Despite being known in the past for their asceticism, it looks like a new breed of monk is out to “have fun.” Chinese monks seem to have given up their wooden bowls for much more “fashionable” accessories – fast cars and women.
On pictures from MOP.com and Sohu, it seems that some monks were caught driving an Audi A6 with girls coming along as passengers. It seems that they were stuck in traffic and the monk in the driver’s seat was calling for help.
As per usual, our dear old netizens had something to say about the matter:
“我靠,要是当ZD分子能有这么好的待遇,那ZD分子就太多了, 俺都想去. “
“Holy. If being a Xizang monk can have so many good treats, there would be more Xizang monks! I want be one.”
“Nowadays, monk is a profession. They can get married and have kids, and they are rich!”
“During the day they are monks, during the night they are perverts. Women nowadays don’t care who they’re following as long as they have money. The world has really changed, it’s the wealthy who have raised these trashy people.”
“Lama isn’t a monk, don’t get confused. It’s not the same thing. Tibetan Buddhism isn’t regular Buddhism.”
“It’s a Lama. Rich women nowadays always look for Lamas for tantric practice.”