Wheel of Misfortune
Many Southeast Asian Buddhist temples bear a vague resemblance to casinos – spiritual casinos that is. Often, there are all sorts of gadgets strategically placed next to the altars to help people part with their money – in exchange for some good karma. Normally, the amount of good fortune is directly proportional to the donation. So, I knew I was taking a gamble when I spent only half a ringgit (15 cents). But I wasn’t too worried. After all, the machine had just spit out a glorious fortune for Tony. When I started reading mine, however, I couldn’t believe my eyes.
Wow! Who needs religion with encouragement like this? (Or, maybe, that is exactly the point.)