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    Wi-Sa-Ka-Bu-Cha - One of the most religous days in Thailand

    Today was one of the most special, religious days in the Buddhist calendar, "Wi-Sa-Ka-Bu-Cha[FONT='trebuchet ms', sans-serif]" - The day that Buddha born and died is called Wi-Sa-Ka-Bu-Cha. Thai people go to temple on the holiday in order to make merit, meditate and pray. There are also many holidays that related to Buddhism throughout a year. Buddha lessons are considered as philosophy for Thai people. They can learn the lesson of Buddha when they are at schools. For example, Change is fundamental reality of our conditioned existence. Therefore, we should accept the change of our lives such as bodies. In addition, Thai people also believe in Karma that is in Buddha lesson (Knight, 1996). Apart from Buddha lesson, Thai people also believe in spiritual, which the idea is influenced from animist and Hindu belief. Most of Thai house and workplace have spiritual house because they believe that the spiritual will protect them. Furthermore, Thai people have Buddhist monk at their home in order to bless and pray. [/FONT]


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    Religion is strange to me, such a waste sometimes............

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    Quote Originally Posted by geir View Post
    Religion is strange to me, such a waste sometimes............
    These practices do have their beauty though.

    And whether we like it or not, religion is still the opiate of the masses. It definitely shouldn't be encouraged, but at the same time it should be left alone to take it's natural course. Most of the human race are still in the dark ages. Never mind the fact that they drive cars and use microwaves. You can teach anyone that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geir View Post
    Religion is strange to me, such a waste sometimes............
    well, i don't think most thai's follow Buddhism how it should be
    most use it for a lucky charm

    Ao usually in the bedroom chanting when she wants something

    but i think their Buddhist make-up does shape them as people, in a very positive way

    i am Catholic that doesn't practice but we were very involved in the church when i was growing up
    but i do sort of like and associate with people who were brought up Catholic, sort of cut from the same cloth and it really has nothing to do with the religion, but just the demographic and type of similar people

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    didn't know wether to take post seriously or not with that username! 555
    I'm gonna make my own thread, with Blackjack and Hookers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbsy View Post
    didn't know wether to take post seriously or not with that username! 555
    yeah, i thought it was spam at 1st!! 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    but i think their Buddhist make-up does shape them as people, in a very positive way
    I agree. Most Buddhist nations have a gentle, positive vibe about them. It has definitely made a great impression on their people.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbsy View Post
    didn't know wether to take post seriously or not with that username! 555
    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    yeah, i thought it was spam at 1st!! 555
    I found that pretty funny as well 5555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    I agree. Most Buddhist nations have a gentle, positive vibe about them. It has definitely made a great impression on their people.


    not a commentary on religion
    but i went and picked up sushi today and the girl was so demure and so subservient( can't think of a better word) with the bowing and the thank you's
    i just walked out of their thinking how much different they are than us
    not a commentary on them or us just a commentary on how different they are wired

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    not a commentary on religion
    but i went and picked up sushi today and the girl was so demure and so subservient( can't think of a better word) with the bowing and the thank you's
    i just walked out of their thinking how much different they are than us
    not a commentary on them or us just a commentary on how different they are wired
    That has a lot to do with their culture being very patriarchal and authoritarian as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    but i do sort of like and associate with people who were brought up Catholic, sort of cut from the same cloth and it really has nothing to do with the religion, but just the demographic and type of similar people
    You mean the boozing and fighting ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    I agree. Most Buddhist nations have a gentle, positive vibe about them. It has definitely made a great impression on their people.
    Yeah in Myanmaar as they slaughter Christians and Muslim Rohinga in basically ethnic cleansing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    not a commentary on religion
    but i went and picked up sushi today and the girl was so demure and so subservient( can't think of a better word) with the bowing and the thank you's
    i just walked out of their thinking how much different they are than us
    not a commentary on them or us just a commentary on how different they are wired
    I dont necessarily see this as religion.. I think almost all religions teach us to be humble but we fail..

    I see that more as the flip side of the class systems, of the major / minor roles etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    You mean the boozing and fighting ??
    yeah, pretty much 555

    plus dry humping girls on those CYO trips was pretty damn fun too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    I dont necessarily see this as religion.. I think almost all religions teach us to be humble but we fail..

    I see that more as the flip side of the class systems, of the major / minor roles etc..

    as i said in my opening line, wasn't a comment on religion
    just something Bacon said made me think of that exchange i had
    i deal with Japanese on a daily basis being in Vancouver, deal with a lot of different ethnicities, without giving it much thought
    Vancouver really opened me up to other cultures, even moreso than NYC
    it really is 2nd nature to grab a donair, eat Pho, be in chinatown on Saturday mornings shopping, etc..
    but sometimes i do take a moment and realize how different we all are at times
    Last edited by marc26; 25th May 2013 at 12:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    Yeah in Myanmaar as they slaughter Christians and Muslim Rohinga in basically ethnic cleansing..
    Well. not only in Myanmar, the Thais did the same outside Koh Phayam and Koh Chang. They sent the Rohingans tied up with their hands on their backs into the sea after removing the engine of the boat. They all died. This is a few years back now and the prime minister had to apologize in public.......We still weekly get bodies washed up on the shores of the same islands or in Ranong.....(but the fishing boats got very slippery decks right??)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    Yeah in Myanmaar as they slaughter Christians and Muslim Rohinga in basically ethnic cleansing..
    I have a very Marxist view of all human conflict. Whenever you see people killing each other in the name of religion, ethnicity or idealism, just scratch the surface and you're bound to find all the old, familiar economic motives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geir View Post
    Religion is strange to me, such a waste sometimes............

    A little guy said once "it's people fighting over who has the best imaginary friend"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2girls1cup View Post
    A little guy said once "it's people fighting over who has the best imaginary friend"?
    Tom Cruise ??? Scientology ???? 555555555555

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