from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Buddhist monk, especially of China, Japan, or nearby countries.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Buddhist priest in Japan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Buddhist or Fohist priest, monk, or nun.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Buddhist monk, especially of China and Japan.
Cyclopædia.] [Footnote 47: The word bonze (Japanese _bon-so_ or _bozu_, Chinese
Part of the horror of such memorable coups of contemporary photojournalism as the pictures of a Vietnamese bonze reaching for the gasoline can, of a Bengali guerrilla in the act of bayoneting a trussed-up collaborator, comes from the awareness of how plausible it has become, in situations where the photographer has the choice between a photograph and a life, to choose the photograph.
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A bonze asserts that Fo is a God, that he was foretold by fakirs, that he was born of a white elephant, and that every bonze can by certain grimaces make a Fo.
“My son,” the bonze answers, “give me twenty rupees and God will give you grace to believe all that you now do not believe.”
But if the bonze requires him to believe what is contradictory or impossible, as that two and two make five, or that the same body may be in a thousand different places, or that to be and not to be are precisely one and the same thing; in that case, if the Indian says he has faith he lies, and if he swears that he believes he commits perjury.
The Indian may swear to the bonze that he believes without taking a false oath, for, after all, there is no demonstration that Vishnu has not actually made five hundred visits to India.
He says, therefore, to the bonze: “My reverend father, I cannot declare that I believe in these absurdities, even though they should be worth to you an income of ten thousand rupees instead of five hundred.”
The Turkish dervish, the Persian brahmin, the Chinese bonze, and the Indian talapoin, all worship the Deity in a different manner; but they enjoy a tranquillity of soul amidst the darkness in which they are plunged; and he who would endeavor to enlighten them, does them but ill service.
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