Letter: Buddhist tolerance

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Sir: It is quite understandable if some sensitive Buddhists should have been offended by the irresponsible and disrespectful words referring to the Buddha that were uttered by a political leader at the recent Conservative Party conference in Blackpool ('Buddhists angered by Major's insult', Letters, 12 October).

The Buddha has advised his disciples not to bear malice or suffer heart-burning or feel ill will if outsiders should speak in dispraise of Him. As His disciples, with dignity and tolerance, Buddhists should have pity on such ignorant people.

Yours sincerely,

W. RAHULA

London, W4

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