SOME MONKS LIKE TO REWRITE BUDDHISM TO SUIT THEIR GREEDS (NEEDS). INSTEAD OF DHAMMA PREACHING, THEY WANT TO INDULGE THEMSELVES AND LIVE LIKE KINGS AND LORD OVER OTHERS LIKE EMPERORS.
IT’S AS IF BUDDHA GAVE UP HIS SEARCH FOR ENLIGHTENMENT AND WENT BACK TO BEING A PRINCE. EXCEPT THAT THESE MONKS HAVE NO ORIGINAL CLAIMS TO ROYALTY AT ALL.
THEIR CLAIM TO FAME OR RATHER RESPECT IS FROM LIVING A LIFE OF CELIBACY AND POVERTY, THE VERY VOWS THEY UNDERTOOK WHEN ENTERING PRIESTHOOD.
BREAKING THEIR ORIGINAL VOWS SO AS TO LIVE A LIFE OF LUXURY AND DECADENCE SIMPLY MEANS THEY SHOULD DISROBE AND BE LAYMEN AGAIN. NOBODY IS PREVENTING THEM FROM DISROBING. WHY LIVE A DOUBLE LIFE AND SMEAR THE REST OF THE GOOD MONKS AND BUDDHIST BELIEVERS?
NOTE: SEE BOTTOM ALSO. DUE TO THE ERRANT MONK IN THE NEWS STORY, OTHERS BIG GUYS (PROBABLY, TRUSTEES AND DIRECTORS AND HIS LACKEYS) WERE NOW IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW.
LESSON: OBEY THE LAWS.. PROTECT YOURSELF. DON’T GET ENTANGLED. DON’T MIX WITH THE WRONG CROWD. WHY BECOME THE SCAPEGOAT OR THE ACCESSORY? EATING OWN RICE, BUT LOOKING AFTER “R BARR’S”/OTHER’S CATTLE! (FOR FREE). AND GETTING INTO TROUBLE, IN THE BARGAIN.
THE BAD MONKS WOULD ALWAYS HARP THAT THE MONEYS ARE FOR THEIR USE OR THEIR MONEYS. THEY ARE PUBLIC MONEYS, NOT THEIR MONEYS, NOR FOR THEIR PRIVATE USE. BE CAREFUL!
BTW, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN AMPLE NAWA KAMA/PERSONAL MONEYS DONATIONS ALREADY, PLUS FREE LODGINGS, UTILS, & HEALTH INSURANCE, ETC.
Singapore, April 19 (DPA) Singapore’s top Buddhist monk has lived a lavish lifestyle with name branded goods and nine gold credit cards, according to a report in the Sunday Times.
“We are living in a modern world,” the newspaper quoted monk Ming Yi as telling auditors and police during an investigation into a charity hospital that he had headed.
The report said Ming Yi was a high-end shopper who spent on brands like Louis Vuitton and Montblanc, and had given three supplementary credit cards to his friends including a monk based in Hong Kong.
“A lot of religious people, not only myself, are very different now,” he was reported as saying.
The 47-year old former chief executive officer of a charity-run hospital is under investigation for making an unauthorised loan of 50,000 Singapore dollars to a friend. The loan is also subject of a court case.
Ming Yi’s choice of hotels included five-star St Regis, The Regent, Four Seasons and Banyan Tree, the report said.
But he stressed to police that his profligate spending was legal, being paid for out of the red packets, or “hong bao”, a traditional Chinese way of giving gifts, he had received from devotees.
“I always don’t look upon money as important,” Ming Yi said. “What I can, I spend and that’s it; what I don’t have, I don’t spend.”
You can learn more about Ming Yi in this news story. Opening sentences: “The long-time head of Ren Ci Hospital was charged in court on Tuesday with 10 counts, including forgery, misappropriation of funds and conspiracy to give false information to the Commissioner of Charities. Goh Kah Heng alias Shi Ming Yi, 46, was charged, along with his personal assistant Raymond Yeung Chi Hang, 33, who faces two counts, and Phua Seow Hwa, 47, who faces one charge.”