7 August, 2020

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BBS US Pictures: Sumptuous Feasts For BBS Monks

The picture below shows the Bodu Bala Sena Secretary General, a Buddhist monk Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero  having a meal while he was in the US two weeks ago.

“Sumptuous feasts for BBS while bread and dhal for faithful” an ordinary citizen told Colombo Telegraph. Last year Sri Lanka has announced plans to draw up new guidelines for donating food to the country’s Buddhist monks amid concerns about their weight and health. The Health ministry said the faithful, who offer alms as a religious tradition, tended to give food that was too high in fat and sugar and monks were developing preventable health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.“The Medical Research Institute has been asked to prepare menus that could be used for alms givings,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that the new guidelines would be issued next month.

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Sri Lanka Announced Plans To Draw Up New Guidelines For Donating Food To The Monks

 

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    These photograpghs have been published with the intention of insulting these buddhsit monks. They do not demand food or ‘Dhana’. They have been offered these ‘Dhana’ by the patrons who associate these temples in Western Countries in USA and Australia. Every body brings one item of food and it is a collective effort.

    This act of publishinng these photograpghs with mere intention of insulting these Buddishts monks should be condemned and these photograpghs should removed with immediate effect.

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      True they don’t demand. They will eat anything when offered and ask others not to eat! They are bothered only about themselves! Their slogan is IF YOU KILL, WILL GO TO HELL. IF YOU EAT IT, YOU WILL GO TO HAVEN!

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      Sunil Dahanayake, you have missed the whole point of the message in the Photos. It is not about the Quality of the food, but about the Quality of the people eating it! Monks are supposed to partake of the Donated Meal, quietly and Mindfully, giving thanks to the people who donated it. These people in the Photos are laughing, chatting and behaving like ordinary Laymen at a Dinner Party. The Buddha Taught that Mindfulness ‘Sathi’ is the first step on the Noble Eightfold Path. Do you see these Men in Robes acting Mindfully, and setting an example to the Dayakas? Why get in to Robes in the first place if you have no intention of following in the Buddha’s Footsteps?

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      WHATS YOUR PROBLEM? THE MONKS WERE ENJOYING THEIR MEAL AND OBVIOUSLY
      HAD NO OBJECTION TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED.THEY SURE KNEW THEY WILL BE PUBLISHED AND THESE MONKS HAVE GONE TO AMERICA AND THEY WANT PUBLICITY.
      AND THEY ARE GETTING IT IN FULL.

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      I think BBS supporters are feeling shy of their monks eating like this.. That is why they want to hide these photos

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      PUBLISHING PHOTOGRAPHS TO BE CONDEMNED !

      MONKS FEASTING TO BE COMMENDED EH?

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      Intension of insulting those BULLSHIT MONKS.
      Nobody insulted any good monks. The homosexual GanaSatan must be stoped and that will happen soon, in fact his netors the Gota and Mara also will be stoped soon.

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    I see there is evolutionary changes in Sri Lankan Bhikku populace. I remember in the good old days, that is 40 years or so ago. The visiting monks to our neighborhood holding an empty clay pot hiding it under the robe. They will stand for many minutes in front of our house begging for food in total silence like in a prayer. They used to be slim and almost malnourished. A true reflection of Lord Buddhas teaching detaching oneself from worldly pleasures.

    Now welcome to the new set of Monks, Fat, Ugly , thuggish and Goons for hire having meals fit for rich and pampered.

    Where did we go wrong ?

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      SIMPLE ANSWER,

      TODAY YOU DO NOT GET BUDDHISTS WHO FOLLOW THE PATH OF THE BUDDHA.

      YOU CAN START REFORM FROM WITHIN.

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    Native Vedha,

    For a nice bath Meal, I will renounce anything.

    A suggestion for muslim council,

    why not invite BBS for a zamzan meal? Perhaps throw in 12 zamzans a year , Perhaps a special BBS Ramzan the day after full moon. That way there will be nothing but brotherly love for the muslims.

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      Kiri Yakka

      “That way there will be nothing but brotherly love for the muslims.”

      After all those feast and fete would you now assure me these monks won’t demand sisterly love from the Muslims?

