Minnesota Buddhists Abuzz About Hive
Posted: 14 November 2008 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Sweet!  Buddhists see, well, Buddha in a wasp’s nest.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) _ The Cambodian Buddhist community in Rochester is abuzz over what they believe is a miracle: a wasp nest in the shape of a seated Buddha built in the eaves of their temple.

The nest was spotted last week. Elder members of the community say they have never seen an apparition of the Buddha in their lifetimes.

Seventy-year-old Voeun Sor of Rochester says the hive shows the Buddha is trying to tell everybody to seek peace in their lives.

Robert Jeanne is an entomology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He says the Buddha-shaped hive could actually be four different nests formed over a couple of years. He says if someone wants to read miracles into that, that’s their privilege.

Moeun Ngop is a 76-year-old monk. He has a more mystical take. He says the insects are trying to communicate Buddha’s message.

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Posted: 14 November 2008 01:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Try rubbing his belly for luck raspberry

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Posted: 14 November 2008 01:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Is it just me, or does he look rather perplexed, rather than serene and wise?

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Posted: 14 November 2008 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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How do you think Buddha feels about BEEing reincarnated as Wasp SPIT?!?!?
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Posted: 14 November 2008 02:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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oppiejoe - 14 November 2008 06:57 PM

How do you think Buddha feels about BEEing reincarnated as Wasp SPIT?!?!?
LOL

LOL
I hadn’t thought of that!  I’d be perplexed, too!

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Posted: 14 November 2008 04:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Crafty Dragon - 14 November 2008 06:51 PM

Is it just me, or does he look rather perplexed, rather than serene and wise?

I thought he looked like he had an arm/hand raised up to his face.

He must be eating a Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese.

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Posted: 14 November 2008 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I thought he looked like he had a hand next to his face, and a perplexed expression…

Kind of like he’s saying…“WTH?  I’ve been reincarnated in WASP SPIT?!?!”

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Posted: 14 November 2008 05:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Crafty Dragon - 14 November 2008 10:22 PM

WTH?  I’ve been reincarnated in WASP SPIT?!?!”

...In Minne-freaking-SOTA!?

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Posted: 14 November 2008 11:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Tah - 14 November 2008 10:52 PM

...In Minne-freaking-SOTA!?

LOL

No, no… you have to extend the ‘o’ sound and soften the ‘t’.  Minne-soooda.

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Posted: 15 November 2008 02:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Ahdora - 15 November 2008 04:59 AM
Tah - 14 November 2008 10:52 PM

...In Minne-freaking-SOTA!?

LOL

No, no… you have to extend the ‘o’ sound and soften the ‘t’.  Minne-soooda.

Buddha’s not from around those parts.  His accent is different. raspberry

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Posted: 15 November 2008 06:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Tah - 15 November 2008 07:57 AM
Ahdora - 15 November 2008 04:59 AM
Tah - 14 November 2008 10:52 PM

...In Minne-freaking-SOTA!?

LOL

No, no… you have to extend the ‘o’ sound and soften the ‘t’.  Minne-soooda.

Buddha’s not from around those parts.  His accent is different. raspberry

No, I’m pretty certain it isn’t.. There’s not much out there more serene than a Minnesotan accent.. Just listen to Garrison Kiellor sometime.. He almost sounds like he’s talking while asleep, he’s so mellow.

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Posted: 15 November 2008 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I think he looks like he’s on a mobile phone…

“Hello?
Hello?
Oh, hi, Steve.
Yep.
What?
Oh, yeah, Tuesday. Can’t make it - I have a game of squash booked.
Huh?
Yeah, cool.
Ok, see you then”

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