Buddhists do not use incense
I REFER to the letter from Mr Brennen Young headlined, ''Overpowered by joss sticks'', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on January 7.
As a Buddhist, I would like to clarify matters.
The burning of incense is not a habit of Buddhism.
For Chinese people, it is simply a way of showing respect towards their ancestors.
People who do burn joss sticks in areas where they are banned by law, should be given a warning by the authorities and if necessary, should be prosecuted.
Mr Young also complained that he could not breathe properly in smoky temples.
I would advise him not to go to such places if the smoke bothers him.
People have the right, in temples, to burn incense if they wish to.
WONG YUEN-WAH New Territories