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        That will make them Mullahs.
        Just a thought of probability, that’s it.

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    From the trays, it is obvious the food was ordered from a catering company in the US. I wonder who paid for the sumptious meal.Makes me
    hungry.

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      Mmmm… the pament made you hungry? A budgeted thought.

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    The readers in Lanka should know that the food in this picture is nothing like the sumptuous buffet style meals we have in America. Sadly, the monks seem to be rather hungry and eating catered food from a cheap local eatery near a temple they are staying at. This kind of no frills meal is just a step above the cheapest McDonald’s meals in this country.

    I feel extremely sad for the Third World when I realize that food is still such a major issue to the point that it is being pointed out in photos in this manner. When visiting India a few years back I saw abject poverty and my impression was Sri Lanka was much better despite a sad civil war that dragged on for years. Maybe I stand corrected.

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      This is clear for some, but not to the many.

      First from the left on both pics – though are safron robed but a curse for many of the peace loving srilankens. His behaviours in the recent past in different occassions proved the nation that he is just a man in robes but trying to create new form of communal conflicts between sinhala and lanken muslims, this he has been continuing as the leader of the BBS (fanatic segment). He raised an issue that common man would not even consider as – halal issue just to divide the nation. Halal has namely been known to many of the traders for such a long time. As it is the case with any other folks. If there were irregularities in Halal certification, not this particular pseudo monk, but state authorities could have reacted accordingly.

      Peace loving buddhists including myself would not no means allow this kind of men to tarnish buddhist image in SL. Neither do we want new kind of conflicts among folks. NGOs that finance their foreign stays seem to support them – latter is unfortunately not clear to the ministry of defece in the country.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/full-court-report-bbs-leader-gnanasara-pleaded-guilty-to-hit-and-run-and-drunk-driving/

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        Hi, What about Ven. Wariyapola Sumangala, Mohottiwatte Gunananda? other monks killed by you loving-white – tribals who invaded Sri Lanka and Buddhism ???????????? Do you think thay also like this?? You idea is coming from borrowed democracy that is misused to destroy other cultures???????????

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          All CT punters, should hereby understand that how a King-of-Cocks defending Buddhism is in the forerun lately akin to the (L) lettered vociferous biased subjects.

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            Yeh they are that. But they have their own historical identity. They have established it in this land. They have earthly power for that. What you you do against that? Only make jelous comment and cry in a hidden place. You can do nothing else? We call you kind of people dogmatic garbagers.

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    Best to go to the primary source, isn’t it?: Read up and refresh your understanding of this subject at htp://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/kalama1.htm.
    Forget all the watered down versions of this precious philosophy offered by deluded fools:

    The Kalamas of Kesaputta ask for guidance from the Buddh: http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/kalama1.htm.

    “3. The Kalamas who were inhabitants of Kesaputta sitting on one side said to the Blessed One: “There are some monks and brahmins, venerable sir, who visit Kesaputta. They expound and explain only their own doctrines; the doctrines of others they despise, revile, and pull to pieces. Some other monks and brahmins too, venerable sir, come to Kesaputta. They also expound and explain only their own doctrines; the doctrines of others they despise, revile, and pull to pieces. Venerable sir, there is doubt, there is uncertainty in us concerning them. Which of these reverend monks and brahmins spoke the truth and which falsehood?”… – Copyright © 1996-2013, © BDEA/BuddhaNet. All Rights Reserved.

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    Sir John Kothalawala very correctly said, “these bald-header saffron mutts must be applied with tar on their mutt-heads and chased away!” This retinue of imbeciles look like a herd of pigs swallowing filth. In fact what they have been preaching is tantamount to filth. It is the custom and tradition of Buddhists to offer “atapirikara” to monks to invoke merits and one of the items of which is “paththaraya” which is the bowls that must be used by the monk to eat his meal. Look how these pigs are swallowing their meal! They are not monks, they are religious criminals who must be put behind bars for desecrating Buddhism! It is also the custom for a Buddhist monk to live mindfully in every moment of his life and before taking meal to ponder and meditate on the thought: “this meal I take not to indulge in taste sensation and satisfy the tongue but to quench the hunger and to alleviate the pain I feel due to lack of food….” Now compare that with what these religion assassins are doing!

