- Da Lama Kh.Byambajav, Secretary General of ABCP, Gandantegchenling Monastery, Ulaanbaatar-38, Mongolia 16040
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Second ABCP General Conference,
Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka,
23-27 April 1972,
The knowledge we gathered during our deliberations about the new air war that is on escalation towards its ecocidal stage made us the more bitter over already intolerable crime of war, firstly of aggression, secondly, of fundamental rights of the peoples of Indo China to their self-determination, sovereignty, freedom and national unity, and lastly, of its unprecedented scopes of genocide.
The knowledge that Asian Buddhists are being forced to fight fellow Buddhists by the factful and cunning inspired strategy made us firm in the conviction that the war in Indo China is one that disrespected against the 'Triple Gem' which should never have been attempted by any other forces for which Nixon is responsible.
The knowledge that the war in Vietnam was Vietnamised and expanded into the war in Indo China, and the war in Indo china was Indo-Chininised and expanded to the war in Asia. This war in Asia being made us quite aware that we, Asian Buddhists, should unite to resist and arrest the warmongers to all point of their attending provocation either politically or economically towards the Asianised war of aggression and of their postulation of religions for their evil ends.
The knowledge that the war in Indo China is not at all being de-escalated in spite of all those 'Peace Pose' including the certain number of ground forces and that the war is becoming a secret, automated, mechanised, electronised, and after all amoral-less air war which does not discriminate in its killing and destruction men from animals, children from grown-ups nor military targets that we should place ourselves on the side of the sufferers of atrocity but not that of the givers of suffering.
The knowledge that the peoples in Indo China have been united, struggling for their just cause and their heroic struggle is to fight the cause of ours which is to establish eternal peace on earth by arresting the worst war criminals and their allies in the world made us also united in view that unity must be to all of us and this alone is the power capable of repulsing and overcoming the onslaught of the brutal, cold-blooded mechanical and sheer violence ever exorted in our history.
(1.) Let the Asian Buddhists compel America to stop aggression by overcoming a difference of the doctrines and political ideologies, making a suffering of the Buddhists of the Indo China as our own, and uniting firmly;
(2.) Clarifying the deceptive nature of the eight-point proposal of the President Nixon, it should be made plain that is very important to give overall support to the 7-point initiatives of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam, in particular, following two-point proposal made on 2 February 1972.
We, the representatives of Asian Buddhists striving for the promotion of peace gathered here at the University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Ceylon for the second conference of the Asian Buddhist Committee for promoting peace to discuss the situation facing peoples in Asia and to find the way to establish permanent peace in this part of the world.
The Lord Buddha in one of his utterances said, "as if a mother, risking her life, protect her only child, it is necessary to give risk to a boundless compassion to all being, also give risk to a spirit of boundless compassion to the world," which justifies how the attitude of the fellow brethren, who are struggling against aggressive deeds of America to gain victory for peace and independence of the people of Indo China and endeavouring to defend Buddhist belief, is faithful to the teachings of the Buddhism.
We find the burning questions of the war in Indo China is undoubtedly the gravest for all of us, and thus we get a special commission to examine the situation around Indo China.