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Sat 29 Apr 2017
Thai Buddhist

I am Buddhist and so are about 95% of people in Thailand. For us, it is more a way of life than other religions. We don't see the Buddha as a God but rather as a real person who reached enlightenment through meditation and leading a good life. When we pray or pay respect to his image we are promising him that we will do our best to be good. If you have any questions about Thailand, then please do not hesitate to post them in my All About Thailand Forums .

I took this picture at about 6.30 a.m. at my local market. People stopped the monk to give him food as a way to make merit. The monk never says thank you or makes eye contact. He blesses the people and then moves on barefoot.


# Article Title Author Hits
1 Life as a Thai Buddhist Nam Dokmai 18391
2 Ceremony for the Dead National Culture Commission 8223
3 The Life of the Buddha Student Weekly 7747
4 Attitudes of Buddha Images Lertporn Parasakul 11063
5 Viewpoint of a Western Buddhist Andrew Bond 6343
6 The Story of the Mahajanaka Wadee Kheourai 6188
7 Making Merit on My Mother's Birthday Panrit "Gor" Daoruang 6237
8 Candlelight Procession The Nation 4957
9 Tradition of Freeing Fish and Birds Thaiways 7655
10 Gold Leaf Wadee Kheourai 7907
11 Lustral Water Wadee Kheourai 6177
12 Lotus Flowers in Buddhism Absorn Ounayakawit 11501
13 Wisakha Puja Day Student Weekly 6366
14 Asaha Puja Day Student Weekly 6144
15 Magha Puja Day Thanapol Chadchaidee 9085
16 Kathin Ceremony Thanapol Chadchaidee 7577
17 The Emerald Buddha Thanapol Chadchaidee 7259