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      YOu can do nothing against monks except writing comments here. White- imitaters like you alwyas wanted to see the end of monks. I think you are unfortunate since you cannot come to reality o your dream of a Sri Lanka where there is no monks. Be worry and be jelous. It will improve your good health. It will increase your blood pressure. Then your beloved God will fetch you to that so-called eternal dream heaven.

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        linganadan,

        You sounds a castrated bull despite your bollocks-sounding label! Do you think there are monks in Sri Lanka? Hah! You hybrid loser! Look at your farcical name! It has been borrowed from Tamils! Look at your religion! You Sinhalese mutts did not have a religion! Therefore you borrowed Buddhism from India! You stupid fuckers planted monkhood and Bo Tree borrowed from India! Your moronic Sinhala nation was fathered by a mischievous brat chased away from India! Your piggish monks and you hide your nakedness and spiritual poverty behind a doctrine preached by an Indian! What fucking nonsense are you writing about my comment? [Edited out]

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        What you benefit of a monk in leadership, in the Temple, In Judiciary or in Politics? If you follow them they could take you to the Trāyastrimśa, and there Angelic Attendants, Celestial Maidens, Divine Fairies, Flying Apsaras, Flying Celestial Maidens, Heavenly Beings & Goddesses, Gakuten, Heavenly Nymphs, Kalavinka, Karyōbinga,
        Kendatsuba, Kinnara, Other Musical Attendants sing songs in your ears.

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    Sambandan’s NPC is around the corner.

    Ranil is pounding the pavements in Pudithikruppu trying to drum up support for the LTTE proxy TNA, to the annoyance of his own UNP MP in Jaffna.

    Well know anti Govt writers here are predicting Armagaddon for Rajapaksa.

    Yet these anti Govt brigade and the Diaspora dudes are taking the sledge hammer to a handfull of Buddhist monks over a simple “Daane” feed.

    Shouldn’t you be cheerful and positve minded, and write about the good thing your TNA is going to give the poor inhabitants?.

    How the Diaspora funds are going to make Jaffna the fun capital of Srilanka?..

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      Monk eating chicken. You are blaming Sampanthan and Ranil. Isnt it something wrong. Dum Dum Lankan Style.

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        Who said you monks never eat meals? It is your dogmatism or hypocracy? What can monks do for your jelousy. You better beg for some chiken if you are so fond of that ??????????????

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          Look it is the chicken that begged the monks to eat them. The monks never wanted to eat the chicken ok. Monk Monk Lankan Style

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            If you also beg to do that thing to your back they will arrange a big size man since they do not come to dirty guys like you. Yet if you wanna beg it. They will arrange someone like Thonda – Man………..

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              Not so alarmed to know how you got a big fello on your Thondai, man.

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      Tsunamisekera:
      I thought your moronic babbling had already peaked but I guess I was wrong, dead wrong!

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      Your are totally crazy Sumansekera here were talking about the Buddhist monks hypocrisy and your talking of Sampandan and Ranil,are you gay or what to always talk of them ;-) ?

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        heh heh ass…….. Do you think you are discussing here philosophy. You are ass-licking here. You are eating filthy bad smelling things here. While doing that do you want other people to think that you are descent and gentle?? Can you count down the amount of your foolishness????????????

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          Leelanadhan gone awry!

          Guess next… to be Leelee Sobesky!

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      Sumanasekera seems to be Leela writing in a diffrent name
      I know his writing style from the Transcurrents days!

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        So, Leela has become the omnipotent in the CT carousel.

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      It is nothing to do with eating Chicken. But what they do after eating Chicken……..

      Hope you understand the point now.

      Also in USA 90% of the Groceries are either Halal or Kosher foods.

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        After eating Chicken, toothpics and bulatvitas. The red mouth and spit.. spit.. spit….

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    This is only 2 pictures from that occasion and it wasn’t only for BBS. It is Chinese food donated by China Palace, Fort Wayne, IN. It is all about how media present the pictures. CT has cropped these pictures to highlighted only BBS, but there are lot of other monks also there. I have original pictures of whole event, if anyone wants to see.

