[Buddha-l] Dhammakaya Solution

Bankei bankei at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 18:56:32 MST 2011

On 6 February 2011 22:06, Artur Karp <karp at uw.edu.pl> wrote:

> 2011/2/6 David Living <aryacitta at hotmail.com>:
> >
> > Well I suppose it's better to spend money in that way than buy more
> nuclear warheads with it.....or another 300,000 MacDonald/Next/Tesco
> outlets? At least some Buddhists are making a mark on the world.
> >
> >
> Oversimplification, dear David.
> Apart from warheads and Tesco outlets, there exist other possibilities
> how to spend money. And earn merit, the Buddhist way. And quite urgent
> human needs, decidedly more urgent than having your name inscribed on
> the base of a golden Buddha figurine.
> Respects,
> Artur K.

This leads to another question I have been asking myself and others,
especially Thais, in recent years.

Is it 'better' to give food to a monk who has more to eat or a poor lay
person with not enough to eat? The Thai people generally will prefer to give
to monks because of the 'merit'.


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