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The Buddha Lounge

December 23rd, 2008 (12:04 am)

The Indian restaurant opposite my house, which was called The Natraj, has reinvented itself as a trendy bar, called "The Buddha Lounge". This is ironic on multiple levels.

Firstly, the Five precepts of Buddhism forbid the consumption of alcohol or intoxicating substances. Secondly, the more strict Eight precepts encourage followers to abstain from music and dancing, and also from all sexual activity (and the main purpose of these types of bar is basically to find willing sexual partners). Finally, followers also refrain from "luxurious places for sitting or sleeping", so even the "lounge" part is out.

What's next, the Jesus Casino?

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Posted by: mewse (mewse)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)

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