David N. Snyder wrote:Some monks and abbots do. I went to a Thai temple once and it happened to be the abbot's birthday. There were piles of presents and most of them were wrapped, so I have no idea what they could have been? It looked a little too materialistic for my taste. I suppose they could have been some essentials, but with the wrapping paper it could have been anything.
LauraJ wrote:That is interesting. I admit, if I were practicing under an abbot I would want to give a gift on his birthday.