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Having always felt a great admiration for Buddhism, I am dismayed by the problems currently plaguing the Thai sangha. It is particularly disheartening to learn that devout Thai Buddhists such as those cited in your excellent article should find it necessary, if they are monks, to disrobe, and, if they are laypeo...
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A random short story for you to ponder.
Posted on Aug.17.2009 @ 07:39PM EDT by chontri
O monks, even if you have insight that is pure and clear but you cling to it, fondle it and treasure it, depend on it and are attached to it, then you do not understand that the teaching is like a raft that carries you across the water to the other shore but is then to be put down and not clung to.
From "Majjhima Nikaya" of the Buddha Edited by Anne Bancroft