Monks living in a cocoon of luxury is not news. Just drop by the dwellings of any elders in the clergy to see how they live.
Monks owning or commuting in luxury cars is not news either. That is how the elders routinely commute to perform their rites. The same with wealthy monks with lucrative merit-making businesses.
Luxury, and a monk's life, are contradictory. Yet the monks' betrayal of simplicity has become so widespread that it has become normal.
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