    @Thushara – Email us the pictures, so we can upload them too – CT

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    Met 28 year old Monk travelling to Malaysia with me. I asked him what are you going to eat in malaysia as most food is Halaal there. He said “Ape unta pissu machan, Mama nan owa balanne naha” (Our Buggers are grazy, I don’t take much notice of these things). Then an attractive lady jussed passed us. The Monks eyes lit up didn’t blink till she entered the toilet. There was another Lady seated at a distance, fully covered including the face. i told him “See how you also couldn’t keep your eyes closed when an attractive woman paases by showing her body. This is why Muslim women are supposed to cover and Men are supposed to lower their gaze and pointed at the Muslim Lady. The monk said

    “Mama Nan me Mala Ilawwa Galawala dala (his Robes),mata Nikan Labena Iganeema iwara unama, thawa aurudu Pahen Honda Kaallak Bandinawa Machan, Kochchara Kiyala bala bala indada”

    “I will remove this thing (his robes)once i finish my education that i receive freely. In five years time I will find a nice girl and get married. How much to see (girls) and wait”

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      Have you put cover for Muslim girls Vegins too????????? YOu have found not monks but Sri Lankan Muslims in robe. I think the story is regarding Muslim men since they are the craziest of the ladies since they cannot see their women’s body parts? Non of the Sri Lankan Buddhists, Christians or Hindus are suffering from this syndrom except dogmatic mohomadas >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

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        BUDDHISTS, HINDUS AND CHRISTIANS ARE EITHER IMPOTENT OR “GAY”

        ALL THREE RELIGIONS EXPECT THEIR PRIESTS TO BE CELIBATE,BUT
        WHAT THEY PRACTICE THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS

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        Linganadan it is high time to change your name to Linganatham

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        It is you who should secure your slimy ass from preying vultures in the unforeseeable times. Wile ripped agape you straddle with the weezy goombahs.

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      According to the head of BBS 95 % of the priests who enter Uni leave after they finish the education so this priest is not unique.

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    Over indulgence in any thing is discouraged in Buddhism. No doubt it looks like a sumptuous meal. A local Dana could be more sumptuous with many more dishes and a choice of desert washed down with Thambili water. Although the food trays are big and full what is on the plates of the priests is normal quantity.
    I am not convinced about the claim that the meal is buriyani with chicken. One does not use plastic fork and spoon to eat chicken.
    Comment must be factual and fair.

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    Shaaaa!!!!! Halal biriyani, n cruelty to animals…
    What you been preaching… LOL
    When are u planning to come to Sri Lanka
    Machan Gnanasara???????

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    This is definitely not news… All human beings deserve to be allowed to eat in peace! Criticize them for their racist stand point, but don’t sink down to the level of a gossip tabloid!

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      Well nobody commented while they were eating. They ate all the chicken in real peace. Only they have finished people are commenting. So they are still in peace. An everlasting Peace , the chicken peace

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      Sadly CT seems to have reached its nadir by this article. If as someone has claimed above, the photos are cropped to only show these monks eating and leaving others out then CT owes us an explanation. That indicates strong bias from CT.

      Any person, in fact even an animal, should be left alone to enjoy a meal. It is evident that CT is not fond of monks in general and these particular monk in particular. From the comments here what I have gathered so far is that this monk is a nationalist who may have made incendiary speeches. We have similar speeches made in America by many people, including President Obama’s pastor Jeremiah Wright who publicly cursed this country. To use his own words “‘God Bless America! No, no, no, not God Bless America. God damn America!!” But that does not destroy the pastor. Everyone understands that under strong emotions even clergymen can say inappropriate things.

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        Its a pity, you still live in a chamber.

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      They themselves published their extravaganze to the pappozzi, for plus comments, biased comments, neutral comments and hatred comments. Really the goons look link Guantanomo inmates in Orange.

