Thai Buddhist monks at the Apple Store

Today, in my soi:

thai buddhist monks at the apple store

And they say Mac users are religious….

7 Responses to “Thai Buddhist monks at the Apple Store”


  1. 1 tewson January 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Oh my god, no, i should say oh my Lord Buddha. I have a job. I earn money from working but I still can’t afford an iPod. Who are they to have no work, be expected to live far away from materialism, and be interested in such gadgets?

  2. 2 julielavoie January 9, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    i am sad to report that after browsing the apple store, they went next door and sat down at starbucks. 😦

    i know monks get discounts for buses and things, does it also apply to stores? i see many monk shopping for electronics at panthip plaza — it’s always electronics, never any other kind of store.

  3. 3 Natta January 10, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    OH. MY. GOD.

    This is a shame, a big, big shame.

    Actually, monks shouldn’t be supposed to get discounts from stores because, well, they are most definitely NOT supposed to be in those places from the very beginning.

  4. 5 Sikachu! January 11, 2009 at 3:54 am

    I bet no, they don’t get any discount.

    Also, they not suppose to do a shopping like that. I HATE it when monk do shopping by themselves for electronics and such.

    Buddha taught us to live efficiently, and not having ‘wants’ for things that is not really sufficient for living. I just wonder why they did that … It just that they don’t care about that teaching anymore ??

  5. 7 cynixeyes November 29, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Monks need iPods, period. How else can they listen to dhamma loudly enough to drown out the complaints of judgmental laypersons behind them on The Path?


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