As long as Western governments talk tough one minute and hold out the begging bowl the next, not much is likely to change.
Very 2009 is its riff on imagination and creativity as the only nourishment that can keep “the begging bowl of the Buddha” full.
Shaven-headed swamis appeared by the thousands, ocher-robed and carrying their bamboo staff and begging bowl.
They are seen everywhere, going about in the early morning with a begging bowl; they are ever courteous and apparently well bred.
The servants of the house brought rice and would have put it into her begging bowl, but the child said, Let me give.
With the jewel that was in her left hand she touched his rice-straw hat and his staff and his rosary and his begging bowl.
Passing a bridge on the bank of the Ganges, I noticed an acquaintance standing near-by, his begging bowl extended.
He came with begging bowl in hand, to beg of the king; for of what use is sacrifice unless something be given at the sacrifice?