A group of Buddhist monks visiting Kansas City received an unwelcome surprise when they returned from their baby-back-rib-sampling rounds to discover that an elaborate sand mandala which they had spent the previous two days creating had been used by a local boy for a game of “Dance Dance Revolution.”
The boy, whose delightful antics were captured on security cameras, has not been identified; the monks, however, were characteristically nonplussed, viewing the incident as a reminder of the impermanence of all things:
“No problem,” Geshe Lobsang Sumdup, leader of the group from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in southern India, said through a translator. “We didn’t get despondent. We have three days more. So we will have to work harder.”
In his mind, Sumdup added, “little stupid fat American frenchfry-sucking capitalist piglet,” in punishment for which he will serve his next lifetime as a dung beetle.
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