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DONATING TO MONKS IS FAR NOBLER THAN DONATING TO BUDDHA? « The Mandalay Gazette | Organizing for Myanmar Burma | News Network


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VINAYA RULES/WEE NEE – MONKS’ RULES OF CONDUCT/ CONFLICTING BEHAVIORS AND USEFUL LESSONS IV « The Mandalay Gazette | Organizing for Myanmar Burma | News Network


http://myanmargazette.net/?p=10871


They are on Page 1, items # 14 to 16 from the top downwards.


Mingun Sayadaw’s Anudipani clearly and definitively says that donating to monks cannot be nobler or worthier than donating to Buddha.


It says there are 14 levels of noble donations. Donating to monks ALWAYS is below donating to Buddha.


Indeed, there are two Buddha levels with a non teaching Buddha coming in second to Buddha.


Noble persons like monks are even differentiated by various spiritual attainment levels.


Monks without morals are OUT!


Donating to bad monks earned no kutho/merit in Buddha’s time.

Donating to bad monks earned very little kutho after Buddha’s passing away.


Exceptions: Donating to monks, HEADED BY BUDDHA HIMSELF, was nobler or worthier than donating to Buddha alone.


After Buddha’s death, donating to monks HEADED BY A BUDDHA STATUE is nobler than donating to Buddha alone.


NOTE: Azusa Temple monk, in the flyer, purposely omitted Buddha or the important words “headed by Buddha statue.”

So, what he said is FALSE and is a LIE!


It’s a Vinaya offense and is very “Nga yare gyi” for a knowledgeable monk to do so.


SOURCE:

DANA / mingun2.htm

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/buddhism/mingun2.htm

BTW, Mingun Sayadaw (1911 – 1992) was a famous monk scholar and sage.

MingunSayadaw

http://www.tbsa.org/articles/MingunSayadaw.html

The Guinness Book of Records of 1985 has this entry:
Human memory: Bhandanta Vicitsara (sic) recited 16000 pages of Buddhist cannocial texts in Rangoon, Burma in May 1954. Rare instances of eidetic memory the ability to project and hence “usually” recall material are known to science.

The Venerable Mingun Sayadaw U Vicittasarabhivamsa was the first even in the Buddhist lands to win the titles Tipitakadhara Dhammabhandagarika (Bearer of the Three Pitakas and Keeper of the Dhamma Treasure).

See the difference between Mingun Sayadaw and the Azusa monk and what they were saying.

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