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Small wat in Thailand...

Postby appicchato » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:34 am

This link will take you (if interested) to where your's truly is presently ensconced (the kuti in the first frame)...a sublime little spot near the 'Bridge on the River Kwai'...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIOReNgZ ... r_embedded ... :hello:
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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:48 am

Im so jealous! :tongue: But seriously your very lucky Bhante to have such good kamma in this life to have been able to ordain. Maybe one day i will be so lucky!

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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:02 am

Looks like a beautiful place to do walking meditation! . . . love those trails with the trees and water . . .
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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby appicchato » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:16 am

One day bodom...one day... :smile:
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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:56 am

Looks fantastic, Venerable!
It was a surprise to me as I thought you had gone back to the US!!
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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby appicchato » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:02 pm

Thank you Ben...I was offered a ticket to visit my family...and accepted...and oh so glad to be back in Thailand...to be in the good graces of the beautiful Thai people is something I can barely fathom to have happened to me, even after more than thirty years...and one I won't lightly surrender...

For a (somewhat) larger view (if interested) go to: maeserm.com ...
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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:33 pm

very nice bhante!

one day when I no longer have something (comitments) to do.
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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:50 pm

appicchato wrote:...and oh so glad to be back in Thailand...to be in the good graces of the beautiful Thai people is something I can barely fathom to have happened to me, even after more than thirty years...and one I won't lightly surrender...


Hi Bhante,

Sometimes it is good to get away, only to realize that home is not so bad, in this case for you, home is Thailand. I often like to travel and visit places or look at other houses, homes, condos, etc., only to realize that my own is not so bad.

Traditional culture is far advanced to modern culture in many ways, as you have seen first-hand after being away for 30 years. :tongue:
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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby adosa » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:05 am

Excellent Bhante :smile:

Looks like a glimpse of the higher realms.


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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby appicchato » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:52 am

David N. Snyder wrote:Traditional culture is far advanced to modern culture in many ways...


I would agree David...

Thank you Manapa, and adosa...
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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby AdvaitaJ » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:18 am

Wow. :bow:

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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby mykeawja » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:00 pm

First, I have to tell you all...I am not good in English but I am good enough to be a bhuddish :-)
I found this site from Google.
and many Thanks to appicchato for this topic.
I am a webmaster of www.maeserm.com
I created the site since last year. Because I want everyone know this place.
And I also work for this place more than 15 years
This place is good for life....and for stop everything.

Anyway, this is the first time for me to join this site. I will be back again (If you understand my English !!!)
Best regards.
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Sometime...Nothing is the best.
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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:40 am

Welcome, mykeawja :smile:
Your English is fine, so don't worry. Join in our discussions any time.

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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby appicchato » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:42 am

Welcome, mykeawja :smile:
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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby mykeawja » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:14 pm

Many Thanks to everyone.

OK. I will try my best to talk with you all.

All places that we called "Small wat" In Thailand like this place , In fact, we would call "SA-THAN-PRA-THI-BUTH-DHAM" instead.

Because...there is no "Vihan" and "Bood" (Sorry, I don't know how could I spell Bood...may be "Boodth")

Ammm...I will check the right word later.

I have a question...Is there anyone used to visit this place??

If not, you can go there with me one day...After that, You will like it...Believe me!

The monks overthere are the real monks. ....Ammm...how can I explain you!!!

I means...the monks will eat everything in the one bowl .

They will mixed the main dish and all desserts together.

They eat for living. Not living for eat!!!

I really want to invite you to be there...Just one time.

No money to be needed in this place...only you and your mind indeed.

Are you ready?

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Re: Small wat in Thailand...

Postby adosa » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:42 am

Looks like a very wonderful Wat, mykeawja. Thanks for posting. :smile:



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