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Thanks To Monks, Lobsters Avoid Pot, Return To Sea

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To celebrate Wheel Turning Day, a group of Tibetan Monks in Massachusetts bought more than 500 lobsters destined for large pots of boiling water and put them in the cool waters of the Atlantic instead. The holiday commemorates Buddha's first sermon, when he spoke of karma; good deeds performed on this day are multiplied.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, with news of some good karma.

This week, Tibet monks in Massachusetts got 600 pounds worth. To celebrate the Buddhist holiday, Wheel Turning Day, the monks bought more than 500 lobsters destined for large pots of boiling water. Instead, they dropped the creatures back into the cool waters of the Atlantic.

The holiday commemorates Buddha's first sermon when he spoke of karma. So good deeds performed on that day are multiplied.

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