Conquering greedy people with generosity

Late afternoon of April 7th, Ajahn Satit who has just arrived back from Sydney for the Sunday service in Albury has noticed that the CCTV at the front of the house was gone. He immediately contacted the police and waited for them to come before entering the property. The temple was broken into before around 27th February-2nd March and Ajahn Satit said he suspected it was done by the same group of burglars.

The wire fence has been cut

The wire fence has been cut

Since the last incident, the main gate was locked at all time but the burglars have cut the wire fence at the other end of the property to gain access and to take things away. This showed their intention to come back to steal from the temple again. Said Ajahn Satit.

22” Lawnmower Endoro Max DM6000 Engine Briggs&Stration 675 Series 190cc Serial no. 10 0429 5823366

22” Lawnmower Endoro Max DM6000 Engine Briggs&Stration 675 Series 190cc Serial no. 10 0429 5823366

The newly replaced lawn mower, CCTV camera and a few other electronic equipments were taken. These equipments are used to run the Sunday service.

People come to the temple to learn the Dhamma, the most valuable thing they could get for their lives. This group of burglars came to the temple for the wrong purposes, Ajahn Satit said. Their action only created bad kamma that drive by their greed.

Ajahn Satit and the members of the Albury temple have decided to show the real value of the temple and to respond to the incident by donating other things that have not been taken by the burglars to local charities that can make use of them. Ajahn Satit said that he and the temple members would like to see their belongings to go to people that need them instead of the burglars and there would not be any other valuable things kept in the premises that worth the attempt for the breaking in for the 3rd time.

These goods will be donated to the local charity

These goods will be donated to the local charity

The wish of WatAlbury community was fullfilled by donating things that have not been taken by the burglars to Lifeline Albury-Wodonga Shop on Tue 10 April 2012.

The wish of WatAlbury community was fullfilled by donating things that have not been taken by the burglars to Lifeline Albury-Wodonga Shop on Tue 10 April 2012.

The temple can operate on a very minimum facilities, because the most important and the most valuable thing is the Dhamma. The monks can live their life very simple. Most of the properties at the temple are for better service for the community, but we still can have the Sunday services without those facilities, Ajahn Satit said. 

Ajahn Satit has been maintaining the temple garden and the lawn by himself since he reopened the temple in Dec 2010. He said that, it might be the time to give this task to the community. We have lost too many lawnmowers and equipments for the task. Let give this work back to the community. We will open the gate for anyone to come again, if they come on the weekday, they could make merit by bringing their own lawnmower to mow the lawn for welcoming people on Sunday.

Related news on Local Newspaper

The Border Mail Monday 9 April 2012 page 6

Albury Wodonga Newsweekly Friday 13 April 2012

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*If our local community would like to help in stoping stolen goods selling, below here are the list of some goods that been stolen from the temple. (We only list the one that have clear identification)

First time

  1. DICH Power tools Dinomart 22″ 6HP Self Propelled Lawn Mower 22 inch blade Extra Wide Cut (Green colour)
  2. Line trimmer Makita RST250 Serial number 139672

Second time

  1. 22”      Lawnmower Endoro Max DM6000 Engine Briggs&Stration 675 Series 190cc      Serial no. 10 0429 5823366, engraving “WatAlbury.org”
  2. 18″ Victa Lawnmower Red (about 12 years old)
  3. Makita      RST210 S/N 442229, engraving “WatAlbury.org”
  4.  Uniden XDECT R Series XDECT R055H S/N      98009655
  5.  CCTV System H.264 Network DVR S/N      20101100800B
  6. Linksys      Model Number  S/N: MSU00H959786 Mac      00226BA047CD
  7. Dell Desktop computer + 2 monitors each of them has engraving “WatAlbury.org”

Some photo of the goods https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=9b7cbca22262a164&resid=9B7CBCA22262A164!757&parid=root

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