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Monk flips off man who refuses to make donation to Buddhism

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Real monks are not allowed to ask for anything, let alone money... I reckon these were fake monks.

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Genuine and sincere monks do not as a rule walk around asking for money.

As another poster has said they can become a monk for a month, usually a ' get out of jail free card ' after committing some heinous crime.

I have only ever been approached in Thailand once by monks for money around 5.30am when I was buying some early morning BBQ, they were from outside the district and asked for 100 baht for food, which I gave.I was caught off guard by them asking. That's the only time in 20 plus years I have been asked.

I have been approached many times by scam monks in Siem Reap and Phnom Penn but I was told by the local Cambodians that those guys were neither monks nor Cambodian, they were Chinese scam artists. When I asked why they were not arrested I ewas told they paid local law enforcement weekly.

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Fake monks. Gangsters in the yellow robe .

Well, the country is reknowned for fakes and scams. Anyway, monks have been cruising the streets and markets for years seeking cash donations.

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Organized Beggars.........

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Welcome to yet another episode of "Discover Thainess!" :)

Let's hope there will be a public defrocking ceremony be held in public where anyone is allowed to spit on that rotten apple...

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More of this, please. Myanmar workers I know have told me many times ( over 20 years) that Thais don't follow the true path of Buddhism, no matter how well intentioned. Now I understand that remark.

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That gesture can get you shot here but since he is a monk i will give him the benefit of the doubt, he was saying one hundred, just one!!

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The problem is that there are many times people dressed as monks or monks from somewhere far far away coming to beg for money. We had a bunch of monks that came from Bangkok to beg for money... I stay in Sukothai 4-500 km from Bangkok.

I can give money but I only give to a temple that is nearby or that I visit frequently.

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Maybe what he really means is that you are number 1 in his book :).... Or he wants to have sex with you .... Wow

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Buddhism is a business selling hope and lucky numbers

Thai Buddhism certainly,

Its not a religion in the first place, its a philosophy, as the Buddha would be the first to say were he to be given the opportunity....

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My past gf's brother was a real scumbag and became a monk... So I should respect him??? Not a chance !!! Later he dropped out of monk hood and returned to being the same POS.

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One bad monk is news. Thousands of good monks is nothing.

"you are only as good as your last job" this saying goes for many things

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