Mad Buddhist monks brawl at funeral in northeast Thailand

Tensions have been excessive at a funeral in Surin province in northeast Thailand on Friday when a brawl broke out between two saffron-robed Buddhist monks, allegedly over a plastic chair.
Yesterday, the appearing abbot of Wat Pho Sri Sawang Arom, Phra Toi Kan, advised reporters what happened on the temple on Friday.
In Thailand, Buddhist funeral rites embody a distinctive ritual called bangsookool (paṃsukūla in Pali) in which relations present robes to Buddhist monks to generate advantage on behalf of the deceased. New robes are placed on a coffin and received by monks who chant and pour water to symbolise the transfer of benefit.
Shortly after the bangsookool ceremony on Friday, the peaceable funeral rites have been disturbed by two hot-headed clergymen. Phra Toi Kan said…
“I was sitting in the entrance row. I don’t know the basis cause of the issue seen in the footage. Relatives needed to step in and stop the chaos. After the incident, the monk who began the fight asked to depart the monkhood at a temple in the metropolis.”
Phra Ongart stated that his family members invited him to carry out a bangsookool ceremony at a funeral. Chairs had been set out in two rows for the monks when they arrived, mentioned Phra Ongart.
A monk instructed Phra Ongart to sit down in a chair within the entrance row because the three seats within the back row were taken. Upon sitting down, an angry monk requested Phra Ongart, “How a few years have you been ordained?” before physically attacking him in entrance of all of the funeral visitors. The monk grew violent when he didn’t get a front row seat.
Itemized mentioned he was no match for the opposite monk’s energy and ended up on the floor. He stated he was repeatedly punched by the mad monk before funeral attendees put a stop to the battle.
The boiling Buddhist picked up a chair and tried to whack Phra Ongart with it but funeral attendees snatched the chair from him before he could do any more harm.
Physical violence is forbidden for Buddhist monks and the perpetrator has already been punished by exiting the monkhood and returning to society at the request of the abbot..

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