Incense in Thai Temples

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Incense in Thai Temples

Postby theravada_guy » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:00 am

Greetings all,

What are some popular incenses used in Thai temples? For example, from what countries, what brands, what scents, etc.? Thanks
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Re: Incense in Thai Temples

Postby appicchato » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:12 am

I know you're in the States, but (it seems) you're inquiring about Thai temples (and Thais)...in Thailand it's not an issue...if it burns, it's used...
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Re: Incense in Thai Temples

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:36 am

appicchato wrote:I know you're in the States, but (it seems) you're inquiring about Thai temples (and Thais)...in Thailand it's not an issue...if it burns, it's used...

:anjali:

Luckily the incense sticks used in Thailand are are still a sensible size:
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And have not been supersized, like in China...

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Re: Incense in Thai Temples

Postby BlackBird » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:25 am

Oh my goodness...
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: Incense in Thai Temples

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:42 am

BlackBird wrote:Oh my goodness...

Indeed.

Notice that in neither case is the burning being done indoors...

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Re: Incense in Thai Temples

Postby theravada_guy » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:00 am

Greetings all,

Yes, I am in the United States. I was just wondering if Thais used any specific incense. I wanted to know for my own personal incense usage during my daily devotions. Thank you for your information appicchato.

Mike, wow. That is big incense...It's kind of...extravagant and over the top. It's not necessary to burn something like that. That money could have been put towards helping the poor and needy instead of making such big incense sticks.
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Re: Incense in Thai Temples

Postby JKPenumbra » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:08 pm

Hahaha!! That gave me a good laugh, not even sure why.
Those incense probably burn for days…
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