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Post time 2014-6-18 19:10:25 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2014-6-18 13:26
I thought it was monke who wore habits, not hermits

What's the difference?
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Post time 2014-6-18 19:58:42 |Display all floors
TheHermit Post time: 2014-6-18 19:10
What's the difference?

Monks make money out of pilgrims, hermits shun pilgrims, you should know that

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Post time 2014-6-19 01:44:21 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2014-6-18 19:58
Monks make money out of pilgrims, hermits shun pilgrims, you should know that

Hermits shun money..... they are beyond material concerns... but not all monks make money some of them survive on charity, and devote their time to good works.
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Post time 2014-6-19 06:59:22 |Display all floors
TheHermit Post time: 2014-6-19 01:44
Hermits shun money..... they are beyond material concerns... but not all monks make money some of  ...

If you are not interested in material things why have the robe?

The best money making scheme I have seen involving monks was at Wutai Shan. They were selling gigantic candles to pilgrims who lit them in order to get their wishes, after letting them burn for a short time the monks removed them, extinguished the flame, bagged them up and sold them back to the candle factory to be recycled. Profitable yes, ethical, I think not.

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Post time 2014-6-19 08:25:24 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2014-6-19 06:59
If you are not interested in material things why have the robe?

The best money making scheme I ha ...

Standard practice in all religions..... I would have thought. And environmentally friendly to boot...

Modesty prevents me from discarding my robe..... people would accuse me of exhibitionism.... a fig leaf will not do.
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Post time 2014-6-19 08:39:00 |Display all floors
TheHermit Post time: 2014-6-19 08:25
Standard practice in all religions..... I would have thought. And environmentally friendly to boot ...

But robes are made from amterial and you discard all things material, or so you said

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Post time 2014-6-19 12:18:25 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2014-6-19 08:39
But robes are made from amterial and you discard all things material, or so you said

At times I exaggerate.... of course. Some materials are essential even to hermits.
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