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Five senior monks implicated in temple fund scandal

By Thai PBS

 

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Three members of the Sangha Council and two other senior monks have been implicated of alleged involvement in temple fund embezzlement by the National Office of Buddhism.

 

NOB director Pol Lt-Col Pongporn Pramsaneh has already lodged complaint to the Counter Corruption Police Division (CCPD) against the five senior monks for alleged embezzlement of fund for renovation of religious schools at three temples in Bangkok.

 

The five senior monks include three Sangha Council members namely Phra Promdilok, abbot of Wat Sam Phraya; Phra Prommethi, assistant abbot of Wat Samphanthawong; and Phra Promsit, abbot of Wat Saket; Phra Methisuthikorn, assistant abbot of Wat Saket; and Phra Vichitthammaporn, assistant abbot of Wat Saket.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/five-senior-monks-implicated-temple-fund-scandal/

 
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No surprise.

 

Religion. Politics and Banks are all the same! 

 

I do not put my faith in any one of the above three.

 

 

 

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How unusual in Thailand.

I'm shocked, that this sort of thing could be done by Buddhist monks. :giggle:

 

Next. :coffee1:

 

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And  the  gullible still keep on giving, every village in Thailand like  rabid sheep they give and give and give, if  all that money was put into the hospitals then they could have a much better life, instead lets  all "believe" in the fantasy.

The gross stupidity of the masses never  ceases to amaze me

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The Second Precept of Buddhism is "do not take what is not given."

Yeah, right! :wai::jap:

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Five bad apples in this story, but how many monks are there in Thaland.  I know and have

met many good monks. There are some who dedicate their lives to the monkhood. Some

have built temples so they are not all on drugs or are bad.  It seems that non Buddhist are

great at dissing the monks and Buddhism in general.

Geezer

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"...The five senior monks include three Sangha Council members..."

 

Hmm...

 

And so there will need to be replacements appointed to the Sangha Council? A few more...malleable people? A few more... supportive people? A few more... like-minded people?

 

Perhaps I am overly suspicious... or perhaps not.

 

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They have converted from buddhism to worship the gods of money

and material things, the latter are a lot easier to follow and not so

sticky as the the former and let's face it, lots more fun... 

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Was going to say they would be transferred to inactive posts, but monks these days don't seem to do a lot anyway- unless its theft, drugs, alcohol, sexual abuse or shopping for the latest mobile phone at the BIg C.

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2 hours ago, Stargrazer9889 said:

Five bad apples in this story, but how many monks are there in Thaland.  I know and have

met many good monks. There are some who dedicate their lives to the monkhood. Some

have built temples so they are not all on drugs or are bad.  It seems that non Buddhist are

great at dissing the monks and Buddhism in general.

Geezer

Fast and loose with the word 'Buddhism'. What is practiced here isn't Buddhism. It's just called that. Golden shrines might look pretty, but it's the opposite of what Buddhism is. 

 

You don't need religion to have a moral code. You just need common sense. I'm an atheist. I'd like to think I have a good moral code. My reward? Well, when I die I'll be worm food, so I guess I'm not seeking any reward. Just being good for the sake of decency. 

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Looks like its better to be a monk than a cop these days, much less stress involved as well i guess

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2 hours ago, Sonhia said:

No surprise.

 

Religion. Politics and Banks are all the same! 

 

I do not put my faith in any one of the above three.

 

 

 

Forgot lawyers?

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