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    We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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    We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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    haa.aaa……..GNANA SARPA BAUDHA HINGANNAYAA EATING PIG BURIYAANI.. BUDHISM IS A ONLY PHILOSOPHY WHICH PROMOTES LAZINESS AND BEGGING FROM OTHERS…
    AND HINDUISM IS THE ONLY RELIGION WHICH COMMAND HINDU TO WROSHIP PENIS OF HINDU GOD THEY BELIEVE. THATS WHY HINUDS HAVE NAME LIKE LINGANATHAN………LINGAM MEANS PENIS …..believing millions of GODS …..oh what a stupid people are living in this world…

    but ISLAM , CHRISITANITY AND JEWDASIM ARE ONLY HAVE TRUE FAITH IN ONE ALMIGHTY SUPER INTELLIGENT WHO CREATED THIS UNIVERSE AND ALL IN IT..AND THE RESPONSIBLE OF HUMAN BEING LIVING HERE AND THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT IN WHCIHC THE PUNISMENT OR REWARD IS GIVEN FOR US..

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      Peacelover, if you were actually a believer of one god, the first thing you would do is respect other religions. No matter what you feel about it. Human race is like one family. You can’t hurt the feeling of another brother or sister by throwing mud at them.

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        WELL SAID MOHAMMED.

        ALL RELIGIONS TEACH GOOD MORALS AND MANNERS.

        RESPECT THE OTHERS VALUES IF YOU WANT RESPECT.

        DO NOT GENERALIZE AND CONDEMN A RELIGION, FOR THE FAULTS OF THOSE WHO CLAIM TO FOLLOW THE RELIGION.

        GOD CREATED THE HUMAN RACE, AND GAVE HIM THE FREEDOM TO DO WHAT HE WANTS. PROPHETS WERE SENT AT DIFFERENT PERIODS TO GUIDE THEM.
        WELL EACH ONE IS ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT HE DOES

        LET US REMEMBER THAT WE ARE ALL ACCOUNTABLE ONE DAY.

        IF EACH ONE OF US FOLLOWS HIS RELIGION, THERE WILL BE NO PROBLEM.

        WHAT IS MOST NEEDED IS INTROSPECTION!!!!

        CHANGE OURSELVES AND THE WORLD WILL CHANGE

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        If no mud then stones and the typical Lankan style ‘shit’.

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      Dear Peacelover,
      I think you didn’t know the meaning of Lingam. This depicts there is no beginning and no end. Hinduism is a Universal religion. I can write an an article on Shiva Lingam and clear all your doubts. CT can I send an article to you.

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        Dear Peacelover,
        According to Hinduism there is only one God, but with different manifestations. Hinduism is science, philosophy & a way of life.

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          PANTHEISM!!!

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        Why is it necessarily a sexually stimulative Phallus not an overbearing Yonic.

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      If it is lasy why you scared of it. All your terms suggest how much you scared at Buddhism. You are totally contradicting yourself. Omnypotent of Islam and Christianity is proved by delaying the develoment of human civilization by killing and burning scientists …………….

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    We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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    Whaat ish this Linganadan (what Linga? Male or Female) in the talking?
    Everybody ish the know BBC team ish in the United States. Do you waant theem to eat the Dosha and drink the Shambaar!!!

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    People come to a temple to seek refuge, to get advice from virtuous monks, and to seek something beyond. If they are not Sri Lankans who are conditioned to pay respect to the yellow robe, their confidence rests on what they notice in the behavior of monks. No matter how powerful Buddha’s teachings are, if its serenity is not reflected in the faces and behavior of those who claim to be Sangha, people tend to back off. I was told that this was in a temple in Indiana, and that the temple is run with difficulties. I can partly guess why the temple is in difficulty. Most likely, it has not managed to attract non-Sri Lankan supporters like other temples. Perhaps, the guardians of the temple may want to think about the priorities of the temple in order to attract devotees.

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    Many here condemn the BBS and all those in yellow robe. It is time we did some thing save the monks and bring dignity to the yellow robe. We are living in modern times and we should adapt to modern ear. that was one of the charter of BBS.

    So here what I propose. Let us pass a bill in the parliament. They must compulsorily work for a living and earn their money. No more free loading on tax payers money.

    Let them work in private and public sector and indulge in commercial business activity. Let them earn a honest living.

