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A monk who drew fire yesterday for involving himself in an altercation with a woman is insisting that his templeâ€™s female cook employed the video clip as a means for taking revenge on him. Catfight Resolved: Monk says temple cook framed him, scratched his balls
Gay Monks in Thailand
pandorea posted a topic in Religion & PhilosophyRecently I discussed (on FB) with some Thai friends about gay monks in Thailand and someone said, I found the comment difficult to digest. I, personally don't see how gays monks destroy the religious. I don't think the lord Buddha forbids any gay to be come a monk. Buddhism in Thailand has been using in a very funny way for ages. How about those monks walking around with mobile phones? How about those fortune-teller monks? and so on. If we want to be square about this, should they be punished also? and in that case everyone should be punished because we all did something wrong according to the religious one way or another. Have a happy Friday... don't forget to pray!
First Class Monks
hbkbkk posted a topic in General DiscussionWhile flying back home to california. I found myself in first class with a couple of thai monks. Often in BTS, we would also see sign posted to give up seat for monks. Being a monk isn't so bad in thailand.
Addressing a Monk
Kitschiguy posted a topic in Speaking ThaiCould anyone please tell me; What is the proper way of addressing a monk? How should one meet, greet and say farewell to a monk? If anyone could give me the Thai and roman transliteration I'd be very grateful. Thanks
Monk Stall in Mall
ahpuiahsan posted a topic in Religion & PhilosophyIn between buying handbags or browsing the jewellery counters, shoppers in Thailand will soon also be able to get their daily dose of dharma under a plan to install monks in major department stores. Under the "meet the monk in a quiet corner" project, the Ministry of Culture plans to rent out space in stores throughout the country where shoppers can have a quiet chat with the clergy in a bid to bring people closer to religion, officials said. "People nowadays have no time to go to temples, only shopping malls. They can get closer to the religion if we provide the opportunity," the Culture Minister, Uraiwan Thienthong, was quoted as saying by the local media. Shoppers will be encouraged to participate in religious activities, and films or religious-themed comics will be available to attract younger participants. "We could campaign for religion in places where ... teenagers gather," said the Minister for Social Development, Wattana Muangsuk, on Saturday. Outspoken monk Phra Phayom Kalayano of Nonthaburi's Wat Suan Kaew, on the outskirts of Bangkok, seconded the plan, saying he would encourage monks to go every day to attend to the masses at the malls. Hm...now they are bringing Monks to the shopping Mall. If ppl are faithful to their religion, they should make time to go Temple....