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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 03:09 PM
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Monks Allowed To Watch World Cup, But Can't Enjoy It (LOL)
Monks Allowed To Watch World Cup, But Can't Enjoy It

POSTED: 12:48 pm EDT June 12, 2006

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Cambodian Buddhist monks are getting some slack to watch the World Cup on television, but not much.

They're not allowed to cheer, get excited or bet on the matches.

They normally aren't supposed to watch TV, movies or artistic displays. According to Buddhism's strictest rules, they should abstain from pleasurable activities. More than 90 percent of the country's 13 million people are Buddhist.

The Supreme Patriarch, Non Ngeth, is willing to make allowances for the World Cup, though.

http://www.local6.com/sports/9356499/detail.html
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 03:11 PM
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1. Don't enjoy it? No problem!
Bake
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 03:13 PM
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2. They can watch porn, but not get aroused???
The supreme patriarch is torturing his boys.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 03:13 PM
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3. Now see, I have NO interest in watching the World Cup
But I would LOVE to watch these monks watching the World Cup.

They need to put THAT on TV.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 03:13 PM
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4. Pay per View Monk Fest!!!
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 04:00 PM
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5. Similar scenes have been
over on this side of the pond. After John Cleese's "Art of Football" (A-Z) a week ago, came a film with no narration- just shots of people all over the globe preparing for and watching games. There were shots from a monestary.
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mr blur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 04:19 PM
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6. What's to enjoy? (nt)
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 05:31 PM
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7. "According to the monastery's strictest rules ..."
Edited on Mon Jun-12-06 05:32 PM by Call Me Wesley
It's not a Buddhist rule.

And there's a wonderful movie dealing with it by Tibetan monks (chering included): http://www.popmatters.com/film/reviews/c/cup.shtml
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