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Former US President Bill Clinton turns to Buddhism - Dhamma Wheel

Former US President Bill Clinton turns to Buddhism

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Former US President Bill Clinton turns to Buddhism

Postby plwk » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:54 pm

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According to thebuddhism.net news site, in an article dated January 10th, 2013, former US President Bill Clinton has hired his own personal Buddhist monk to teach him how to properly meditate.

Bill is learning to meditate and has reportedly turned to a vegan diet as well. All this change has apparently been influenced by his recent heart scare where in February 2004 when he was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City because he started experiencing some awful chest pains.
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Re: Former US President Bill Clinton turns to Buddhism

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Re: Former US President Bill Clinton turns to Buddhism

Postby yawares » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:28 pm

Dear Members,

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"Hiring a bhikkhu" is lingering in my mind , so I search yahoo :

Bhikkhu Pāṭimokkha
The Bhikkhus' Code of Discipline
[Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu © 2007–2013]


18. Should any bhikkhu accept gold and silver, or have it accepted, or consent to its being deposited (near him), it is to be forfeited and confessed.

19. Should any bhikkhu engage in various types of monetary exchange, it (the income) is to be forfeited and confessed.

20. Should any bhikkhu engage in various types of trade, it (the article obtained) is to be forfeited and confessed.

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Re: Former US President Bill Clinton turns to Buddhism

Postby Anagarika » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:22 pm

I believe this story was corrected after its first publishing, that former Pres. Clinton as not retained a Buddhist monk or teacher. One of his spokesperson stated that he has modified his lifestyle after his heart attack, but that he has not retained a Buddhist teacher.

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