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Monks bashed in monastery attack

Postby zavk » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:13 pm

http://www.theage.com.au/national/monks ... -oaad.html

Eight men have assaulted two Buddhist monks and stolen religious books, cash and passports in an attack on a monastery in Adelaide, police say.

Just after 2am (CDST) this morning two car loads of men arrived at the Waterloo Corner monastery and smashed their way into one of the rooms.

A police spokeswoman said they assaulted two of the monks and stole a large black suitcase with cash, passports, a statue of Buddha and religious books.

The victims suffered minor facial injuries and were treated at the nearby Lyell McEwin Hospital.

AAP



Not clear what kind of Buddhist monastery it was.
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Re: Monks bashed in monastery attack

Postby Ben » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:00 am

Its shocking.
I hope the perpetrators are apprehended.
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Re: Monks bashed in monastery attack

Postby bodom » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:34 am

That is very sad.

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Re: Monks bashed in monastery attack

Postby Guy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:02 am

What use would such people have with religious books?
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4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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Re: Monks bashed in monastery attack

Postby appicchato » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:13 am

Guy wrote:What use would such people have with religious books?


Sell them...
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Re: Monks bashed in monastery attack

Postby BlackBird » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:32 am

Guy wrote:What use would such people have with religious books?


Well put.
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

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Re: Monks bashed in monastery attack

Postby baratgab » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:13 pm

Poor perpetrators. It must be like hell to live with a mind like that. :(
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