting comments against the Buddhist Dharma. This illegal action was carried out as a result of a clear psychotic outbreak of the accused. Furthermore, during the Ethical Trial, the accused presented as his Defense an attack on the Maha Sangha of the UBNO, claiming that it is not composed of true Buddhists because it uses Sanskrit words. This not only shows an absolute irrationality on the part of the accused, but also a clear act of Language Discrimination.
Obviously speaking in Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese or Vietnamese does not make someone a Buddhist person. It is confirmed that Being a Buddhist is to follow the path of Enlightened Life through the Union with Truth (Dharma).
The International Buddhist Ethics Committee has the Purpose (Dharma) to protect the integrity of the International Spiritual Commune (Maha-Sangha), developing an advanced ethics that teaches to behave according to the highest spiritual standards, both for individuals and for Buddhist institutions. Thus, the Maitriyana movement will never endorse the fact that a Buddhist institution violates the integrity of the Dharma or performs discriminatory acts. The International Buddhist Ethics Committee oversees that the members of the World Sangha do not violate ethics, human rights and Buddhist teachings, reason why the “Buddhist Pali Education and Research Trust & Ravi Bevinagidad” has been sentenced as Responsible for Discrimination and Misconduct against the Dharma. Therefore, its expulsion as an institutional member of the United Buddhist Nations Organization and the World Association of Theravada is immediately ordered.
With spirit of reconciliation (maitri),
Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee