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    What has happened to those monks I see in the TV dramas who chant all day and night?

    LOL, I don't think they need to spread so far and wide... It's a well known religion and they don't even need to do any desperate acts to attract more people to pray... People will naturally come if they want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    I can't believe how anybody haven't mention how many photo gear $200k can buy
    Ya lor... he should've buy the canon 1200mm RPG for the whole of clubsnap to share ^^

    Or he can give all of us each a Hassy Ferrari-branded MF camera... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    it shld be ming yi thrown over a wall

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    Last time I saw a monk wear JLC, non blink
    Hehe IMO not cheap

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    I never donate $ to all this charity show.Never trusted them.
    I bought the necessary thing and deliver there.
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    This charity dinner is a yellow ribbon project to welcome back the monk to it's fold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwttan View Post
    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?
    Monk is just like any profession e.g. tax accountants, corperate lawyers, skin specialist, plastic surgeon, fashion photographer etc.

    What you saw was perhaps an elite monk with wealthy devotees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arikyeo View Post
    What has happened to those monks I see in the TV dramas who chant all day and night?
    They are the stunt men and not the real monks in the movies.

    The sound is dubbed in after filming.

    All you know they may be singing "obladi oblada life goes on bra....."instead of chanting.

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    This monk is really terrible! I am glad there are many morally righteous heros here who speak out against his behaviour.

    May i suggest we form an alliance of the most righteous sects to attack shaolin, or where ever this monk is from, to rid the pugilistic fraternity of this evil.

    I mean, $1000 for vegetarian food! Absolutely unforgivable!

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    I hope nobody here will take for granted that vegetarian food has to be cheap. There are equally expensive stuff too. I am not condoning the splurge by the monk but one needs to be careful ESP in Taiwan where some vegetarian dish can be equally if not more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Boy View Post
    I hope nobody here will take for granted that vegetarian food has to be cheap. There are equally expensive stuff too. I am not condoning the splurge by the monk but one needs to be careful ESP in Taiwan where some vegetarian dish can be equally if not more expensive.
    Yep. Sometimes can't tell that it is actually not meat. But actually some monks do eat meat right (small portions)? In Indonesia some of the malays there do eat pork and drink liquor....over here they drink ba kut teh soup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2100 View Post
    In Indonesia some of the malays there do eat pork and drink liquor..
    remember. malay not = muslim just wanted to point that out, cause i suspect u thought it meant that some muslims eat meat. some malays have a different faith. only religion dictates what they can eat, not the language they speak... hope this clarifies.

    monks, as far as i know in sg's context don't eat meat. and what i know is pretty limited, and may be too much of a generalisation. u gotta understand religion itself is a pretty complicated thing.

    even in buddhism, there are (again if i'm not wrong), 3 different schools in the modern day context.

    Theravāda Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism.

    hence... pls avoid overgeneralisation. just because some malays eat meat, doesnt mean they are muslims who eat meat. just because some guy whose head is like a pool ball is eating meat, doesnt mean there are monks who eat meat
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post
    I mean, $1000 for vegetarian food! Absolutely unforgivable!
    flawed logic... how is it unforgivable...?

    remember. the newspaper seems to have selectively ommited, or didnt bother to check a few details.

    are the tables spent form donor's money, or are they willingly bought by the believers? i dun see a reason why we shld complain if the believers decide to fork out that money. its their money. This is as good as saying: hey that guy cant shoot for nuts, but he bought a 1200mm L lens from canon. he cant buy! its unforgivable! remember... its his money. how he wanna spend, its his problem. we need to know who coughed up the money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    flawed logic... how is it unforgivable...?

    remember. the newspaper seems to have selectively ommited, or didnt bother to check a few details.

    are the tables spent form donor's money, or are they willingly bought by the believers? i dun see a reason why we shld complain if the believers decide to fork out that money. its their money. This is as good as saying: hey that guy cant shoot for nuts, but he bought a 1200mm L lens from canon. he cant buy! its unforgivable! remember... its his money. how he wanna spend, its his problem. we need to know who coughed up the money...
    Absolutely right. But today's society don't work that way, doesn't it? Everyone is so eager to get on high horse, get indignant about something that don't concern them, and pass moral judgement. i'm merely joining the mob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post
    May i suggest we form an alliance of the most righteous sects to attack shaolin, or where ever this monk is from, to rid the pugilistic fraternity of this evil.
    I'm all for it.

    Let's attack them when they are in decadent and weak and wicked stage.

