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Kalasin: Monks living it up on a raft - Buddhist organisation investigates

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Monks living it up on a raft - Buddhist organisation investigates

 

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A religious affairs department is investigating after a group of monks posted pictures of them having a day out on a raft on a lake in Kalasin. There was plenty of food and a steamboat. 

 

Netizens were wondering if this contravened the rules about being Buddhist.

 

It looked a bit fancy and monks are meant to only eat donated food - and before midday at that.

 

The Kalasin Buddhist Association denied that it was monks from their area.

 

But they are looking into the matter. 

 

The incident happened on Sunday in the Sahatkhan district of the north eastern Thai province. 

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

It looked a bit fancy and monks are meant to only eat donated food - and before midday at that.

Where do you get this information from? I live near a temple and what I see are the monks who often buy food in nearby restaurants.

 

We also occasionally organize a small party on a raft, it's a chance to be undisturbed.

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Probably from Pattaya on a break.......

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whats wrong with a little picnic on a raft? they are probably tired and in need of some r and r after so many hours of checking out iphones before choosing which model to buy.

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3 hours ago, 30la said:

Where do you get this information from? I live near a temple and what I see are the monks who often buy food in nearby restaurants.

The information is correct.  I see monks with top of the range phones and laptops, but that doesn't mean it's acceptable to have them.

 

3 hours ago, 30la said:

We also occasionally organize a small party on a raft, it's a chance to be undisturbed.

Are you a monk?  If not, it's hardly relevant.

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We often see monks eating at PTT where my b/f and I have brunch most mornings. They look at us as if we were from another planet ...

 

 

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Buddhist monks are allowed to only eat food that has been donated to them.  If you see a monk or group of monks in a restaurant, normally there is someone there paying for it.  We only eat food in a restaurant if we were traveling somewhere.  And, Monks are not allowed to eat from 12 noon and before daybreak.  It's not completely unusual to see some monks relaxing at a lake or National forest somewhere.  But almost always have a civilian or two with them.  However, as everyone on here knows, Thai monks always seem to do their own thing.  

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11 hours ago, webfact said:

Netizens were wondering if this contravened the rules about being Buddhist.

The wondering stoppped 1999, and since 2005 we all know they are to be considered fishy.

 

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"... and a steamboat ..."

 

Was it a paddle wheel steamboat? 

 

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ah let them take a holiday and relax.  Heck most Sundays many Christians go to church and ask for absolution and all the bad things they did during the week before are forgiven. 

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Snakes on a plane ... Monks on a raft.

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