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By John McAfee
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Topic - Nopparat Benjawatananun
Thailand's national Buddhism body said Monday it is monitoring monks nationwide for any behavior that does not adhere "to Buddha's teachings of simplicity and self-restraint."
"When Lord Buddha was alive, there wasn't anything like this," Mr. Nopparat told the Associated Press. "There were no cars, smartphones or cameras, so the rules were much simpler. While the monks need to keep themselves abreast of new knowledge, current events and technology, they are restrained to choose the appropriate tools."
Office of National Buddhism Director-General Nopparat Benjawatananun said Monday said the Buddhist monks in the video were acting "inappropriately."