My dear friend Arijit ,arijitmitter wrote:Can you explain this by your concept of self correcting Sangha ?Sanjay PS wrote: i think it is entirely uncalled for us laity to evaluate or contemplate a" perceived " or factual short coming of those who have donned the robe . There is the proper Sangha in place to deal and manage any conducts that spills over the Vinaya . Whenever we pay our deep respects to the members of Sangha it is the qualities of the Sangha to which we stand inspired , devoid of the individuals inclination . And i am sure , a natural feeling of gratitude emanates with reverence making us want to provide the best .
http://news.yahoo.com/scandal-jet-setti ... 38071.html
These monks did not buy their ipod and sunglasses and expensive luggage the day the video was shot. It must have been on going.
How is this different than the German Bishop who spent $ 43 million to renovate his home and $ 15000 on a bathtub ?
http://news.yahoo.com/pope-banishes-ger ... 54932.html
We keep looking outside and outside ...........and the inside gets that much more poorer and poorer............
Look within yourself; give it time and patience , without defining any limits to these two coordinates . Remember , without faith ( entirely different from the crutches of blind faith ) its like being in a race , having eyes and brains , but having no legs to actually strive ahead. As the saying goes in the Pali language " Kalam Agmaya " time has no meaning, leave time alone ...
i am sure you will make become a stellar example of the Sangha, having abandoned and discarded subtle and refined conceit both from its weeds and its roots .
Tumhare arijit punnaiye me , bhag sabhee ka ho, aur hum sabh apne punnaiye ka vitran karte hai .( May we also partake in your accumulated merits , and may we also share our merits with you ) .