    I propose we call this new sect:

    ArchRivalism

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    I got a different theory about this monk fellow, you can explore this theory further or dismiss it. After all, this monk is chump change compared to the christian TV evangalist in the US, who are only caught because the IRS took such great offence that the pastor who has basically 100000 X more than ming yi can also go and ask for even more on TV and not pay the US gov IRS income tax.


    If you think carefully about Ming Yi, I don't think he is the usual con man with such thick skin to attract negative attention to himself again. (No one doing illegal or shady things in Singapore would not normally want to attract attention to himself) also an ex con would find it very difficult to put together such a dinner without the backing and syndication of a group of people behind him to back him up. I know some of you have stated why doesn't the buddhist federation exple him, instead still got people backing him up?

    I strongly suspect that Ming Yi is a freemason, and as part of his freemason requirement to please his worshipfull master or gain promotion to a higher level in masonory is out to seek attention and for some unknown reason discredit the buddhist religon. Have you ever thought of where the term getting the 3rd degree comes from? http://www.whatisfreemasonry.com/ and http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False...ry_exposed.htm

    Therefore in short for ming yi, he may not only be in a buddhist lodge but likely in the masonic lodge. ( I do not know or take this as a fact, but perhaps you all might want to explore a hypothetical thoery as to what a religious head belonging to a secret oranization with so much power and assets with a secret agenda would do) and That "masonic lodge" is in itself is just a generic term, within the masonic lodge there are also many splinter cells with their own agendas all based on aims, agendas kept even more secret from masonic lodge members. Now why do they need secret splinter groups within a secret organization?? Same as a parent company setting up Pte Ltd companies. Despite all their secracy sometimes a murder, accidental death, financial fraud or crime gets exposed, then the head freemason lodge of Scotland can expel that group or member stating their exclusion clause we have nothing to do with law breakers and illegal activities. This is a fact you can get this information on National Geographic program on Inside freemasonary. Thus buddhism is not his main agenda but his means to succede in his masonic aspirations. (and ofcourse other people or innocent unsecret organizations he is using must suffer for his cause) And if you think the monk is a gay, then it fits more likely in the mason organization, just go and google 2 bowls and a stick, I read somewhere that it is a common thing when a freemason wife will ask where the husdband is going? And the husdband will be sort of bashful or ashamed and the wife also don't know how to react that her husband is not attracted by another woman but his masons. Allegedly, if you want to be the mastor mason or level 33 man you must be 2 bowls and a stick and totally be into their jabulon, eaooom but continue to look devoted to your current religon on the outside.

    You will ask, are there freemasons in Singapore? why plenty more than you think, already they have their own building here for ages, even if there are not enough here, they will pour in from the US or the UK. And where do freemasons recruit from? Mainly from religious organizations, in the US and UK they primarily recruit from churches, but in Singapore they will go for the major religons that includes buddhist. And for those of you that are muslims, don't think that you are safe, while on a bus, I saw a malay man sitting in front of me reading a black leather covered book and what I thought was a Christian Bible, but on closer inspection the words were in malay and the title had free mason and he smiled at me. So who ultimately controls the free masons???? rule britania again our past colonial masters are the kingmakers? (if you look at who is the current titular head) All I know is the the free masons may themselves be the frontmen, cos around the turn of the twentieth century the british masons got forced to merge or amalgate with their enemies the illuminati group from Germany that caused those british members then a lot of grieve which they still had to keep secret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post
    Everyone is so eager to get on high horse, get indignant about something that don't concern them, and pass moral judgement. i'm merely joining the mob.
    rise above them and have a better view dun ever get caught in the mob mentality. its easy to be caught. its harder to think straight. but i prefer sound logic over mindless whining

    and i'm not passing judgement on mingyi yet. we just simply dunno enough...

    btw, u know a guy that is aquitted in court, doesnt mean he innocent? it just means there is lack of evidence/ arguments to prove him beyond reasonable doubt, guilty.
    thats why in court, they never say this " you are free to go because u are innocent." they will only say "you are not guilty. u are free to go"

    something interesting that i read from a very interesting book..
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    Quote Originally Posted by pathfindingcruiser View Post
    I got a different theory about this monk fellow, you can explore this theory further or dismiss it. After all, this monk is chump change compared to the christian TV evangalist in the US, who are only caught because the IRS took such great offence that the pastor who has basically 100000 X more than ming yi can also go and ask for even more on TV and not pay the US gov IRS income tax.


    If you think carefully about Ming Yi, I don't think he is the usual con man with such thick skin to attract negative attention to himself again. (No one doing illegal or shady things in Singapore would not normally want to attract attention to himself) also an ex con would find it very difficult to put together such a dinner without the backing and syndication of a group of people behind him to back him up. I know some of you have stated why doesn't the buddhist federation exple him, instead still got people backing him up?