    I am sure in less than two years we will find the monks will be national asset instead of being a curse as at present.

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      …..and to marry as much as thay want, to eat anything thay like, to drink whatever they wish….
      Only to BBS

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    ‘THELA’ vedi. Balanna huge bold skull (NOT HEAD BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING INSUDE) shine karanna hati. BBS = Bodu Bull Shit.

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      Kaputakukula, whosoever you’re, [Edited out]. Hahahahaha!

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    C’mon Guys, don’t be so jealous.
    Let these monks enjoy some good food. Aren’t they allowed to do that in this wicked world.

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    This is not a Sumptuous Feasts. Also it is not chinese fried rice with poke. this is food made by layman (dayakas) and offered to the monks. Unlike in Sri Lanka this food is never expensive in USA. Do not try to tarnish the image of the service of the monk. The one who published this photo seems to have a ulterior motive to harm the name of Bodu Bala Sena. Please use your brain for more important things in your life than trying to tarnish someone who is willing to save the only country we have as sinhala buddhist.

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      You only Sinhala-Buddhist country is now owned by the Chinese.

      Any idea, how to save it for your Sinhala- Buddhists children and grandchildren ?

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    Those of you, who eat worse food please throw your stone first on these monks.
    I am a Sri Lankan origin Tamil Christian writing this comment.

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      Harry, which world do you come from. These racist monks accused Muslim restaurants of spitting on food three times before serving to non-muslim customers, provoke public to attack mosques and churches, etc. and enjoying their free food from hard-working Buddhists, where these fat thugs (one of them killed couple of guys while drinking and driving!) enjoy whereas poor hard-working Buddhists are struggling to make a living!

      And you, my Tamil Christian angel, pretend to be do-gooder and compassionate. Give me a break, my Tamil Immigrant brother!

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      Harry Potta, with the goggles!

      Riddikulus – Let a tart like you be a boggart
      Alohomora – Let you open your brain
      Accio – Let the broom stick your crotch
      Avada Kadavra – you are spelled to the doom

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    This is very normal phenomena. Monks get their meal.This will be an issue only for abnormal psychosians. All who have at least seen a alms offering to monks in Sri lanka nothing to care about this. Those who worry on this is the enemies of Sri Lankan Buddhism. Those who enjoy this by commenting on this is non-Buddhists with hatred in their mind. Non of the Buddhists will find any speciality in this photo.

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      I guess non-Buddhists are fighting hate with hate.

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    I think we are missing the point here. It is not a matter of how extravagant this meal is. Clearly this is a normal takeaway meal that one can get in any country including Sri Lanka. A proper “dane” given Sri Lanks, both at home and overseas are much more extravagant. People like Jay Chambers believe for “third world” people this is a scrumptious meal. No it is not, if you have seen an even an average “dana” in a Sri Lankan home you will be gobsmacked and please don’t compare India and Sri Lanka. Also, as some people have correctly commented here the monks are required to eat whatever that is put on their plates, although due to the sheer amount of food served at a “dana” some monks refrain eating from certain foods. Also eating meat is not forbidden contrary to commonly held belief, when the monks have the knowledge that the animals are not slaughtered specifically for the purpose of feeding them, which is more than likely to be the case with this meal.

    What is objectionable though is the manner in which this meal is consumed. First of all as far as I know monks are not supposed to have lunch or dinner but just light breakfast and a one main meal consumed before noon. These meals are not supposed to be eaten for the enjoyment for taste, quality or company during the consumption, but just only to satisfy the hunger and maintain sustenance. Further they are supposed to sit on the floor with their legs crossed and consumed the meal served by the “dayakayo” rather than serve the meal for themselves. If anyone has tried this I am sure they must have realised this is the most uncomfortable position to consume a meal. The reason these “rules” is to bring into light the fact that for a monk eating is only for sustaining your body and not an as for indulgence and enjoyment.

    Notwithstanding the time that this meal was served, all these important precepts have been broken here. The monks are clearly serving themselves and having a regular dinner or lunch party sitting comfortably at a table and having a good old chat over the meal. Those who see nothing wrong with this picture please tell me how this is different from a meal that anyone of us would have with our family and friends? Is this a good example of Buddhist monks who want to protect Buddhism from external forces behaving?

