If He Walks and Talks Like a Monk but Has His Hand Out...

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  • AlanLa
    Member
    • Mar 2008
    • 1405

    If He Walks and Talks Like a Monk but Has His Hand Out...

    Rather troubling the precept of generosity...
    People presenting themselves as Buddhist monks and soliciting donations have become ubiquitous in Times Square. But no one seems to know who they really are.
    AL (Jigen) in:
    Faith/Trust
    Courage/Love
    Awareness/Action!

    I sat today
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39074

    #2
    Thank you, Alan. These fellow doing Takuhatsu begging as a scam have been around Tokyo and other Asian cities for years.

    There are actually rules for identifying the scammers ...



    Only a shame if it takes money away from the truly needy. Let us sit in Metta.

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    • Mp

      #3
      Hello Alan,

      This is sad to see ... if they were in desperate need, then maybe I could understand. But if they are solely out of greed, this is not good. Much metta to them.

      Gassho
      Shingen

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      • Myosha
        Member
        • Mar 2013
        • 2974

        #4
        Metta to all.


        Gasho,
        Myosha
        "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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