Fiat, using Manjushri’s sword and letting light in…

The worsthorse also reports that the Dalai Lama is contributing his marketable image to Aung San Suu Kyi’s plight. All this amid the ending of her house arrest and subsequent release by Burmese authorities over the weekend begs certain questions; namely, what happens now? and, is she free to continue her challenge of the junta?

Wildmind offers up a nice background piece on the situation and how it got to where it is. Also, readers might be interested in what Berkeley Zen Center’s vice abbot, Alan Sanauke has to say:

There must be an honest and irreversible process of dialogue involving Aung San Suu Kyi, the National League for Democracy, all the embattled ethnic groups, and the junta itself towards a clear goal of democracy and national reconciliation. Anything short of such deliberations is simply the continuation of the junta’s business as usual — the business of theft, fraud, impoverishment, and systematic violence. We cannot allow these policies to shadow the lives of our Burmese sisters and brothers.

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