Is there a law against priest or monk owning property

From: "truth"
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:21:30 GMT
Subject: Re: Is there a law against priest or monk owing property...dealing in real estates ... having diving holidays?

The central tenet of Buddhism is to "let go" of
your desires.
If a Buddhist monk keep on acquiring more and more
he is going against this basic teaching of Buddhism.

"baldeagle" wrote in message

news:338be41e-2415-4c4e-b8c8-3f9ec57b20cb@l5g2000pra.googlegroups.com...
On Jul 22, 5:33 am, baldeagle wrote:

> http://news.asiaone.com/News/The%2BNew%2BPaper/Story/A1Story20090719-...
> Quote:
> "From a multi-million dollar condominium in Singapore to properties
> in Australia and Seattle, the 47-year-old monk had them all. He also
> owned a luxury car, a racehorse named Venezuela and went on
> diving holidays."

> The propaganda organ painted a picture of a monk, who
> own property, dealing in real estate, having holiday overseas
> as if it is illegal.
> Is there a law in Singapore against priest or monks owing
> properties, dealing in real estates...or having diving holidays
> overseas ?

On Jul 22, 3:34 pm, "truth" wrote:

- For a monk to engage in such excessive materialistic pursuits,
- is wrong and absolutely unworthy of his status as a monk.

Who say a monk or a priest cannot properties, dealing in real
estates...or having diving holidays overseas ?

Whose rule or law is that ? Yours ?

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