Highly informative! Thanks, bhante. I have a group of Thai friends here, in Fukuoka. I was surprised (initially) to learn how common ordination is for young men. Would be great if we had that for young people (like my sons) in Japan....http://thaibuddhism.net/page7.htm
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009