Why is the Buddha's Birthday celebrated...

Discussion in 'Thailands events and festivals' started by Coffee, May 22, 2018.

  1. Coffee

    Coffee Surin Legend

    ...in other countries... 20180513_174424.jpg
    ...but not in Thailand ?
    Today is the day. Happy Birthday Gautama Buddha. :innocent:
     
  2. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    Thailand do recognise it - it's next Tuesday (Wesak Day).
     
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  3. Coffee

    Coffee Surin Legend

    Not exactly correct old boy.

    This significant holiday next week is Visakha Puja Day which celebrates Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death all on the same day.
     
  4. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    Jasus, over ½ billion people in about 20 different countries. You cannot expect any of them to agree on something that happened over 2,500 years ago!
     
  5. Coffee

    Coffee Surin Legend

    :rolleyes: Just ask the Christians and Muslims. ;)
     
  6. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member Staff Member

    Do we even care?
     
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  7. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick Surin Legend

    Did ANYTHING happen 2,500 years ago, or is it all a smokescreen dreamt up by the hierarchy to extract money from those that will believe anything?
     
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  8. Surin

    Surin Surin Legend

    Some crazies do, Nomad.
     
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  9. Coffee

    Coffee Surin Legend

    @nomad
    Is your darling wife Buddhist ?
    Are your two lovely daughters Buddhist ?
    Go ahead and ask them.

    Dollars to donuts when your time eventually comes you'll be going up the chimney in Buddhist ceremony whether you care or not. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    Did anything happen c. 2,000 years ago or c. 1,500 years ago? Of course it's a con to extract money from the ignorant.
     
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  11. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick Surin Legend

    European folk are slowly beginning to realise this with church attendances falling dramatically. I doubt I will see the Thai people giving up their tambooning in my lifetime, but it will surely happen in time,. When you see the politicians at a Buddhist ceremony on the TV, I am convinced they have no interest in the religious events despite their clasped hands. Its all for show, like everything here in Thailand! The monks keep the Thai people under control, and that is how the government like it.

    How people anywhere in the world, can be so gullible to believe everything they are told, without one iota of proof or evidence, and without even questioning it, never ceases to amaze me.
     
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  12. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member Staff Member

    Indeed I will. That said, it will not make any difference to me - I will be dead. I will not care at all.
     
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  13. georgefromcanada

    georgefromcanada Surin Legend

    my imaginary friend is better than you imaginary friend...ah religion
     
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  14. Surin

    Surin Surin Legend

    Hopefully many of these so called followers of a make believe god will be incarcerated here in Australia now, after yesterday's judgement.
     
  15. Coffee

    Coffee Surin Legend

  16. Coffee

    Coffee Surin Legend

    Yes Surin, regarding another thread with news of former Archbishop Phillip Wilson to be sentenced after being found guilty of covering up sexual abuse by a priest in Australia during 1970's timeframe.

    From your "many of these so called followers of a make believe god will be incarcerated" I was initially wondering if a certain belief system was being outlawed down under. (Akin to China with Falun Gong.) :mask:
     
  17. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member Staff Member

    And Christianity too ................http://www.dw.com/en/in-xi-we-trust-is-china-cracking-down-on-christianity/a-42224752
     
  18. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    Vesak Day.jpg
     
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  19. gotlost

    gotlost Surin Legend

    Started the celebration with the lads this morning at the barn with a triple shot of lao khao. :eek::yum::D
     
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  20. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick Surin Legend



    Some truth in the message but doubtful he ever spoke those words nor many of the others attributed to him. No doubt not dissimilar to words allegedly spoken by Jesus Christ of Allah!
     
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