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Title: Monk apologizes for shoplifting jerky
Post by: Dharmakara on April 24, 2014, 06:27:32 pm
A Buddhist monk in Nantou County apologized for disregarding the Buddhist tradition of strict adherence to vegetarianism when he was reportedly caught shoplifting packets of beef jerky at a convenience store last week.

After his arrest on shoplifting charges, the 60-year-old reportedly said: “It was the covetous desire inside me, I am very sorry, I have let Lord Buddha down.”

“I don’t know why, but lately I had this craving for meat,” he reportedly said when questioned by police.

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Title: Re: Monk apologizes for shoplifting jerky
Post by: moonbeam on April 24, 2014, 08:34:12 pm
Very sad. :( I hope it works out for him.
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