If you encountered someone with aspirations to be a monk, and you asked him why he was choosing that life path, you'd stand a chance of getting a variety of different answers. But "smoking meth" would probably not be among them.
Now... I don't know:
A Buddhist temple in central Thailand has been left without monks after all of its holy men failed drug tests and were defrocked, a local official said Tuesday.
Four monks, including an abbot, at a temple in Phetchabun province's Bung Sam Phan district tested positive for methamphetamine on Monday, district official Boonlert Thintapthai told AFP.
The monks have been sent to a health clinic to undergo drug rehabilitation, the official said.
Whew. Imagine having to go to the Master of the Order and give him those results:
Well, at least they're getting clean. Although it looks like they can be guaranteed they won't have their jobs back when they get out:
Boonlert said more monks will be sent to the temple to allow villagers to practice their religious obligations.