Ok to kill ants says chief Buddhist monk

The monks at the Ang Hock Si Temple, AKA the Hong Hock See temple in Penang intend to "out source" the task of getting rid of ants which are biting worshipers.

As Buddhism forbids its devotees from harming any living creatures, the monks are looking for a creative and non-violent solution to deal with the ants.

Although the monks will not encourage anyone to harm the ants, but if someone independently turns up and deals with them without the monks' involvement then that will be ok, said the chief monk.

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