Author jailed for insulting Thai king

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Author jailed for insulting Thai king

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:16 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/0 ... index.html

Maybe an exercice in forgiveness and compassion from the king?

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Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
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The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

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Re: Author jailed for insulting Thai king

Postby Element » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:26 pm

I also trust the king of Thailand will forgive him.

The king of Thailand honors the Dhamma.

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Re: Author jailed for insulting Thai king

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:29 pm

Only 50 copies of the book were published, and only seven were sold


ouch
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Re: Author jailed for insulting Thai king

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:41 pm

jcsuperstar wrote:
Only 50 copies of the book were published, and only seven were sold


ouch


I recall when I first came here in '85 a former Speaker in the Thai Parliament got a six year sentence for this crime. In this case the man hadn't actually insulted the King at all; he had just got drunk at a party and in a moment of bravado boasted that he would if he felt like it. Unfortunately the boast was reported to his political enemies... :spy:

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