    Although, I prefer not to comment on a person’s appearance I think some comments on their physiques are in order. Especially the main monk is so well fed that there is now way he (and others) limit their food intake just to a meagre meal once a day. No one can have a body like that following the strict precepts of pure Buddhism. These facts combined with his firebrand demeanour, preaching the need to “protect” Buddhism from some imaginary external forces imparts a great doubt of his character as an orthodox Buddhist monk. Those who follow these monks really need to wonder whether the Buddhism is truly under threat from external forces or from these monks themselves.

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      truth-seeker: can you read???

      I said this is NOT a sumptuous meal!!

      This is cheap, catered food. I empathize with the monks. They are hungry and they are eating with plastic utensils. If they were anywhere near where I live I would offer them a much better meal.

      Also read my second posting.

      Now, I have to maintain that only in a Third World forum would this even be a subject for discussion. In America we never talk about ones salary, what one eats (except from a dieting standpoint), and respect privacy when taking a meal, answering a call of nature. Sadly I know that does not happen in India. I have not visited Sri Lanka and based on what I have learned from the venerable monks at the Fort Wayne temple I had a high overall regard. Some people in this forum are so anti-religious, and seem to have a vendetta against some monks, that now I have to think twice about that.

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        This is not America – that’s the difference.

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        Have you researched about these monks ?

        People are reacting for their wrong doings. They are an insult to Buddhism.

        You better think again and follow the right monks and not these despicable thug-monks.

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        Jay Chambers ,

        Ignorance is a bliss! And its horrible depth is indicative when you say, “If they were anywhere near where I live I would offer them a much better meal”! We usually do not “offer” meals to “pigs” whereas you seem to be so naïve as to mistake pigs for monks! Your knowledge about Buddhism, its rules, customs, principles, discipline is so miserable! A Buddhist monk’s taking meals is not like a layman taking his meals! You must first know about Buddhism before you write your silly nonsense about Buddhism!

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          Well said Jay. Most Sri Lankans commenting here are simply jealous idiots.

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            Again Leela the prankster gratifies a Tamil.

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        Jay Chambers,

        It is not the point that we are against these Buddhist monka having a meal. We know all these Buffet juoints, fast food stores and special coupons always appear in Mail order catelogues and we love to see themt even enjoying better meal.

        But the reason we are angry wih them is infact of spreading harmony, peace and love that Lord Buddha taught to his disciples, these Racist monks spread hatred,animosity,guilt, false Ideology and revenge towards other minority religions in Sri Lanka.

        They not only threat other religions, but break and vandalise their Churches, Mosques etc, and also arouse general public to react violanty and spread hatred and violance on those minority religions worship places.

        Please go to internet or google and youtube and check what those news sites tell.

        I don’t know why they came to USA but we see them conducting some meditation classes while spreading hatered on other religions in Sri Lanka. That’s the difference.

        Normally a Buddhist monk eats only two meals a day and are strictly vegetarians. But we do not see it among these Monks and we suspect that it may be the new rich dietary habits that makes them violant as there are no other outlets available to send the excess energy.

        Also Lord Buddha never told his disciples not to eat Halal or Kosher food. What he preached was to eat any food that are offered to his disciples. But these racist Buddhist clergy instigate their followers not only not to go to a Muslim Hotel or restaurant or eat any Halal food at all, but even not to go to their grocery shops, Merchandise shops or any other Businesses. They have even thrown rotten egge to people who visited Muslim Fashion Bug and Nolimit stores. Please google and check.

        What do you call this in USA. We know USA had had slavery in 1800’s and racism and segregation till 1960’s. But Martin Luther King Jr. fought for them and the Blacks got their liberation.

        Could you call these Buddhist priests and ask them what this all about. It’s easy to contact them and clarify this if you call any Sri Lanka Buddhist temple in USA.

        Please understand our position.

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          Nowhere has the Buddha asked monks to be strictly vegetarian. Read about Devadatta’s request to Buddha.

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            Please tell this to Kelaniya Mervin Silva and the Kandy Dalada Maligawa Municipal counsil who closed down the Meat stall after 150 years.

