Devotees at Sri Maha Bodhi, 2009
I was thinking about it. If you go to any temple it’s primarily full of women, aunties mainly. That’s who’s upholding the Sinhala Buddhist faith, really. And yet I don’t see many aunties in the BBS. Any, really. It seems to be a bunch of men, including monks with drunk driving violations, practicing aggression under the guise of a religion that’s actually far more chill. At least as shown by the people that actually practice it. Which would be the white-clad aunties. The day they lead a protest movement I’ll take it seriously as representing mainstream Sinhala Buddhism.