Materialistemple 2010

Temples nowadays are not simple structures like they were in the past. Perhaps this is because the world today is surrounded by materialism and technology that has changed Buddhism. The outside world has undergone rapid changes and this has resulted in the construction of more religious places and buildings than necessary. Renovating temples and construction of places of worship to pray for good fortune, release misfortune and gain happiness in the next life, is the reason given when asking for donations. So it has become popular for Buddhists who want to be free of misfortune in various aspects of their current lives to donate large amounts of assets. This enormous amount of funds, gathered from people’s beliefs, is the source of financial management that eventually resembles big business, including finding ways to create more opportunities to bring money into the temples in various forms.