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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Asalha Puja, Buddhism in Isaan and thaibuddhism

The triple gem of Buddhism is the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha, also known as the Three Refuges. An article here in Thailand is quite telling of the state on Buddhism in Thailand. Buddhism teaches humility, simplicity , introspection and respect. If 25% of the people confess to ignoring the precepts more than likely 50% to 75% is closer to the true number.Here in Thailand and thaibuddhism the Triple Gem is  Conspicuous consumption,
Excess and Narcissism. There is little room for Buddhism given these attitudes. The continuation of Buddhism in Thailand is in the hands of a few. That is part of the beauty pictured here on the occasion of Asalha Puja at That Phanom in Isaan