In asking me to write a column for the Maha Zen Temple newsletter, I wondered why. First I speak little if no Korean, am not fully comprehensive of Buddhism, but have a love for Buddhism never felt in two other religions that I was involved in. Why me?
The other day, Sunday July 28, 2002, I had to go to another temple to pick up a chanting book that is translated from Korean to English. While I was there a young boy about fifteen years old was having a problem relating to another boy whom I think was younger and might have been his brother.
The fifteen year old was furious with the other boy. He was so mad that when I was walking in the front door of the temple, he took the young boys shoes and through them out in the street. I was amazed that a Korean boy of the Buddhist religion could act like that. After I paid my honors to budda and was sitting there talking to the monk of this temple, the fifteen year old boy came upon the young boy who was playing very quietly with Lego and started screaming at him ven year old was doing it in front of the monk and wondered how the monk would respond.
TO BE CONTINUE