            Also Buddha did not say not to Marry for his Buddhist clergy followers. So now they could marry too.

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            Reasonable dietery instructions rule out the consumption of certain animals’ flesh (like dogs’, snakes’, tigers’, bears’, hyenas’, humans). The Bhikkhu when he goes out to get alms-food does not beg but collects what is offered, since he is not allowed unless ill to ask for food, still he is much dependent upon whatever is put into his bowl. In this respect it is proper to remember that when Devadatta requested Lord Buddha for a ruling that Bhikkhus should abstain from flesh, and the Buddha did not agree to rule it, saying: “And the eating of flesh that is pure in three respects, that is to say, that the eater has not seen, heard, or suspected that it has been killed (specially for Bhikkhus) is allowable.” (Flesh and fish allowable must, however, be cooked as bhikkhus cannot eat any kind in raw or uncooked.) The discourse to Jivaka on the same subject and the oft-quoted Amagandha discourse, in which the evils of ill-conduct in so many ways are pointed out as much more harmful than the eating of meat.

            Food & Beverages:

            -A Bhikkhu cannot go to a restaurant or shop and buy or order -food A Bhikku personally cannot store food overnight.
            -A Bhikkhu cannot cook for himself although he is allowed to microwave it.
            -It is an offense for a Bhikkhu to eat or drink standing.
            -He cannot therefore take food buffet-style, since eating is for him a serious matter, a meditation and not an occasion for delight or gossip.
            -A Bhikkhu does not receive anything directly from the hands of a woman, but she may place whatever is to be offered upon the small receiving-cloth which a Bhikkhu carries.
            -The meal having been consumed, a Bhikkhu chants briefly verses of well-wishing for the laity. It is actually an offense of wrong-doing for him not to do so if laypeople are present for it will be a mukastuti.
            -As regards drinking, a Bhikkhu may not drink distilled or fermented intoxicants except minute quantities contained in necessary medicines.
            -The Bhikkhu should be concerned not to eat between midday and dawn: it is an offense for him even to touch food — let alone eat it during this period.
            -Before noon any other drink may be offered to him, with or without milk. After twelve o’clock noon it is not allowable for him to take milk (or any drink containing milk), cereals, eggs, etc., nor any kind of soup. He may be offered any fruit juice (uncooked but strained and free from the pulp of fruit), or any of the bottled soft drinks which are now common.

            Abstain Indulgece:

            -Sexual intercourse of any description.
            -Taking what is not given with intention to steal.
            -Depriving purposely a human being of life in any way.
            -Falsely claiming superhuman states of attainment.
            -Engaging in bodily contact with a woman with lustful intent.
            -Addressing a woman with lewd words.
            -Speaking to a woman in praise of sexual intercourse.
            -Acting as a go-between for a man or a woman.

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        Well said Jay.

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          Yea, there’s full of water and a frog.

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        It is a catered sumptuous meal. Doesn’t eating with plastic spoons digest the food after all the eaters are not born with silver spoons, why; for it will get stuck in the exit point.
        by the way…
        Why are you so sad for the dieting comments doesn’t come from India?
        Why do you have to think twice about the vendetta?

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    Hamuduru on the right having sausage. mm mm.

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    This herd of saffron mutts appear as though they are swallowing a meal with chicken just after a fashion bug type attack! OMG! Monks eating chicken! At that with spoons and forks too! Look like Sinhalese have coined their own Buddhism here! Yet I think something is missing with their saffron robe, a sword, galkatas or a T56! What about a few females too to dispel their loneliness and also to vent their excess Aphrodisiacs drives after a sumptuous meal! The 200-pound bear like Galagodaatte saffron has said he need at least 5 women to eject his serum! This new religion is called “MaChaBaGoism”!

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    Halal Chicken Biriyani so it’s allowed :D

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    i hope they bring some food for the poor masses who listen to there BS.
    As i know these [Edited out] are not monks but skunks.The big guy is a racist womaniser with a thug attitude. only jail term will do to this terrorist.
    We must contact the FBI on this thug who is creating mayham with his stupid comments and behavour in SL.

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