Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Remembering Ajahn Mun in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand. Forest Buddhism
Phii Jahn and Daeng had gone to deliver food to the village booth and I had gone into the wat too look around, the truck was locked and we had left a couple things in the bed. On returning to the truck I saw two teenage boys and a girl at the truck 1 of them getting ready to carry away the veg. This kid was so high on drugs that his feet weren't hitting the ground. To Make a long story short he left without the vegetables.
I can understand what is happening here and it is good that we can help provide a meal to the poor as the government of Thailand has no interest in providing food, social services, education or decent medical care to the people.The Thai Buddhist monasteries in the cities have little time for those who cannot pay their way. It is fitting that the people of the lineage of the Buddha, and those who follow on the Path of the Arahants keep that which is truly Buddhism alive selflessly in this land of excessive consumption and narcissism.