Bangladesh monks are migrating to Sri Lanka due to pressure from Muslims.

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Bangladesh monks are migrating to Sri Lanka due to pressure from Muslims.

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Bangladesh monks are migrating to Sri Lanka due to pressure from Muslims.

Bangladesh Buddhist monk interviewed by a Sri Lankan channel.
This Bangladesh monk is now living in Sri Lanka speaks fluent Sinhalese.
It appears less than 1% of the population are Buddhists.
According to this monk, Muslims are destroying the Buddhist temples.


You can listen to this monk is singing a song about his parents.
It is important to note that monks are not allowed to sing like this.
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SarathW wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:14 pm Bangladesh monks are migrating to Sri Lanka due to pressure from Muslims.

Bangladesh Buddhist monk interviewed by a Sri Lankan channel.
This Bangladesh monk is now living in Sri Lanka speaks fluent Sinhalese.
It appears less than 1% of the population are Buddhists.
According to this monk, Muslims are destroying the Buddhist temples.


You can listen to this monk is singing a song about his parents.
It is important to note that monks are not allowed to sing like this.
So was he reprimanded by other monks? Why this monk act like this?
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So was he reprimanded by other monks? Why this monk act like this?
Do you mean about singing?
Perhaps this could be a Bangladesh tradition or he did not know that he is violating the monks' code (Vinaya).
I am not sure whether singing is an act of reprimand for a monk.
Someone with the knowledge of Vinaya can answer this question.
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SarathW wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:02 am
So was he reprimanded by other monks? Why this monk act like this?
Do you mean about singing?
Perhaps this could be a Bangladesh tradition or he did not know that he is violating the monks' code (Vinaya).
I am not sure whether singing is an act of reprimand for a monk.
Someone with the knowledge of Vinaya can answer this question.
I don't know if it's in Vinaya. But it's certainly a thing that the Buddha would advice against.
https://suttacentral.net/an3.107 wrote: “Singing is regarded as wailing in the training of the Noble One. Dancing is regarded as madness. Too much laughter, showing the teeth, is regarded as childish. So break off singing and dancing; and when you’re appropriately pleased, it’s enough to simply smile.”
https://suttacentral.net/an5.209 wrote: “Mendicants, there are these five drawbacks in reciting with a drawn-out singing sound. What five? You relish the sound of your own voice. Others relish the sound of your voice. Householders complain: ‘These ascetics, followers of the Sakyan, sing just like us!’ When you’re enjoying the melody, your immersion breaks up. Those who come after follow your example. These are the five drawbacks in reciting with a drawn-out singing sound.”
https://suttacentral.net/dn1 wrote: ‘He refrains from dancing, singing, music, and seeing shows.’
...
‘There are some ascetics and brahmins who, while enjoying food given in faith, still engage in seeing shows. This includes such things as dancing, singing, music, performances, and storytelling ...
"Then the Teacher, being sympathetic, and having compassion for the whole world,
said to me, “Come, monk!” That was my ordination.
Staying alone in the wilderness, meditating tirelessly,
I have completed what the Teacher taught, just as the victor advised me.

In the first watch of the night, I recollected my past lives.
In the middle watch of the night, I purified my clairvoyance.
In the last watch of the night, I shattered the mass of darkness."
- KN Thag 12.2
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lavantien wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:56 am
SarathW wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:02 am
So was he reprimanded by other monks? Why this monk act like this?
Do you mean about singing?
Perhaps this could be a Bangladesh tradition or he did not know that he is violating the monks' code (Vinaya).
I am not sure whether singing is an act of reprimand for a monk.
Someone with the knowledge of Vinaya can answer this question.
I don't know if it's in Vinaya. But it's certainly a thing that the Buddha would advice against.
https://suttacentral.net/an3.107 wrote: “Singing is regarded as wailing in the training of the Noble One. Dancing is regarded as madness. Too much laughter, showing the teeth, is regarded as childish. So break off singing and dancing; and when you’re appropriately pleased, it’s enough to simply smile.”
https://suttacentral.net/an5.209 wrote: “Mendicants, there are these five drawbacks in reciting with a drawn-out singing sound. What five? You relish the sound of your own voice. Others relish the sound of your voice. Householders complain: ‘These ascetics, followers of the Sakyan, sing just like us!’ When you’re enjoying the melody, your immersion breaks up. Those who come after follow your example. These are the five drawbacks in reciting with a drawn-out singing sound.”
https://suttacentral.net/dn1 wrote: ‘He refrains from dancing, singing, music, and seeing shows.’
...
‘There are some ascetics and brahmins who, while enjoying food given in faith, still engage in seeing shows. This includes such things as dancing, singing, music, performances, and storytelling ...
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"They take untruth for truth; they take truth for untruth; such persons can never arrive at the truth, for they hold wrong views." - Dhammapada 1:11

"Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions." - Proverbs 18:2
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