gavesako wrote:Maybe it follows the recent articles describing the "homeless farang" phenomenon in Thailand.
Dhammanando wrote:What a depressing article. The toe-rag of a journalist should be reprimanded for taking unfair advantage of the mentally subnormal.
From another thread:
Dhammanando wrote:Some wats will limit the number of homosexuals of the very flamboyant type; the presence of one or two such monks in a wat is no problem, but when you get a whole bunch of ‘screaming queens’ it becomes disruptive as they’re always competing with each other to be the centre of attention.
Isn't there some kind of interview or screening process before an abbot allows someone to ordain? It seems that those who are deliberately using the system for other than noble efforts should be denied access to ordination. While homeless people should certainly be given opportunities or programs to move to permanent housing, monasteries are not equipped to be quasi-homeless shelters. Imagine for example, if lay people go to the temple to give dana and one of the "monks" or "nuns" asks them for liquor.
And regarding the third quoted post above, when a monk has almost surely been committing a parakika offense (screaming queen or hetero-casanova), is it common for the monastery to not take action and disrobe the monk?