    I strongly suspect that Ming Yi is a freemason, and as part of his freemason requirement to please his worshipfull master or gain promotion to a higher level in masonory is out to seek attention and for some unknown reason discredit the buddhist religon. Have you ever thought of where the term getting the 3rd degree comes from? http://www.whatisfreemasonry.com/ and http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False...ry_exposed.htm

    Therefore in short for ming yi, he may not only be in a buddhist lodge but likely in the masonic lodge. ( I do not know or take this as a fact, but perhaps you all might want to explore a hypothetical thoery as to what a religious head belonging to a secret oranization with so much power and assets with a secret agenda would do) and That "masonic lodge" is in itself is just a generic term, within the masonic lodge there are also many splinter cells with their own agendas all based on aims, agendas kept even more secret from masonic lodge members. Now why do they need secret splinter groups within a secret organization?? Same as a parent company setting up Pte Ltd companies. Despite all their secracy sometimes a murder, accidental death, financial fraud or crime gets exposed, then the head freemason lodge of Scotland can expel that group or member stating their exclusion clause we have nothing to do with law breakers and illegal activities. This is a fact you can get this information on National Geographic program on Inside freemasonary. Thus buddhism is not his main agenda but his means to succede in his masonic aspirations. (and ofcourse other people or innocent unsecret organizations he is using must suffer for his cause) And if you think the monk is a gay, then it fits more likely in the mason organization, just go and google 2 bowls and a stick, I read somewhere that it is a common thing when a freemason wife will ask where the husdband is going? And the husdband will be sort of bashful or ashamed and the wife also don't know how to react that her husband is not attracted by another woman but his masons. Allegedly, if you want to be the mastor mason or level 33 man you must be 2 bowls and a stick and totally be into their jabulon, eaooom but continue to look devoted to your current religon on the outside.

    You will ask, are there freemasons in Singapore? why plenty more than you think, already they have their own building here for ages, even if there are not enough here, they will pour in from the US or the UK. And where do freemasons recruit from? Mainly from religious organizations, in the US and UK they primarily recruit from churches, but in Singapore they will go for the major religons that includes buddhist. And for those of you that are muslims, don't think that you are safe, while on a bus, I saw a malay man sitting in front of me reading a black leather covered book and what I thought was a Christian Bible, but on closer inspection the words were in malay and the title had free mason and he smiled at me. So who ultimately controls the free masons???? rule britania again our past colonial masters are the kingmakers? (if you look at who is the current titular head) All I know is the the free masons may themselves be the frontmen, cos around the turn of the twentieth century the british masons got forced to merge or amalgate with their enemies the illuminati group from Germany that caused those british members then a lot of grieve which they still had to keep secret.
    cough... i'll leave this to someone else who is smarter to dissect. it would take me hours to research on this before commenting.

    but based on gut instinct? i find it too much of a stretch.
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    remember. malay not = muslim just wanted to point that out, cause i suspect u thought it meant that some muslims eat meat. some malays have a different faith. only religion dictates what they can eat, not the language they speak... hope this clarifies.

    hence... pls avoid overgeneralisation. just because some malays eat meat, doesnt mean they are muslims who eat meat. just because some guy whose head is like a pool ball is eating meat, doesnt mean there are monks who eat meat
    Actually I'm not talking about locals, I am talking about in Indonesia, some small town (eg population 100k). Was quite surprised. You can find Malay Christians here, but over there it is extremely rare and probably zero Buddhist Malays, though I do not know about the true demographics. Your logic is correct though, but in reality I find it hard to believe coz that's like winning a 50M Toto here with a whole group of them somemore.
    BTW it is not meat, it is that particular meat type.

    You are right, a person in a monk's robe, monks sash or whatever, with shaved head may not be a monk. Some actually dress up that way to beg for money, see that in many other countries as well.
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    I don't know his agenda, I don't know all the facts, I give you a very broad possible international scenario, within the Singapore context, I know nothing about, within my beloved country, it is too scary to contemplate about what others secret agenda is happening here to control our fate. But this being Singapore and not some other country, I don't understand why he is not expelled, neither do I understand how he got away scot free?

    But why would he still want to attract attention despite being given a second chance?

    But I do know that secret organization is here and allowed to operate freely, you never see them stated as a religon or monitored even though they are supposed to give to charity, as though they are given free reign, and that they have many initiations and degrees which must be performed for the initiate or the member to do what normal people won't do.

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