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Beefy monk wows internet - sparks debate about obese and sick clergy

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Beefy monk wows internet - sparks debate about obese and sick clergy

 

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Pictures of a hunky body building monk were posted online along with comments to encourage the clergy to eat better and get fit.

 

The unnamed monk looked like he had exchanged chanting for pumping iron though no one was suggesting the laity had slipped him some steroids in his morning alms bowl.

 

A commentary on the "Piak Rider and Drama Addict" page online said that no one expected other monks to be so well developed beneath the robes.

 

But something needs to be done to encourage the clergy to take better care of themselves. 

 

A medical survey found recently that the monkhood suffers greatly from diabetes, obesity, high fat levels in the blood and kidney disease.

 

The post also called on the public who provide their food to think about healthier options. Alms givers gave the monks too many sweets, too much fat laden food and too much salt in their diet.

 

The public need to play their part too and encourage the porky Phras to indulge in more venerable veg.

 

Source: https://www.thairath.co.th/content/1074519

 
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15 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

But something needs to be done to encourage the clergy to take better care of themselves

Sure and it would not hurt them to use a bit make up, and weare better clothing. I mean what's up with those orange robes, they are so yesterday.:tongue:

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Agreed that most of the food people give to monks is really bad for health. As it was mentioned in the article people give way too many extremely sweet desserts or extremely salty fish that was fried in awfully bad oil.

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Steroids and amulets make a great tag team. The new wave Buddhism.... expect more of it.

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8 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

no one was suggesting the laity had slipped him some steroids in his morning alms bowl.

Can I be the first to suggest they have  probably played a part, although, probably not donated by the laity ? :coffee1:

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Actually, this is a very old problem with Buddhist monks:

 

"Buddhidharma (5th-6th c. AD) soon saw that the weak physical state that the monks were in (because they neglected their bodies to be pious and humble), would make long periods of meditation impossible." (Somewhere on The Net)

 

Buddhidharma initiated an early system of calisthenics which eventually developed into the Shaolin Boxing we know today.

 

Of course, whether today's problems are due to monks neglecting their bodies to be 'pious and humble' is a little debateable (555).

 

PS You can 't write "kung <deleted>" cos the bl**dy "<deleted>" gets f****ing deleted.

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I'd have gone for hunky monk in the headline and beefy monk in the opening paragraph instead. 

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10 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

A medical survey found recently that the monkhood suffers greatly from diabetes, obesity, high fat levels in the blood and kidney disease.

Looks like they can add steroid abuse to the list.

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I bet that right arm has seen a lot of action in the monk-hood. Come to think of it, his jaw line looks pretty strong as well. 

 

 

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Just now, LotusBoy said:

I bet that right arm has seen a lot of action in the monk-hood. Come to think of it, his jaw line looks pretty strong as well. 

 

 

very good mate u made me laugh early in the morning thats not an easy task.:cheesy:

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