Caught on Film: Monks Gambling, Smoking, Drinking in South Korea

Posted on May 22, 2012

Monks are said to be the epitome of holiness, shunning earthly pleasures.

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However, it seems that is not what all of them do behind closed doors.

Six monks from South Korea’s Jogye order were caught on film gambling, smoking and drinking!

The monk who released the video said that the six gambled away about US$875,000 in 13 hours of continuous playing!

Where would Buddhist monks get that much money?

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The video was taken in a hotel room during one of the memorial services for one of their fellows.

Sadly, this controversy happened several days before Buddhists celebrate the birthday of the Buddha, one of the biggest events on the religion’s calendar.

Gambling outside of casinos also is prohibited in South Korea.

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