Glimpses of the lives of child monks in Buddhist monasteries

Buddhist scriptures state that if a child is mature and knowledgeable enough to protect fields from insects and birds, he has the capability and the right to make a life-changing decision of becoming a Buddhist monk or lama.  Children as young as 7 or 8 years old are seen in Buddhist monasteries, engaged in infantile activities interspersed with rigorous discipline and austerity.  This pictorial piece presents the innocence of child monks in the austere and brooding silence of Buddhist monasteries.

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