Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Monks in MaiHtiLa Still Carrying Out Patta-nikkujjana Against Officials

Source: Democratic Voice of Burma

A resident of MaiHtiLa told DVB that two monasteries were still carrying out the vow of Patta-nikkujjana against government officials and organisationg despite increasing pressure. According to the resident, while the monks are forced to accept food offerings from such personnel, they have been redistributing it among the poor.

"End of The Buddhist Lent means that the monks will have to go out on alms rounds. But what they receive from these people, they give away to the poor. The monasteries are cooking their own meals instead."

"Sometimes, the monks have to accept inivtations from the Official's house for food offering. But they will still abstain from eating there."

According to another resident, majority of the monks in MaiHtiLa are still keeping to their vow of Patta-nikkujjana.

For the original article in Burmese, please click here.

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