19 May 2024
They jostled each other to bring money to 'bribe' Buddha 1

They jostled each other to bring money to 'bribe' Buddha 1

At the end of the festival season, people tell each other the story that the temple does not have enough people to check the amount of change, up to 1,200 bags, left by tourists from everywhere.

Temples and pagodas have been turned into places of begging, bribery, and buying and selling by humans to achieve their personal goals.

Every year, Ba Chua Kho Temple is crowded with people coming to ask for fortune in trade and business.

Spring is festival season.

In the sacred land of Yen Tu, people use money to `polish` the entire Dong Pagoda.

At Bai Dinh Pagoda, the largest and most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam, every year people see images of tourists from all over putting money into the hands of the Buddha statue.

As for Huong Pagoda, every time the festival season ends, people tell each other the story that the pagoda does not have enough people to check the amount of change up to 1,200 sacks left by tourists from everywhere.

Those are just three temples among thousands, tens of thousands of temples in our country.

Surely many people know that scattering money in sacred places like temples and pagodas is very wasteful and offensive, but now many people do it so much that anyone who goes to the temple without bringing change to scatter feels lost.

Buddhism places the highest importance on sincerity, not on worship and rituals to make things difficult for sentient beings.

Our country is still poor, maybe the amount of money people spend going to temples is not much, but if you calculate the total, it will definitely not be small.

>Watch video: Money scanning scene at Bai Dinh pagoda

Long Hoang

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