Buddhist Monk, Grand Palace, Bangkok

    Buddhist Monk, Grand Palace, Bangkok

    Therevada Buddhism, the professed religion of more than 90% of all Thais casts strong influences on daily life. This monk at the Grand Palace chanted a prayer, then placed a flower as an offering. Even small Buddhist temples sustain monastic communities, where most Thai men spend at least several months as a novice monk.

    "It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg."    -Thomas Jefferson-

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