Monk Police in Thailand

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Re: Monk Police in Thailand

Postby Individual » Sun May 24, 2009 3:05 am

Ben wrote:
Individual wrote:The chief police monk said at one point in the video, "I really would like to kick your ass" to an offender. This is the Buddhist way?


Why not? All he is doing is expressing discomfort born from gross dhammas (frustration). By not following through with what he wants to do he is practicing restraint, patience, and compassion. Individual, being a buddhist doesn't mean that one no longer feels or is swayed by gross dhammas.
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Re: Monk Police in Thailand

Postby gavesako » Sun May 24, 2009 5:37 am

Individual wrote:
gavesako wrote:How fake monks are caught in Thailand and disrobed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWbU8Ehj ... r_embedded

It's a noble mission, but some of the monks might be extreme and misled by hatred.

The chief police monk said at one point in the video, "I really would like to kick your ass" to an offender. This is the Buddhist way?


He was talking to the fake monk primarily as holder of an administrative office, not as a monk (this happens often in the Buddhist hierarchy where the basic ideals of "being a samana" are forgotten and replaced by worldly standards).
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