The Inter University Bhikku Federation (IUBF) today staged a protest outside the Fort Railway Station in Colombo urging the education authorities to put an end to the curtailment of student monks’ admission to universities. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja
When you adorn a robe the monk takes an oath that he enters monkhood to rid himself of the sufferings.Monks therefore need not go to universities but only to pirivenas to study the dhamma. Legislation must be brought to disallow any monk to enter universities. Their place is to study in the pirivenas and spread the dhamma to the world and not to get degrees and to be employed in various fields.The way the present day monks who clamour to enter universities are a disgrace to the Buddhist religion the way they behave. It is they who should admonish the young monks and show them the correct path.
OMG Friday, 15 May 2015 07:33 PM
And these people are supposed to guide the community to nibbana.
kondaya77 Friday, 15 May 2015 09:26 PM
Look at the monk ,wearing a beard and a mustache! All these monks should stay in a temple or disrobe..
arjuna Saturday, 16 May 2015 09:42 AM
Monk needs to go to Universities to learn and then come back to teach to the students. That is tradition in Sri Lanka for many years. That is how Privena statted in Sri Lanka.
Perumal Friday, 15 May 2015 09:44 AM
What is the exclusive objective of a Buddhist monk? To follow the eightfold Aryan Path and realise Nibbana or to increase his knowledge of worldly things and get occupied in high income vocations?
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