The National Office of Buddhism insists monks boarding a private jet, wearing sunglasses and using luxury items is not a serious breach of monastic rules, but it is inappropriate.
A photo captured from a video clip at YouTube features a group of monks with sunglasses on a private jet. The monks’ behaviour has drawn heavy criticism from online viewers.
Office director Nopparat Benjawattananan said Monday it was not wrong for monks to fly on a private jet, as seen in a recent YouTube video, since the jet did not belong to them, but was donated.
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