Buddhist monks and Counter Strike are definitely two things that seem to have absolutely nothing in common. Apparently, this is an outdated concept and some of the monks
really got under the Counter Strike
spell, like half of the gaming world at some point during their existence. And it seems that the Counter monks
are having quite some fun while virtually killing each other and everybody else. Honestly, I'm really looking to see the first Buddhist clan entering the PGL, that would totally rock!
According to multiplayerblog.mtv.com, who spoke with a world traveler that saw the monks in person, they were "mostly teenagers, dressed in dark maroon robes, but otherwise pretty much the same as boys everywhere". Except the fact that they were Buddhist monks and one of the five precepts for living a Buddhist lifestyle is that no one should kill - fortunately for the monk-players this has nothing to do with the game world.
"I was a bit surprised when I was in China and I was told about a group of Monks who live in a temple next to a Cybercafe. Apparently, the monks are not permitted to drink alcohol, eat meat or be married, but it's totally acceptable for them to play violent video games. Apparently, this group of Monks spent a lot of time next door to their temple at the Cybercafe playing 'Counter-Strike'", Randy Pitchford, the one who saw the monks playing CS told Mtv.
It seems that when the Buddhist monks get tired of fragging, they switch to the more "peaceful" Diablo 2 and Half Life. Which we think is really cool. Of course, what they do is probably against the rules and that is exactly the reason we're not saying where they were from. But the Internet knows already.
So, if you ever met a person playing Counter Strike and that person told you he or she is a Buddhist monk, there is a chance that you weren't told a lie. I'm just wondering if their special training makes them better players...