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    Quote Originally Posted by kwttan View Post
    Maybe top quality blood bird nest (血燕). Bird nest is consider vegetarian, right? Since is swallows' saliva.
    Blood bird nest (血燕) may not be vegetarian. One version - Heard that it is so cruel that anyone who eats this stuff will be cursed with extreme bad karma. The hunters purposely destroy the nest that the swallow had made for its young. The swallow has to make another nest. This is repeated until the swallow literally coughs up blood with saliva and will die soon after building the new nest. The parenting instinct of the swallow takes over and it kills itself building the nest.

    Another version - Bird's nests acting like a sponge. They absorb the chemical element from the environment such as iron from the walls, dirty waters and poisons. Hence, “blood bird nest” may be harmful rather than beneficial to humans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Blood bird nest (血燕) is actually not vegetarian. Heard that it is so cruel that anyone who eats this stuff will be cursed with extreme bad karma. The hunters purposely destroy the nest that the swallow had made for its young. The swallow has to make another nest. This is repeated until the swallow literally coughs up blood with saliva and will die soon after building the new nest. The parenting instinct of the swallow takes over and it kills itself building the nest.

    Oh I see, thanks for the in-depth information. Than I am surprise what vegetarian food can costs 1K (include or exclude service charge and GST?) per table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voxies09 View Post
    I believe in second chance. Nobody is perfect
    he no hope liao, ming yi next life will be very tough and miserable.

    even westerner also believe in karma.
    Objection !!!

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    M Y is just simply thumbing his nose at the establishment. Maybe doing it because he suffered and want to spite them back. Assume they can force him to stop calling himself a monk or abbot. And forbid him to wear the buddhist costume.

    Then worse. After that he wears Prada. Or Ermenegildo Zegna. Gold Rolexes. Chauffered by followers in BMWs. This fella got expensive taste.


    And the $200,000 dinners are held every year.
    You cannot do anything about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voxies09 View Post
    I believe in second chance. Nobody is perfect
    Okay, you commit a wrong doing, you serve your time, and when you leave prison you're treated to a "buddha jumps over wall"... I'm sure that's every wrong doer's dream come true!...

    Second chance yes, nobody is perfect yes, but where is all that hard effort to regain trust and rebuild confidence which were once all lost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    .... you leave prison you're treated to a "buddha jumps over wall"...
    it shld be ming yi thrown over a wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    Wow, the price of vegetable really went up.
    No..he probably had one dish and ate a very small slice of the $100,000 ginseng and went into fasting to repent.Good quality Taiwan bamboo shoot not cheap also..

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    I can't believe how anybody haven't mention how many photo gear $200k can buy

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    It's interesting how human-organized religion can become so skewed ... or otherwise ...

    Doesn't it seem like the way some of our wonderful 'enlightened' ones try to drive, influence or dictate 'policy'? HUBBA HUBBA HUBBA!
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    monk = vow of humility

    $200,000 for a dinner... Humble?
    Why so serious... Son?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    It's interesting how human-organized religion can become so skewed ... or otherwise ...

    Doesn't it seem like the way some of our wonderful 'enlightened' ones try to drive, influence or dictate 'policy'? HUBBA HUBBA HUBBA!
    oh, of course...

    the ones who have it the worst are usually the ones who ride on their high horses and think they're perfectly normal.

    this is one of the largest ironies in life, i'm glad you can see it too.
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    Life, as it is ironically said, is often a reflection of one's own!

    Cheers mate!

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    Hmmm...
    In my own humble view, one of the few reasons this extravagant dinner even happened was because his strong supporters were out in full force.
    And it may come as no surprise that the idea behind the dinner and perhaps even the sponsorship of the dinner, were all borne by them.
    I am sure after what has happened, they would be prudent enough not to touch donor's monies for this, but to use their own finances.
    Thus, legally it could be tough to label it misappropriation of funds (if this is the case) as what some of the members here have suggested.
    But morally, it can be argued if these funds (from his supporters' persona pockets) could have been better used.

    I don't know. Just my humble opinion.

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    Why don't we all wait for Ming Yi to clarify the issue.
    At least, give him or his supporters a chance to explain before jumping to a conclusion.

    Heaven is fair, when one make mistake he will be punished sooner or later.

    However, if one has cultivated good merits, he will get to enjoy the fruits, be it now or in the future.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by scanner View Post
    Why don't we all wait for Ming Yi to clarify the issue.
    At least, give him or his supporters a chance to explain before jumping to a conclusion.

    Heaven is fair, when one make mistake he will be punished sooner or later.

    However, if one has cultivated good merits, he will get to enjoy the fruits, be it now or in the future.

    Cheers
    dont think he will since he has all these intention.....

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    In Sg, to me. Most of all religions leaders are just a job. It no longer serve it initial purpose due to the so call reality life...... Modern Age.

    At the ancient time, isn't it also the modern age of it own time???
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    Quote Originally Posted by scanner View Post
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    However, if one has cultivated good merits, he will get to enjoy the fruits, be it now or in the future.

    Cheers
    He has tons of "Merits"
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    Default Re: Ming Yi's monk status questioned over $1,000-a-table dinner

    Just yesterday, I saw a monk (or a person in monk robe) driving a Mercedes!
    Well, maybe his devotees gave it to him as a gift I assume?
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    Quote Originally Posted by limwhow View Post
    Hmmm...
    In my own humble view, one of the few reasons this extravagant dinner even happened was because his strong supporters were out in full force.
    And it may come as no surprise that the idea behind the dinner and perhaps even the sponsorship of the dinner, were all borne by them.
    I am sure after what has happened, they would be prudent enough not to touch donor's monies for this, but to use their own finances.
    Thus, legally it could be tough to label it misappropriation of funds (if this is the case) as what some of the members here have suggested.
    But morally, it can be argued if these funds (from his supporters' persona pockets) could have been better used.

    I don't know. Just my humble opinion.
    i second this. not likely they actually use donor money to get such stuff done. if they do, they are asking to be shot.

    if its the followers support...

    each table 10 ppl. each ppl pay 100 bucks. all eat vegetables. actually i dun see a problem i guess. except for the irony that a monk like him gets such an honor after what he has done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    i second this. not likely they actually use donor money to get such stuff done. if they do, they are asking to be shot.

    if its the followers support...

    each table 10 ppl. each ppl pay 100 bucks. all eat vegetables. actually i dun see a problem i guess. except for the irony that a monk like him gets such an honor after what he has done.
    Psychologically, these supporters are in a denial state. They believe he has done no wrong.
    Politically, in the federation or association, they might gain something.
    This is not a welcoming dinner for a prodigal monk.

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