Ben wrote:Sad news.
Thanks David for sharing it.
Dan74 wrote:He echoes some of the concerns expressed in The Broken Buddha. I've heard a number of other Thai monks speak of good monks being "spoiled" by the pampering of the lay devotees. Of course not all do. Some are genuinely grateful and convert this gratitude into an increased sense of responsibility to their practice.
The question to me is whether there is a reform that would be more conducive to good practice and solid ethics.
bazzaman wrote:The former Ven. Dr. Mettanando wrote an article , published in the Bangkok Post, entitled "How the Buddha Died". I happened to read the Post that day, and remember being very impressed by it. The attempt to diagnose the cause of death based upon scriptural descriptions of the symptoms appealed to my love of detective novels.
I later read that there was a lot of criticism of this article by some Buddhist organisations on the ground that it was disrespectful of the Buddha.
Here's a link to the article:
Viriya wrote: Dr. Mano Laohavanich was nearly solely responsible for maintaining my faith in the Thai monastic sangha.
Viriya wrote:I am truly saddened to hear this. Dr. Mano Laohavanich was nearly solely responsible for maintaining my faith in the Thai monastic sangha.
cooran wrote:He left after failing to reform Dhammakaya movement.
David N. Snyder wrote:cooran wrote:He left after failing to reform Dhammakaya movement.
I'm sure he has his reasons, but I wonder why he just didn't go to a different temple / organization [Nikaya] and remain a bhikkhu.
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