Thai Theravadin monks and money

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A fool from HK
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Re: Thai Theravadin monks and money

Postby A fool from HK » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:41 am

SarathW wrote:My real concern here is the prosperity of the Sasana (Sangha organisation)
In Sri Lanka many people do not respect monks.
Even if they pretend to respect the monks, they talk behind their back.
The reason is we know that many of the monks are not virtues.
Many monks break the third and the fifth precept.
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3rd precept........where did the women come from for them to break the precept?
That is very sad, I thought Theravada countries are better.....

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appicchato
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Re: Thai Theravadin monks and money

Postby appicchato » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:40 am

...3rd precept........where did the women come from for them to break the precept?


People (often) call others who do bad things 'animals'...ha!...they (every last one of them) are saints compared to the madness we get up to...

ps...3rd precept?...a day's reading of world (and local) news will quickly put that (and monks using money) into perspective...

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Re: Thai Theravadin monks and money

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:41 am

A fool from HK wrote:3rd precept........where did the women come from for them to break the precept?
That is very sad, I thought Theravada countries are better.....

Monks don't need a woman to break the 3rd precept.

They can also do it all by themselves.
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