I’ve stumbled on this article on Daily Galaxy. Here’s the deal:
“The aggression that comes out in the videogame satiates whatever desire I might have to express that feeling,” the monk said. “For me, that’s very skillful because when I do that I don’t have to go and hit anyone over the head.”
Does this finally make games “cool”? This is probably unheard of in major religions; truly approving of games. And it’s no peasant, this guy is a Tibetan icon. I like this, ’cause people might stop blaming games for once and see it as a form of stress release. I wonder if the monk’s also waited for Duke Nukem: Forever? Guess that’s the enlightenment they seek? Thinking of monks playing games is really odd. I wonder if they ever attend LANs? Do they talk about Fallout 3 during their meditation breaks [a break from chilling... that's nice]?
Violence ain’t all that bad. Everyone gets frustrated, it’s how you channel it that makes the difference. Hitting hookers in GTA ain’t that bad now, don’t you think?