Talk:Buddhism in Sri Lanka

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66.143.243.240 21:45, 6 September 2006 (UTC)crystal

Edits 19-20 Jan 07[edit]

The edits made on 19-20 January 2007 added some useful information to the page, but also deleted some valid information. It also added a very large section to the article that consisted primarily of critique of Buddhism as practiced in Sri Lanka. Such a segment is inherently NPOV if it is presented without reference or context as though it were the view of the article that Buddhism in Sri Lanka is 'wrong'. If the author would provide sources for these critiques, and present them as the views of a specific group or interest, then they might be acceptable in part as an addition to the article. As it stands, I think the article would be better suited with more descriptive information about Buddhism in Sri Lanka, rather than proscriptive critiques. --Clay Collier 08:55, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Can the authour provide verification of pt 3 in special characteristics? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.101.101.208 (talkcontribs)

I've just removed the entire section- it was really not very well focused on Sri Lankan Buddhism (in that several of the points, such as regarding rituals and the making of merit are equally applicable to any Buddhist tradition), and the points that remained lacked citations. WP:ATTRIBUTE clearly applies here. --Clay Collier 14:03, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

I have removed the section regarding 'heresies' as Sri Lankan Buddhists do not support the concept of spiritual elitism, and are encouraged to respect rather than degrade the beliefs and traditions of others.

Population Stats[edit]

A variety of vandals have been swinging by this page to change the statistics on the percentage of Sri Lanka's population that is Buddhist. If you're watching this page and see changes to the number, please take a minute to check that the number offered matches a cited value. The current citation is from the CIA world factbook, which indicates a percentage by population of 69.1%. Any change to that figure should be accompanied by an up-to-date, reliable reference source. --Clay Collier 07:56, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Could anyone please add this info to the article...[edit]

as I have only got a limited internet access.

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Jq_m9VpoqUkC&pg=PA35&lpg=PA35&dq=Materiality+and+merit+in+Sri+Lankan+Buddhist+Manuscripts&source=bl&ots=chTPZXRb6_&sig=Kp1P7tUDtVi3ZqIr1Xhm7uap3No&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=3&ct=result --202.173.190.40 (talk) 04:42, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

More about the Bodhisattva (Nātha)[edit]

BODHISATTVA AVALOKITESVARA FROM VEHERAGALA - Dr. Sarath Chandrajeewa, PhD ARAA. Hope this helps. Komitsuki (talk) 13:19, 12 March 2014 (UTC)