For me, anything without proper identity is a ghost and you will get to see many such ghosts in online forms. In my recent past I have had the privilege of meeting with one such ghost in "The Bhutanese" online form. Discussion on "Denchi land compensation scam" as reported my 'TheBhutanese' paper was at its height. Of the many faceless ghosts, there was one particular ghost that drew my attention under the tag "the monk". I saw him spending sleepless nights defending the accused. Through his relentless responses to attackers, I sensed him getting exhausted and getting even vulgar. Although his voice was getting suppressed by attacks from all sides, he never looked defeated. So I took the initiative of inviting him on Facebook, where issues of National importance are normally discussed amicably with faces and substance. I did it because that is where your voices are immediately heard by the PM, the OL, Ministers and almost all the MPs. And this was what the monk wrote:
By the way, Peldhen Sonam Nima is my Facebook profile name and there is nothing to worry. Its just the combined names of my three little daughters. I even used this on my blog too. The Ghost monk looked more frightened with my name than my request I sent. In his confused and wimpy state he was easily going vulgar. In response to his fast fading voice, I left my response on Facebook page 'Social democracy in Bhutan'. But sensing his reluctance, I just removed my comments from there and the following was what the Monk, in his most proudest moment wrote again:
Interestingly, he extended his invitation for me to become a ghost like him. Well, it is not in my blood to become a ghost, face less and arrogant. I believe in sharing my opinions openly with my face and identity. Although I nearly paid a hefty price for being open in my recent past, this thing can hardly deter me. So following was what I wrote:
And in response, he wrote the following lines:
After those comments, The monk disappeared. I am now thinking that even the ghost monks go for meditation or else hibernation. I may be wimp but I am ready to read him more.