Boy Monk with Gun

Boy monk with gun (Photo and caption by Joyce Le Mesurier/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) At the annual Ananda Harvest Festival in Bagan, Myanmar, thousands of monks from all over Myanmar came to receive alms. While walking around the vast temple grounds, I chanced upon this boy monk who was playing with his toy gun. Even though it was only a toy gun, I found this image a disturbing juxtaposition of the peace that Buddhism embodies and the violence that guns symbolise.
Boy monk with gun (Joyce Le Mesurier/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) At the annual Ananda Harvest Festival in Bagan, Myanmar, thousands of monks from all over Myanmar came to receive alms. While walking around the vast temple grounds, I chanced upon this boy monk who was playing with his toy gun. Even though it was only a toy gun, I found this image a disturbing juxtaposition of the peace that Buddhism embodies and the violence that guns symbolise.

2 thoughts on “Boy Monk with Gun”

  1. If the photograph has not been set up; then the boy monk’s ‘dharma~teacher’ has failed him, as it certainly is classed as an inappropriate item of which is absolutely forbidden.

    Yours Aye.

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