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The Buddhist vow of refraining from harmful actions was momentarily lost on one monk who beat up another for standing too close to him. The incident occurred early Wednesday morning in front of Bang Yai City Market when the pair got into a quarrel of which monk should stay and which monk should leave. Apparently, there is an unwritten agreement that 2 monks do not stand in close proximity and receive offerings of flowers, food or money. This is because 1 monk will get more offerings if he stands alone, 2 monks together means the offerings are shared. The argument, […]

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Never heard of this before.

They come in twos and threes our way and stand next to each other.

On returning to the Wat they share all together.

On baht contributions all are given the same on birthdays, won the numbers etc. and this is pooled and shared at the Wat also, unless the head monk needs funds for the temple etc.

Seems to work out Ok with the lady monks also sharing.

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