Friday, August 8, 2008

Modern Monks

Christchurch 2008. Ajr
I don't know what it is about the sight of monks
flashing cameras around the place that I find so incongruous.
It just seems so at odds with my vision of monks as walking advertisements for abstinance and all things non-materialist. This little scene reminded me of the time I climbed to a remote Buddhist temple in South Korea and was flabbergasted to come across a grey-robed monk hoeing a lonely mountain field while he talked on his mobile phone.

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