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Monks in private jets pass test
« on: June 18, 2013, 08:09:43 am »


The National Office of Buddhism insists monks boarding a private jet, wearing sunglasses and using luxury items
is not a serious breach of monastic rules, but it is inappropriate.
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Re: Monks in private jets pass test
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 09:24:37 am »
I just drove two monks for a combined 30 hours in a minivan. Certainly not as luxurious as a private jet, but I hope they felt comfortable and cared for. 
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Re: Monks in private jets pass test
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 07:17:04 pm »
When people would know the benefit of walking they would even join a monk/nun/ascetic on a walk for a while. But since people are so addicted to comfort, it gives them rise to pity if they see somebody walk. Annoyed that such exists they take up charity and would never think to work on their addiction rather to share it which all.

Btw, I have not seen many "good" monks not flying around... car, plane, jet, blue, luxory, for a good, for comfort... rules are easy and made for the not so smart. But a "hero" will know it better: "For you I do wrong, its for even it is not ok... "

I read funny comments about taking a ride, as it would be allowed if one is sick. They even estimate themselves as sick, to sick to walk one or ten miles...

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Re: Monks in private jets pass test
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 07:32:26 pm »
If monks had plenty of time for walking, there is much one can learn from such a walk. But this specific walk was over 700 miles (1126 km). I think it is unreasonable to expect all monks to walk to all destinations all of the time, especially when they have other duties to attend to.

Hanzze, you have gifted us with many snide remarks and criticisms, all the while proclaiming yourself to be a superior practitioner. These are the teachings of Mara, yet you claim to be an Arahant. I suggest you focus on your own practice, and let me be responsible for mine.

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Re: Monks in private jets pass test
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 07:54:18 pm »
So what is the purpose of Monk?

I beg with you that I am faster by walking as a jet. And 1126 km is not so fare, cont the miles one walks back and forward and in rounds all the time. Not to speak how many people you would meet along the way personal and on a level Dhamma can meet. Believe me, there is no such meeting which would even meet a small part of the same value,

"These are the teachings of Mara, yet you claim to be an Arahant." Funny ideas you have, are they self-made, or do you like to hand over the guiltiness to Mara on it.

You post will be yours, don't worry I will not steal your ideas. On yes, you are responsible for yours.

Maybe you meet to much with car driving comport monks and nuns. So no wonder that there is subtle irritation all the time. The delete bottom does not really help, but makes it just more worse. That's basic.

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Re: Monks in private jets pass test
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 10:20:36 pm »
but it is inappropriate.


Totally agree. The sunglasses do not match. Perhaps they should be issued with 'google glass' proto types so we can keep an eye on them?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass

Maybe you wish to set us a better example? I for one could use the example.
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In some countries state sponsored Buddhism or rather Buddhism sponsored state exists. In some places the safest place to do drug deals is the local accommodating temple. These are the issues to tackle perhaps? I again look to you for inspiration. 

If you consider this an example of harsh speech, I will report myself to 'the moderators' . . . please be kind to me . . .  :hug:

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Re: Re: Monks in private jets pass test
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 11:03:12 pm »
Hanzze my friend i rarely post on here as i feel that my comments or thoughts are something to keep to myself and that as a begginner buddhist i dont have a lot to contribute ....i read a lot of your posts and wonder why you are on a buddhist forum .....are you genuinely buddhist or just lonely ? i hope you can overcome the bitterness you seem to feel towards others at times my friend
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Re: Monks in private jets pass test
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 06:42:05 am »
Thank your reef  :hug: I thought nobody loves me... now I guess I will be able to overcome the OP.

 


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